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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Do you want to be part of a video documentary?

    Hi all! My name is Clara, I am a journalism student from Plymouth Marjon University. I am doing a documentary on the everyday struggles of suffering from PTSD or being close to a person who does. The aim is to raise awareness for PTSD and fight the stigma surrounding it. Please, contact me if you want...

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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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  • 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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  • Extremely Frustrated from failed relationship with ex sufferer

    I’m just realizing what happened to me. I didn’t see any of it coming because I did everything I supposed to. Now I’ve realized I’ve been lied to and tricked by someone I really did believe. He claimed to love me and said he wouldn’t leave and now we’re here.  I gave my relationship 110% of me...

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  • Have I blown it completely?

    I saw my counsellor yesterday but had a really tough session with flash backs I'm struggling anyway so wrote to her and told her exactly how I felt as I cried myself to sleep last night like a baby in the foetal position. She occasionally poses really tough questions and I can't answer them,...

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  • Everything just keeps building up, what should I do?

    Everything feels like it is getting worse. I have been staying up all night and sleeping during the day. I have literally nothing to do with my time but watch TV. For awhile, all I could to was watch TV 24/7 but now even watching TV is losing my interest. Things are getting out of control and I don't...

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  • Do you know about Grounding technologies for ptsd?

    Hi people if you can help I'd be grateful. I have ptsd and have to see my counsellor about Grounding technologies tomorrow. What do they do and does any one know how to use them please? Feel sick about seeing counsellor but must be done. Thanks ladies.

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  • Thanks so much for all your help.

    The title says it all, I may comment on here again but I think now my counsellor has seen what flashbacks do she has now promised to help, as the one I had on Thursday was particularly bad and in front of her. No other help needed she thinks and she agrees that antidepressants won't be of use as...

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  • My husband has PTSD and is pushing me away, what do I do?

    My husband was in the army before we got together about 5 years ago and we have been married less than a year. We have always had our arguments and it seems our communication is totally off. He thinks everything I say has ill intent which normally starts a lot of our arguments. He recently quit his job...

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  • Any advice is welcome re sleep

    Hi can anyone help? I am really struggling with flashbacks but especially nightmares and don't sleep very well at night at all. Can anyone suggest any over the counter medication that deal with sleeplessness. I don't want antidepressants, they're chemical and mess with your mind. I definitely...

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  • What would you recommend?

    Hi I know I comment a lot on here but now feel I need help. What would you take for the stress and fear caused by ptsd through assault which is causing sleeplessness, fear and panic attacks. I don't necessarily want an anti depressant. Don't know where to start, already have counselling but outside...

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  • Open door and panic attack - who's there?

    Hi ladies please help, how do I get past the fear of knowing who is there behind the door. Assault/rape has left me frightened I keep thinking someone is behind the door. I have ptsd through assault and don't know how to cope any more. Counsellor knows and my doctor too. Just feel jumpy! How do I...

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  • Is misophonia due to my ptsd?

    Without going in to much detail, I think I might have misophonia. The reason why because I live in college town and students/people play their music up loud, esp this guy who play his bass loud. It driving me insane. So insane that I almost jump off of my balcony because of the noise. I also almost...

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  • Could I admit myself to a psychiatric hospital? Should I?

    At the beginning of last year, I spent about a week in a behavioral health center. One year has pasted and I have learned so much more about my mental illness. Last year, I was hospitalized for suicidal ideation. This was about the time my depression and anxiety got to a point where something needed...

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  • My therapist seemed pretty good but then

    I was assaulted earlier this year and it was horrible, I have bad depression and ptsd from it . A therapist from the victims of crime program was assigned to me and overall it seems like she's pretty good- I have really felt a connection with her and that she has a way of communication similar to...

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  • Just feel so jittery all of a sudden about it all.

    Hi ladies on here and people who have responded to my posts in the past. Do any of you feel jumpy in between counselling appointments and how do you switch the thoughts off? I have 12 days until I see my counsellor again and I'm dreading it after the last one which was so scary. Also what can you...

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  • Boyfriend feels no love?

    Hi everyone.  My boyfriend has been diagnosed with PTSD. He often says he feels numb, emotionless, deattached, no purpose, feels bored of life, is flat in emotions. He went through something extremely traumatic some time ago.. He has told me that he struggles to feel love for me (although previously...

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  • Is this OCD or PTSD

    This is my first post, so take it easy on me.  I was diagnosed with PTSD back in 2010. They gave me medicine and stuff, and help me out. Now, lately my life is getting worse. I do hours of organizing, such as; organizing stuff (it just could be the labels on the cleaning supplies is facing outward),...

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