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PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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  • How do I get medical care if I need it?

    After going in to hospital,due to their bad treatment I got PTSD. Naturally if I had to go back to hospital for any thing I would be to scared. My therapist treatment for this is to relax. This is impossible if you have PTSD. If I refuse to go back because I'm scared then that is my fault and I would...

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  • Would you go back?

    Hi people can you help? I am meant to go back and see my counsellor on Thursday but last week she said something that she really shouldn't have and has put me off seeing her again, would you go back or not if you were called incompetent? I felt really upset, I am having assault counselling and really...

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  • Complex PTSD

    This is what I've been told I suffer with, unofficially, as it's not recognised in the UK as legit, I'm 48 yrs old now, had bad childhood till 14-15, I suffer flashbacks, severe panic attacks, nightmares, and a life of misery in my head, but because I've been in trouble with the police...

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  • Can I speak about him or is it mixing things up?

    I don't know what I do for the best, please help? I have regular counselling for PTSD but my dad's death is also a massive and for me a very poignant issue. If I mention this do you think it would be OK? I feel this counselling is to do with the past issues I had, but should there be any hard...

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  • Newly diagnosed

    My gp has diagnosed ptsd and I am awaiting counselling. I am struggling with insomnia and gp won't prescribe sleeping tablets. They have suggested anti depressants but I'm reluctant to have them. What has helped others , looking for any advice.

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  • What is the difference?

    Hi people can anyone help? I have been told I have PTSD, but it's been upped to PTSD c? Please help -the difference is? Can anyone tell me what ptsdc is? I don't know, I need to know to feel better in my mind. I have reason for having PTSD, I'm female and 44 and not having this sorted goes...

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  • I’m astonished!

    I’ve had the privilege to connecting with my ex’s ex. We have compared notes on our mutual ex partner. The person in question suffers with cluster b personality disorder and has caused him to behave in an extremely disrespectful and dishonorable manner. The other person and I are both older than the...

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  • Is this usual?

    Can anyone shed any light on how I feel but more importantly why? I definitely have PTSD, I tick all the boxes, but every time I see my PTSD counsellor I feel great after I come out, but then the day after I feel really low, but can't work out why. Is this normal or what have I done wrong? Why do...

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  • Should I trust my doctor's word or am I right?

    Hi people, I could do with some reassurance that I am not going round the twist or haven't lost my mind completely yet!  I went to see my doctor as I felt I really couldn't cope and haven't been able to recently.  There are various reasons for this from PTSD flashbacks and nightmares,...

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  • The lost supporter

    I recently found out that the person I was supporting (my ex, ptsd sufferer) shut down on me back in November, only to end up back at his ex’s home. I was completely devestated. I did everything this person asked of me when we were together, I made sacrifices, I spent money, I supported his illness,...

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  • Suicidal ideations

    I was recently diagnosed with PTSD. I was just seeing if I’m the only one who goes through episodes where I can an extreme overwhelming urge to kill myself. I do not want to die but my body and mind freak out. I tingle all over. These episodes last from 2-4 hours. While these thoughts go through my head...

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  • My boyfriend has PTSD? How can I help

    I have known my boyfriend for 20 years.. we have been friends. We decided to start dating and planning a future 3 months ago. We share our news with both of our families and children and the reaction has been great. Unfortunately he is still in the Army and we are doing a long distance relationship until...

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  • Has exercise helped your PTSD ?

    I've been reading the latest research that says consistent exercise at least 3 times a week - or daily - can greatly reduce symptoms of PTSD. Has anyone tried this, and if so, has it helped you ?

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  • PTSD from a Minor Car Accident

    Almost 10 years ago I was in a minor car crash with my sister. No one was hurt but when it happened I was not looking at the road (I was laying down in the backseat reading a book). Ever since then I haven't been able to sit in a car while someone else is driving (I am fine driving myself - I think...

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  • Is chronic anxiety and worry part of PSTD?

    I was dx'd with PTSD years ago and have cPTSD as well. I've had a number of car accidents and other things in life that traumatized me pretty badly - like being thrown in county psych wards for my depression and suicide attempts when younger.  I thought I was OK and then last year around...

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  • Just so exhausted!

    Hi people, I'm struggling. My counselling has got so intense I am now really struggling to sleep. I feel exhausted and just want to sleep. The question is has anyone here used Nytol to help with sleep. The flashbacks and nightmares are knocking me for 6. Would you recommend anything else natural...

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  • Ex can’t/won’t let go

    Hey everyone quick question, my ex suffers with PTSD and depression, since splitting he texts every few days, or calls me on the phone unexpectedly, I’ve tryed to say since we are no longer together I don’t want to do the polites or stay friends, there’s no hard feelings on my part but I just want to...

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  • Death and taxes

    I can't stop thinking about what a failure I am...what a hapless disoriented person I am. I think about going into a relationship and if I will hurt the other person in some way unknowingly. I know I am responsible for all my actions but sometimes I have flashes, or my body doesn't respond well...

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  • Just been diagnosed with PTSD hi

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I've just been diagnosed with PTSD. I've been given doxasilen ( excuse spelling ) as med . I currently take 5mg at night. Is anyone else using this med and do they find it helpful. I also suffer from severe depression, acute anxiety, GAD, OCD and borderline personality...

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  • The sense of relief is something I've never felt before...

    It's takes me ages to build a bond with anyone professional like counsellors and finally for the first time in years I have! I felt, safe, listened to and able to talk freely. But. I still feel scared and don't if that's a good sign. Is it OK to feel like this? How long has it taken other...

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  • Am i traumatized or have PTSD?

    Here it goes. My family is composed of 6 members. My parents, me, and my 3 siblings. I'm the youngest. Ever since, according from my eldest sister, my father has always been so agressive, have anger management issues, hurt my mom physically and verbally. All of us experienced that but to my older...

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  • Some days I don't know why I bother!

    Hi people can you help?  I have had months of counselling for ptsd and still feel though we're not really touching sides as my ill health physically keeps getting in the way of me getting to the sessions I so desperately need. How do I continue when I just feel ill so much?  Each session...

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  • Ptsd and extreme behavior changes

    If you’ve read any of my other post, then you’ll know that my partner who suffers with ptsd dumped me as if he were throwing away a bag of garbage.  We started out, IMO, doing just fine. He was a little apprehensive with trust issues and all, but nonetheless, he was fine, or at least I thought....

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  • Complex Trauma (cPTSD)

    Hi, I'm not sure this is the right discussion page to post this. I'm only just starting to learn what 'complex trauma' is, having never heard of it before a couple of weeks or so ago, and it doesn't seem to be talked about much, so I'm having a hard time finding out what other...

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  • I love my Boyfriend who was diagnosed with PTSD

    hi   Im in a relationship with a guy with PTSD, and we are in a long distance relationship.At first i didnt know why he suddenly changed his mood.so i asked him “whats wrong?”.He will just answer me  that he has a problem.Until one day he told me that he was being diagnosed with POST TRAUMATIC...

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  • Ptsd, generalised anxiety disorder, O , C, D

    Hey guys and girls my name is Jordan and this is a small part of my story Probably like everyone else here I am suffering from all the wounderful and colour affects of ptsd. That has let to sever generalised anxiety disorder and ocd I have been suffering bad for over a year now but over the last two...

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  • How long did it take to diagnose?

    Hi all. My name is Melissa and I've been through severe ongoing trauma for the last 5.5 years and it is still happening. Sometimes I feel very panicky, crying, frightened (for good reason, flask backs etc. My pain specialist feels I have symptoms of PTSD, but after only 2, 1 hour sessions with a...

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  • PTSD

    A little over 5 months ago, my dad passed away to 2 massive heart attacks. I was there when it all happened and unfortunately, had to do CPR on my dad and witness him having a massive heart attack. (I’m sure everyone knows that when someone is having a massive heart attack, it doesn’t look good at all.)...

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  • [email protected] an older post

    Hi people I have just read what an older post that I wrote about a week ago said.  I'm not surprised no-one responded as my stupid phone has picked up grounding technologies not grounding techniques which is originally what I wanted help with as I am still seeing my counsellor and I am still...

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