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  • Just feel numb, scared and frightened!

    Hi people, I don't understand why I feel so crxx, I got back off holiday yesterday (which was lovely and what I needed) but got back to rubbish off our housing association. We saw the neighbour who'd been looking after our cat to find out she's moving. She already has her 2 year old …

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  • Help!!

    Guys i was diagnosed with ptsd with psychosis and i take 30mg mitazapine and 2mg of diazepam together at night time i take them around 8.30pm sleep for a hour or two and wake because of terrifying dreams that make me feel even worse what do i do?

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  • Blown it!

    Hi to anyone out there who can by help. As the title suggests I have blown my counselling today and left feeling absolutely shxx! Excuse my bad language, I don't know if I can come back from this having opened my heart to her completely. I just feel so vulnerable and broken.🤕🤮☹️& …

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  • Diagnosed, abandoned and confused.

    I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD in November (on top of my previous diagnoses) and at the same time told I can't be helped. This was after nearly 2 hours of discussing my whole life with a complete stranger. I had overdosed and was given info to refer myself to this place and had made an …

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  • Should I ditch her and run? Is everyone else right?

    Hi people who read things on here. I need some advice I think? I am meeting someone today who used to be an exceptionally close friend but. We drifted apart because of what she told me about my shattered past and part of me now can't forgive what she did at the time, which has in a way hampered …

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  • The "Perpetrators"

    Hello, I'm hoping I'm not upsetting anyone, I'm thinking about the "thing" that has given me my one life that we all have, made my life a sad misery every day, the person has passed on about 20 yrs now, and haunted me from my memory says 5-6 yrs old upto 13-14 yrs old, when I …

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  • Advice needed

    Can you have PTSD from childhood trauma e.g. growing up in a home with domestic violence? With A parent who is an alcoholic? The reason I ask this I have started to feel depressed again but A lot of it is from my childhood and also the loss of my mum, I've gone for years being fine until …

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  • Here we go again!

    My ex, (sufferer) who I was reconnecting with has slipped into another episode. He recently told me of his becoming ill with flu-like symptoms, so I was immediately concerned and offered help. He only allowed us to communicate by texting which was fine with me, but yesterday (Sunday) I decided to …

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  • Feel sick going back to her, feel it's a test!

    Do you people on here have days when thinking about your counsellor makes you terrified to go back? I've struggled every time I have not seen her, I feel completely let down and so worried about all of this. Is it common to feel so worried, sick and scared with PTSD. Are any of you on here with …

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  • Struggling

    Hi im really struggling and dont know where to turn. I hate having ptsd and dont feel antidepressants are working. I dont feel im ever going to be free of awful memories.

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  • Just feel so broken, still!

    Hi ladies out there and anyone else who can make sense of the nonsense I am going to write on here. I have written on here before but have never asked this question: for those ladies who know anything of PTSD associated with rape do you know if it's common to crave the child you were denied all …

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  • I'm at an all time low and don't know where else to turn

    ive suffered with extreme PTSD with horribly cruel audio hallucinations I can't get under control. I was just diagnosed with major depressive disorder and feel like throwing in the towel as my birthday is next week and I have not one trace of energy or mental capacity to even care anymore. Can …

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  • So Very Complicated!

    My ex and I have the most complicated friendship. He recently came back after shutting down for six months straight. About three weeks ago we reconnected and have been enjoying our new found connection, however,  he’s recently started behaving in his shut down mode. About a week ago, he shared …

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  • Fight or Flight Mode

    My other half has been in ptsd episode for months and not in good place. He’s slowly coming out but is full of regret and pain and guilt. At beginning of it all he did file divorce . Now we are back to sleeping together and slowly communicating again. He is pushing for divorce still as he is guilt …

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  • It's as though all the air has gone out of the tyres!

    I feel finally able to breathe, thanks to everyone for their support despite almost passing out and feeling out of sorts, I still made it through a really scary, terrifying PTSD counselling session today. I've been ill for 5 weeks but my counsellor was brilliant today, just so calm and …

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  • I am trying to understand all of this.

    My ex and I have known each other for about seven years, and over that time, we have developed a very nice friendship. Last year, we decided to start dating and that’s when I saw and learned, hands-on, how to deal with his illness. I really believed everything was going well until August when he …

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  • My boyfriend has PTSD and is pushing me away

    I’ve known my boyfriend since we were in 5th grade and we recently started dating...we had a great day on a Friday, he told me that I was his safe place, Sunday he told me that he needed space to work things out in his head, after battling an illness his mother passed away on Tuesday, I found out …

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  • Feeling so gutted! Would you go back?

    Now I'm stuck O feel teaaly sad, after being so I'll for 3 long weeks I agree yp see my counsellor to be told I'm sorry she can't see you, she'll come back next week. They his offered me a phone appointment, but I sense I've done something wrong and don't k pe what. …

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  • PTSD & meds

    Hi my first post. My 15 year old son has been diagnosed with PTSD. He was taking Aripriprazole (He hears voices and sees figures), and sertraline 150mg. Aripriprazole was stopped as it had zero affect on voices. He has tried Olanzapine, Qutriapine but these had no impact either. Not sure if …

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  • When you hit rock bottom...

    Snap! I can't take any more. Rock bottom counts as I'm going to jump? I feel really vulnerable today. My life unravels at times completely, today being one of them. My health has stopped me accessing my counsellor. Physically I don't think you can get any worse. Can I or am within my …

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  • Do I go back?

    Hi people. Can anyone advise me what I now do? I have had to take some time out of my counselling and life in general to recover from kidney infection. My counsellor is willing to have me back but I have cold feet. I have never had this situation before, the more I don't go yhd more scared I …

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  • Why did she betray me this bad ?

    My bestfriend of 1 year and I moved away for college together.  She had told me she was suicidal and wanted to go away and start a new life with me, and she broke up with her controlling bf. But when we arrived everything went down.  I was supporting her financially to a limit (with our …

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  • Struggling

    I have recently been prescribed sertraline by my gp. Im having awful night time hallucinations of seeing spiders. I have a follow up gp appt in 2 weeks but the way i feel is that things will never get better. I dont like taking anti depressants but was willing to try anything. I dont feel any …

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  • What are the nightmares all about?

    Hi to the ladies on here especially. I have a problem with 2 looped nightmares. Can anyone shed any light on why I keep getting them, they lead to flashbacks in the day. These are them: 1 is to do with miscarriage and birth and the other one is to do with being pursued by my 1st attacker. Is this …

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  • No, I can't explain why.

    Really struggling with family not understanding how the things they see as trivial are not trivial to me. I can't find the words, or maybe the right words, to explain why I am the way I am and why things that don't bother them are so hard for me. I'm tired of trying to explain. I'm …

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  • Please help - Chronic pain , Derealization PTSD

    I have come to the forum to try and meet people who can help me understand what has happened to my body . Before I tell my story I have been medically cleared from any form of physical illness and has multiple bloods , MRIs and seen many specialists .  After quite a traumatic home life …

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  • And it's now messing up my physical health too!

    How do I sort this out? I think the intensity of my counselling is messing up my IBS and diverticulosis. Please tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel with this! Do I even go back to my counsellor this week, she laughed last time I saw her. (I'd offered her a piece of cake for my …

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  • Ptsd is still so baffling...

    My ex who broke up with me last August, and ghosted me last November, has recently apologized to me for his actions. I have to say that happy is an understatement to describe my feelings at that point. Ptsd still has me very baffled with understanding how a sufferers mind works. Although I accept …

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  • I wish I hadn't gone back!

    I feel I',be made such a big mistake! After 2 weeks been really I'll I finally dragged myself back to my counsellor, but I some how got the impression she didn't want to know. 1st she was late, when she eventually arrived I was in tears. I have Dyspraxia so boundary changes can really …

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  • To sleep or not to sleep

    It's getting late and I am gonna have to make a choice Probably I want to stay awake because sleeping gives me the fear of a nightmare happening. Sometimes I remember them, sometimes I just wake up in a cold sweat. But I also want to sleep because I don't want to relive it again, and that …

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