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  1. Universling
    Universling avatar
    22 posts
    29 April 2020

    Hi I am alone with CPTSD since Covid19 happened it is worse for me as I live in a small unit by myself. I try and walk every day for exercise but live with an autoimmune disease so I have to live in the moment. I love listening to yoga/relaxation music, find it very calming and also been doing some deep peace meditation online which has been very helpful. The walls feel like they are closing in on me here its a tiny unit I live in. I live with chronic pain which I manage with physio when I have the energy and walking/sometimes ride the push bike is nice. My life has been so abnormal sometimes I feel like ET trying to phone home.

  2. Sophie_M
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    5929 posts
    29 April 2020 in reply to Universling
    Hi Universling,

    Welcome to the forums. We are sorry to hear everything that you are dealing with right now, it sounds like it must be really overwhelming at times for you. However it's also really great to hear that you've found some ways to relax such as listening to calming music and meditating.  Please know that our friendly community is here to offer as much support and conversation as you need. 

    If you feel it might be useful, we'd also encourage you to visit our Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service. The website will be regularly updated with information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during this time. You can also call our dedicated support line, staffed by mental health professionals, which is available 24/7 at the Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service on 1800 512 348.

    Feel free to keep your thread updated here to let us know how you are going whenever you feel up to it.
  3. Universling
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    22 posts
    30 April 2020 in reply to Sophie_M
    Oh thank you Sophie, just answered my own question about updating my thread. Was looking at the posts in the PTSD section and didn't know what you mean. All good yes I can update no problem. I did post on the PTSD forum just a min ago. Felling so much better and thanks for that info re: coronavirus etc will be very useful to me. Much appreciated. When you have so much trauma in your life its bad enough in normal circumstances but with coronavirus it's made it all so much worse but thanks to all the online resources I will get through it. Feel very supported on here already making it easier to cope with everything knowing I'm not alone that there's so many people on here with their own struggles don't feel like such an alien anymore.
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