Anyone Else With PTSD?

Posted by Parus @parus, Jul 21, 2017

Curious

CBT has helped some. Still digging. See what happens. Fear keeps me a way from others other than on a superficial level. I fear I am too old to get over the PTSD and do not even expect such.

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So many do not believe in this diagnosis. I suffered for nearly 10 years in the mental health system. Had it not been for those other parts I would have not survived. That is behind me now. Trusting is mostly out of reach.

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@eight

I have someth8ing similar to PTSD IK have Disassociated Identity Disorder (D.I.D). I was diagnoses in 2011. I wen t to about eight different therapist who only wanted to give me medicine and send me home. My partner decided to take me to a Psychiatrist and that’s when I was diagnosed. I lose a lot of time, see things and hallucinate a lot. I have 8 personality. I take medication for depression, nightmares and insomnia

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Thank you, even though I was diagnosed in 2011 it is still hard for me to accept and believe. I wish I had some sort of awareness I don’t know anything until it is over. I’m still trying to understand it.

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@jamienolson

@eahill, @elizabethzimmermann, @lafaye, @eight– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. The lovely thing about connect is that others reading your posts are learning and benefiting from you sharing your words. The support between all of the members in this group is heartwarming to me. I hope you all take advantage of having other people in this group to connect with and know that you are not alone in your PTSD battle. I would describe you all as warriors. Keep fighting and keep sharing.

Would all of you consider sharing one thing you do that helps you feel better during the day.

Also, has anyone had successful therapy or treatment that another member may find useful?

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Watching scary movies, I know that sounds weird but it helps me. The thing that helps me a lot is going to DID conference in Orlando every year. My therapist helps a little.

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I’m on medication for other systoms that arise from PTSD
There is no specific medication for PTSD. I have been dealing with this condition for 4 years trust is an issue fears and anger are an issue depression swallows me up I don’t think the same I can’t concentrate or multi task
Like I use to the medication made me gain so much weight I’m now diabetic with high blood pressure for the
Most part I isolate sometimes I don’t want to live another day like this but I continue to hope I am a believer God
Helps me through the rough times I pray and read the Bible and find relief that way. I walk my dogs daily I find relief that way. I listen to positive music. I’m gaining more confidence little by little by little

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@parus

So many do not believe in this diagnosis. I suffered for nearly 10 years in the mental health system. Had it not been for those other parts I would have not survived. That is behind me now. Trusting is mostly out of reach.

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@parus

I’m trying to figure out what you mean by “those other parts”?

Jim

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@eight

I have someth8ing similar to PTSD IK have Disassociated Identity Disorder (D.I.D). I was diagnoses in 2011. I wen t to about eight different therapist who only wanted to give me medicine and send me home. My partner decided to take me to a Psychiatrist and that’s when I was diagnosed. I lose a lot of time, see things and hallucinate a lot. I have 8 personality. I take medication for depression, nightmares and insomnia

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@eight

PTSD became a problem for me 20 years ago or so. I don’t yet understand much about it. I have a hard time getting answers to how to deal with it. It seems as though we don’t get past the depression and guilt in therapy. It would be nice if there were a pill for it.

Jim

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@eight

I have someth8ing similar to PTSD IK have Disassociated Identity Disorder (D.I.D). I was diagnoses in 2011. I wen t to about eight different therapist who only wanted to give me medicine and send me home. My partner decided to take me to a Psychiatrist and that’s when I was diagnosed. I lose a lot of time, see things and hallucinate a lot. I have 8 personality. I take medication for depression, nightmares and insomnia

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understanding it better can come from reading Bessel van der kaulk who is one of the leading experts in the field. he believes the body holds the key…..also google his info on DESNOS, (an abbreviation). it opened my understanding and confirmed my belief that my body held answers that just talking couldn’t express…good luck with your efforts…

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@eight

I have someth8ing similar to PTSD IK have Disassociated Identity Disorder (D.I.D). I was diagnoses in 2011. I wen t to about eight different therapist who only wanted to give me medicine and send me home. My partner decided to take me to a Psychiatrist and that’s when I was diagnosed. I lose a lot of time, see things and hallucinate a lot. I have 8 personality. I take medication for depression, nightmares and insomnia

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I looked the Doctor up on Amazon and Amazon spells it as Bessel van der Kolk… very interesting books on site and well priced.

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@eight

I have someth8ing similar to PTSD IK have Disassociated Identity Disorder (D.I.D). I was diagnoses in 2011. I wen t to about eight different therapist who only wanted to give me medicine and send me home. My partner decided to take me to a Psychiatrist and that’s when I was diagnosed. I lose a lot of time, see things and hallucinate a lot. I have 8 personality. I take medication for depression, nightmares and insomnia

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thank you for the correction, I do keep misspelling his name! when I read his description in the paper on DESNOS I couldn’t believe how on target it was, it was a great revelation for me. if any therapist i’d seen had known those things I would have had real help long ago..

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@jimhd Sure would be helpful. T’would be helpful if there were a pill for everything and sail through life problem and worry free. I can dream and that is the end of that Utopia. So appreciate short stories.

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@eight

I have someth8ing similar to PTSD IK have Disassociated Identity Disorder (D.I.D). I was diagnoses in 2011. I wen t to about eight different therapist who only wanted to give me medicine and send me home. My partner decided to take me to a Psychiatrist and that’s when I was diagnosed. I lose a lot of time, see things and hallucinate a lot. I have 8 personality. I take medication for depression, nightmares and insomnia

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@eight There is no understanding thus. I believed for years everyone lived losing time. I still don’t get it.

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@lafaye

Hi the treatment I have had regarding PTSD were few I went to one class on the subject the rest were focused on depression and aniexty they didn’t have any classes that I know of particularly for PTSD through my hospital. I joined a PTSD group on Facebook but I had a bad experience were someone broke my confidentiality and posted a story I shared within the group on my wall without my permission. I haven’t been in a group since fearing it may happen again until now. Right now I am on a series of medications I take classes like an arts and crafts class and a writing class I have been on medication for four years. I’m still depressed. Hear voices and see things. There is no specific medication for PTSD. I STAY STRESSED. I am a believer so my bible is my hope I constantly stay in the word and pray that’s the only reason why I am alive today Christ in my life. I’m still looking for answers about PTSD and the effects it has on people.

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The best advice I can give another is to steer clear of fb.

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@lafaye

Yes I was diagnosed with PTSD Aniexty and Depression with Psychosis ( I hear voices and see things) in 2014. It’s been a long battle and many medications. Does anyone experience voices and see things. My was caused by a crime and then all my childhood memories of being sexually abused by my father rose up again along with being physically and emotionally abused most of my life. After I was diagnosed my life changed. I lost all my so called friends and my own family didn’t understand me. I lost my career as a social worker of 26 years I retired out on a service connected disability I won my workers compensation case and sued my job for harassment I won that case too but I lost my life I dropped out of college and stay isolated and alone

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So true. It is up to me to motivate myself as there is no one to nudge me. I did get disability and I am thankful. I have never been rich financially and would not want to be as it is a humongous responsibility. Getting by is enough. I still have not adapted well to apartment living as I would like to have room to roam that is not concrete and pavement. So much noise inside and out.
Thankful I can come here at times. This dismal state is debilitating. At least I have shared some…

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@jimhd

@parus @peach414144 @gagelle @desirea

Civilian PTSD is an insidious member of the invisible disease group. I think that it has made it hard for me to deal with other mental illnesses I have. I don’t know enough about it, I guess, to understand what it does to me, or to recognize its presence.

I think that maybe it’s what makes me feel weak and guilty for being depressed for so long. I talk with the therapist about the sources of PTSD, but depression gets talked about but not PTSD. I think I need to do more research on the subject so I can dig beneath the depression layer and begin working on what’s keeping me from moving on.

The world is just beginning to treat battlefield PTSD, and I think that civilian PTSD is still under the radar.

Whenever I bring to mind the things that caused me traumatic stress, that’s when I curl up in the fetal position, figuratively if not literally.

Being out, visiting hospice patients does help, but it’s temporary, at best. I had to retire because I could no longer live under the traumatic stress in my job. I lost at least ten years of my career at that time. I hadn’t planned to retire until I was the age I am now, 67. But the doctor was right. I would have killed myself if I hadn’t retired and walked away from the stress.

I don’t know what the solution is. I know what some of the solutions are, but I’m not sure what it is for me yet.

Maybe others will recommend some resources for civilian PTSD reading.

Jim

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@jimhd Reading about PTSD throws me into it. i.e. reading about the disorder and the causes. I stay a way from reading about it by other authors. Creeps me out.

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