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  • sam18386 4

    do i admit defeat and beg for help

    Hi, I need help! I have been at rape crisis for about 6 months 21 sessions on and off, who have been brilliant about helping me with the 2 rapes I suffered years ago. I would like to know whether people have had emdr treatment and whether it helped or not. Would it go down in my health notes if I

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  • sam18386 4

    now what do I do?

    Help I am panicking! For all those ladies who have been through assault counselling - how do you cope without weekly counselling when it really helps? I have been at rape counselling on and off 6 months but after Easter I have 3 sessions of support left but I am TERRIFIED coping alone. What would

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  • sam18386 4

    i just want the fear to stop, but how?

    I have had to write this post as I feel so sad today. I just don't want to feel like this but don't know how I feel any better. Please help? Despite trying all I can I feel so broken by what I've been told. It may not seem much but after being told by family that sweeping my rape under the carpet,

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  • claire72491 2

    Have I got postmatic stress disorder? Please help

    I exsperienced really bad anxiety for about 6months, after a close friend died off a pulmonary embolism.. I went away and got myself better with no medication I finally got my life back.. but since I got back and I went in to the house my close friend lived at all the memory's came flowing back so

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  • alis78172 2

    My ex-boyfriend is pushing me away

    I need advises I don't know what to do I met my ex-boyfriend last year in July and since then we have been spending almost every day together. He told me after few weeks that he was suffering from PTSD and also in few occasions he talked about his trauma. He was planning our future together,...

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  • sam18386 4

    am I panicking?

    Hi, I need some help. I'm still having assault and rape counselling but have encountered a problem that I've for help with. I'm worried I'll be thrown out of counselling because of reporting a receptionist, who was rude when I rang for support given that I'd had such frightening flashbacks that I didn'

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  • amy57522 3

    Physical symptoms of PTSD?

    Has anyone suffered physical symptoms of trauma.. I've experience trauma since I was 8 from domenstoc violence and other things. From a young age I always suffered with migraines, headaches, sickness, constipation and abdominal pain. Had so many tests and everything is always clear and no cause for

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  • Garant 1

    Losing a parent as a child

    My father died of heart disease when I was 9 years old. It was at our family home and I remember hearing him crying out the night before how he didn't want to die. That's one of only three clear memories I have of him which is strange, surely I should have more. Could PTSD be to blame?

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  • rep97 1

    Kelp for hair loss... stopped working

    OK I have Complex PTSD and I take prazosin for it helps me a bit but I have noticed my hair is thinning. And I searched and it does mention that hair loss is related to intake of prazosin. I searched and found out kelp helps stop hair loss/thinning. I bought a pack of kelp kombu from the

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  • hanna 08404 2

    What is PTSD?

    Hey guys. It's my first time in this forum. I recently was diagnosed with PTSD. I also have depression and anxiety. I been through violence at home where I was beating every day but I have begun to read things about PTSD and I bit confused. Is ptsd only a mental illness or can it be a physical

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  • carol 19052 2

    how do you accept it

    im struggling right now. i have repressed memories of child sex abuse that came to light whilst i was in therapy for failing to resuciatete my dad. i think i know it happened from the way my life has been but im struggling to accept it. if you know wht i mean

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  • sam18386 4

    this feeling of dread is hitting me continually

    Can anyone help please?  I need to find peace after horrendous experiences with men some of which I've asked for help with on here!  I just feel so sick and scared and tired and utterly fed up.  I'm 43 i'm called Sam and I wrote the article telling you 'and it all tumbled out'.  I need to ask for

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  • marie18112 2

    I'm in severe trauma I don't know what to do

    I'm in so much trauma I don't talk to anyone I'm afraid to go to college a few months ago I was sexually assaulted by a family member and I was in so much trauma before that now I'm even afraid to wake up in morning. This person is continuously mentally torturing me so that I can't do anything now I'

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  • karen18639 2


    been diagnosed with PTSD since March 2016 depression started in teens but got worse by 1988 due to many traumatic events since 1988 and up to 2012 I'm currently doing CBT for PTSD and it's recently been stopped for 3 weeks due to medication change from  Duloxetine 120mg to Citalopram 20mg to now

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  • sam18386 4

    And it all just tumbled out... but why do I feel so bad?

    Hi I have had to post and ask advice on this useful site yet again.  Can anyone who has been through rape counselling explain something to my mind which is worrying me persistently.  I saw my counsellor on Wednesday as usual.  I was just in tears and dissolved once I went into her room where we

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  • AShaunte85 1

    In love with a PTSD Vet who continues to push me away

    I will try to make this short. I've known this man since 1997. We've always been really good friends. We lost contact in 2004 and reconnected in 2014. At the time I was going through a divorce and he had been divorced for 2 yrs. He confessed his love for me immediately but said he was going through

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  • fireonetx 2

    Trying to servive

    I lost my job of twenty nine years (fireman) because of ptsd and the effects, I'm trying to not shoot myself,, I can't sleep (gross nightmares) I can't socialize (anxiety ) and because of the back injury from event,, I can't hold a job,,, I'm 53 and I can't bear the weight of the depression,, no

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  • samantha65992 2

    C-PTSD and Talking to someone

    Hi everyone, last year i was diagnosed wikth C-PTSD but i also have numiruos other diagnosis, how ever i was wanting to know do you A fight with your own mind and does someone Aswer you back?? as this is a problem with me as when i get the flash back i orignaly tried to control the thoughts due to

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  • krem50455 2

    Should I confront my aggressive father?

    I need some advice with regards to my abusive father and I was hoping you could help me.  Basically, my father has been showing aggressive behaviour since I can remember myself (for all I know, it could have been happening even before I was born). I grew up in a house where my parents would be

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  • ednamode 2


    i have a friend who has suffered or is suffering PTSD. She has been advised to have shiatsu and accupuncture by a specialist. What will she gain from this course of treatment.   

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  • holly35803 2

    PTSD and trust

    I was dignosed with PTSD in 2001, but the initial trauma was probably back in the 1960s. I experienced similar but more intense trauma in a military situation in the 1980s. I have been steadily improving since 2001; , when I have a PTSD attack I recover faster. My hyper-vigilent episodes last a

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  • anonymous80688 1


    It was mentioned to me that I have PTSD due to childhood trauma and domestic violence. I tried ro go to therapy and I only made it through one session. This session was too much, I couldnt stop crying and it seemed to make me feel worse and i felt re victimized. I've been on my own for sometime and

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  • Lelo17 2

    PTSD - Don't know how to help myself

    Hi guys, I'm 17 and struggle with numerous mental health disorders the most recent being mild PTSD (due to being raped when I was 16.) I find that I get triggered easily and any mention of rape or my experience sends me into floods of tears and an uncontrollable urge to self-harm. I'm under CAMHS

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  • nicola20719 1

    It keeps coming back

    I have had CPTSD since 2011; I have thought I've gotten over it time and time again, but it seems to have come back worse than ever now. The issue that I have is that I can only tell my boyfriend when he's high (he's addicted to cocaine) otherwise, he won't I managed to speak to him tonight,...

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  • sam18386 4

    I can't believe it's him!

    Hi ladies and men who use this site, I am sorry that I feel I have had to speak to people yet again, but after all these years all this heartache and upset, my husband has finally hurt me beyond belief.  Sorry I should say I'm Sam, I'm 43 and write on here often reporting back to people who I think

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  • jmcg2014 6

    For a long time...

    Hi all About 20 years ago i was in a terrible car accident, i was run over and could easily have been killed. At first following it i was in an out of hospital while i was healing, things seemed very frantic. As the years passed though, i do think of that night a lot - its strange though,

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  • Rik21362 1

    My ex has been diagnosed with PTSD

    My ex has been diagnosed with PTSD. We separated after what was an incrediblly stressful and ultimately unhappy relationship, but it was not in any way wanting of love. I can honestly say I have never wanted to be with someone so much. I ended it out of helplessness, and after that she got help and

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  • Starfire 2

    So frightened.

    I was recently diagnosed with Complex PTSD. Once it might have been easier to talk specifically about what happened to me as an abused disabled person but after so many years and years of trying to get help and constantly being ignored i eventually felt myself withdrawing away from my friends and

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  • sam18386 4

    still night tremors and daily

    Gosh this is tough - please help I don't sleep at night and struggle during the day too. Can anyone advise what i do to cope with these flash backs am having counselling for assault and rape but still need help anyone suggest anything else I've drawn a blank! Thanks and good luck for everyone over Christmas.

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  • racquel06611 2

    Help needed advice

    I have a major Anxiety disorder be I just wanted to ask about anyone taking xanax I am getting night shakes .

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  • sam18386 4

    just need help!

    Hi, I don't know even on here if anyone can help specifically but I have a problem that this website have helped with in the past.  I suffer from ptsd through being assaulted and I need to find out how to cope better with the flashbacks that I have that are now quite regular now I am 8 sessions in

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  • birgitte96373 1

    complex ptsd

    Hi Since 5 years I am suffering from the results of complex ptsd. I have such deep fear of life death and the moment. I feel the flight respons constantly and also dissociation from the feeling of self. I was a happy person loving Now I cant feel any possitive Every

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