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Topic: ptsd

6 posts, 0 answered
  1. Maya81
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    24 April 2020
    Ive hit a wall, emotional, scared of how I'm feeling. So many years of destruction and pain, where do you start??
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  2. blondguy
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    24 April 2020 in reply to Maya81

    Hi Maya81

    Welcome to the forums and good on you for having the courage to post too!

    If you wish to talk about your wall you are welcome as we can help provide you with better support

    Find one situation or set of symptoms to discuss...we are listening and happy to help as much as we can :-)

    Just a note....The forums are a rock solid safe and non judgemental place for you to post Maya81

    my kind thoughts

    Paul

  3. Maya81
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    24 April 2020 in reply to blondguy
    Hi Paul, thank you for responding. I honestly don't know where to start, all I can really say is that ive swept it all under the carpet as my life had no time to deal. Ive now hit rock bottom
  4. blondguy
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    24 April 2020 in reply to Maya81

    Hey Maya81

    no worries at all...there are no expectations for you to reply or answer a post from me or anyone

    Just some background...I have had chronic anxiety for a long time and understand ptsd...It can leave us confused and overwhelmed for sure

    There are many gentle people on the forums that can be here for you Maya81

    we are here and listening

    my kind thoughts

    Paul

  5. mocha delight
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    24 April 2020 in reply to Maya81
    Hi maya81 first I want to say welcome and I may not have ptsd but if you ever need to chat I’m here for you ok.
  6. Dimi_J
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    5 May 2020 in reply to Maya81
    I understand. I have cPTSD. I had just written on a post “I don’t know where to begin”. Reading your words echo that helped me. So thank you for that. Makes me feel a little less strange and alone. So I hope you may feel that too. I’ve been reflecting lately that ptsd is like a hair knot that has got so worn and tangled from so many issues that it’s turned into a solid dreadlock, that feels impossible to detangle and you just don’t know how to begin. 2 years of trauma therapy so far (and no doubt years to come) has shown me that I’ve been able to loosen the big knot at least a little by teasing out one little issue at a time. Like talking through one event, or about one person at a time. Like as if each thing is one chapter in a book. Some day I have to actually write that whole damned book (literally) to get it all on a page so it’s out of my system and I can hope to move on. Right now i (and others) are in the coronavirus chapter and it’s a hell of its own that I never saw coming. I can’t fathom that there could be one more thing - like this- after so many other things I’ve been through. Maybe you feel the same, I don’t know. It makes me fear what will come next. It sure is scary, as you said. I do feel it was a good tip, one of the replies to you, to just start somewhere. Some symptom or situation. For me it’s my mum right now driving me crazy, and not understanding how much I’m hurting. For you it is something else. I hope you can voice it and that it will break the wall. Thank you for your words. It takes courage to write like this, doesn’t it? You found it too.

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