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I have finally been diagnosed with complex PTSD after suffering for 16 years.
I lost my best friend to suicide, was raped and had to abort the baby. I turned to drugs (I came off them and have been clean for 11 years now). In the last five years I was raped by a family member, lost my dad, my disabled child has had multiple operations and constant illness. I have now got to the point where I can't cope. My mum has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I'm trying to care for her the best way I can.
I've been given Mirtazapine and Diazepam (again) but still can't sleep. I get panic attacks at night, scratch myself raw to the point of drawing blood sometimes. The nightmares are horrendous.
There must be a way out of this. Please, if anyone has any ideas of just how to start to feel better, let me know.
I've had CBT and am starting grief counselling as apparently the psychiatrist says I have a phobia of loss. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm in hell at the moment.
Thanks for listening.
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