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EmmerLooeez
07-04-19, 23:10
I'm not asking for stories or specifics or anything triggering, don't worry, but I wanted to ask for a show of hands to see how many (or rather how few) of us there are? Official or unofficial diagnosis.

I have C-PTSD, which was fairly late in its development considering the timeline of trauma. I'm also going to university this year to study psychology with counselling with view of helping other trauma survivors!

Emma xx

Carnation
08-04-19, 01:21
I'll be the first Emma

MyNameIsTerry
08-04-19, 02:26
I don't but I will point out various members have mentioned they have. I think AntysVee will be on this board when she is back on as she has asked about a board like this. She talked about PTSD and the articles talking about how it's more common than we know but is less diagnosed. She made some very interesting points across various threads about this.

I've also known a long term member of NMP with PTSD but she has since left.

Pkstracy
22-09-19, 19:36
I have PTSD due to my being raped in my late 30s and then from being abused and molested as a child over a long peroid of time, I am thinking, reading the definitions of complex and PTSD mine should have been diagnosed at C-PTSD.

Quinn1
23-09-19, 10:53
I have C-PTSD,went to Perth for CPT and EMDR.

AntsyVee
24-09-19, 05:25
I don't but I will point out various members have mentioned they have. I think AntysVee will be on this board when she is back on as she has asked about a board like this. She talked about PTSD and the articles talking about how it's more common than we know but is less diagnosed. She made some very interesting points across various threads about this.

I've also known a long term member of NMP with PTSD but she has since left.

Yes, sorry I missed this, but I am diagnosed with C-PTSD, GAD and depression. I’m just a trifecta of fun, what can I say? ;)

AntsyVee
24-09-19, 05:25
I have C-PTSD,went to Perth for CPT and EMDR.

How did you like the EDMR, if you don’t mind me asking?

Quinn1
24-09-19, 10:26
Hi Antsyvee

I found it quiet hard going at first because I entered the program with a negative mind towards it,but after 12 sessions I started too see and feel the benefits, I personally believe that it is worth a try.:)

AntsyVee
25-09-19, 00:50
Thanks for the info. It's on my to-do list. I'm hoping it'll help with my dreams. I'm pretty much fine during the day time, but my dreams are haunted. I've tried some sleep therapy techniques, but I haven't found the relief I"m looking for.

ankietyjoe
28-09-19, 11:51
Not me personally, but my partner was diagnosed over a very difficult 18 month period. At first it was considered C-PTSD but she was eventually diagnosed with DID about 18 months ago and we finally got her into an extensive therapy program (5 years minimum) about a year ago.

Causes were childhood abuse, rape and the final trigger was almost dying during the birth of our second child in 2014.

pulisa
28-09-19, 13:39
I have the greatest admiration and sympathy for anyone living with PTSD and am lucky myself not to have experienced it despite many traumatic life events.

You are all very strong and brave to tackle it head on xx

AntsyVee
29-09-19, 06:48
Thank you, Pulisa. :hugs:

Quinn1
29-09-19, 10:24
I am with Antsy,Thank you.:flowers:

Pkstracy
21-11-19, 03:40
Not me personally, but my partner was diagnosed over a very difficult 18 month period. At first it was considered C-PTSD but she was eventually diagnosed with DID about 18 months ago and we finally got her into an extensive therapy program (5 years minimum) about a year ago.

Causes were childhood abuse, rape and the final trigger was almost dying during the birth of our second child in 2014.

I have DID

ankietyjoe
21-11-19, 15:27
I have DID

It's a tough one isn't it.

Are you receiving any treatment for it? Are you aware of some/all of your alters?

Pkstracy
27-11-19, 08:01
Yes getting treatment, and am aware of all.

ankietyjoe
27-11-19, 09:50
I hope the treatment gets you where you all need to be x

Carnation
27-11-19, 10:35
This thread deserves some of these.....

:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :bighug1:

Pkstracy
27-11-19, 11:46
Thanks Carnation needing hugs lately and sending some back.

Pkstracy
27-11-19, 11:47
I hope the treatment gets you where you all need to be x

Thanks Joe you too.

Astray
06-12-19, 22:55
I haven't been diagnosed because the local MH services are dismissive and don't think I'm worthy of their help, but my therapist is convinced of it and my symptoms are a pretty good match.
This is the result of an emotionally abusive relationship.

AntsyVee
07-12-19, 03:16
:hugs:astray

PanickyGuy
06-01-20, 19:08
Nice to see a PTSD sub-forum. I don't remember this being here the last time I was here. Nice thread as well and add me to the list too. I've been diagnosed several times over the years by doctors and therapist with PTSD. Funny thing though, I always thought nightmares were just a common thing everybody had from time to time. Never knew it could be PTSD related until I found out with the help of therapy what was causing them. Suppressed memories sure have a funny way of bubbling to the surface. Anyway, doctors prescribed Prazosin for me a long time ago and it's helped every since then with my nightmares.

Cptdebbie
09-02-20, 17:57
Hi All,
Ive been on the Health Anxiety forum for a while now. Iíve dealt with depression and anxiety for forty years. With the death of my husband Iíve finally come to see that he emotionally and psychologically abused me throughout our forty year marriage, which is likely at the root of my anxiety, etc. Iíve now been diagnosed with Stockholm Syndrome and ultimately complex-PTSD.

Iím a bit of a mess but am inching forward. Iím doing Neurofeedback therapy. My counselor thought it was a better choice for me since I have so many traumatic experiences that haunt me.

The hardest thing for me are the setbacks. I work so hard at getting better. Then, my psyche brings up a memory or trauma Nd I have to emotionally purge again. This causes all kinds of body quirks and health anxiety.

The other thing that is really hard for me is that my husband turned several of my children against me. Iím almost 60 and I want to be with my grandchildren. My children let me do that, but Iím not always treated well in the process.

Thatís my summary of messy me.

SnowyGreen
10-02-20, 05:25
I have C-PTSD from childhood trauma, and depersonalisation/derealisation was one of my main symptoms. I had this symptom (dp/dr) for 18 years straight, not one minute of those 18 years without that symptom, it just varied in intensity. I also suffered health anxiety since I was a kid, up until I actually got cancer (endometrial) last year (now gone). I feel the health anxiety is gone, and I was cruising along nicely, until I had a melt down the other day wondering how to live with the checkups and wondering if a recurrence will happen (I have a very low risk as it was such an early cancer and completely contained). But I feel I'm not doing so well now, as I've been plunged into surgical menopause (and I'm only 41), but thankfully I can take estrogen, so I have a patch, but apparently balancing hrt can take a long time. Anyway...

EmmerLooeez
17-02-20, 15:02
Snowy,

I think our hormones being affected in any way can make our mental health so much worse. When I've been pregnant or post-natal my mental health has been horrible, meno is worse, I can imagine. I'm so very glad that you're cancer free. You sound as though you've been through a lot. I hope you find your balance soon. Xx

RainbowGirl
02-08-20, 17:31
I am diagnosed with PTSD much later than I should have really been. Its tough going, I understand how hard it is to live and re-live some of those horrid memories from time to time. Fair play to you for going on to studies to help others, that is a great goal to have, wtg, :flowers:

EmmerLooeez
30-09-20, 14:22
Ugh that's so ****ing lovely. Thank you.

I was diagnosed late too. Xx

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Asphyxia
16-01-21, 10:07
i have C-PTSD due to being abused as a child and adult

AntsyVee
16-01-21, 18:18
:hugs:to you all!

Anglo
16-04-21, 09:19
+1 here. Therapist wasn't allowed to officially diagnose me but treated me for symptoms in line with PTSD or something wordy like that. Due to witnessing some unpleasant stuff. I might make a post on here at some point about it.