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Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/23/2008 4:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven;t posted here in a while usually in chronic pain but i guess this is the place to be so here it goes. I need reassurance from others who have gone through the same thing don;t get me wrong my husband is great and supportive. I have mild flashbacks awake and asleep, i can remember certain parts of my past as far back as sure now i cannnot because i thinking about it, severe back pain like someone has stuck a knife in me and won't come out, kids are constantly fighting and hubby lost his job. I am on meds but lately seem to be out of balance and very tired. Some crap at work too it's been very intense. I was suppose to have an appointment with my doc on the 13th but it was cancelled by them because of an emergancy so i have to wait until June not very far away but far enough. The pysch doc wants me to go on serouquel to help me sleep at night 25mgs but so far i haven;t maybe it;s time. Anyway thanks for letting me vent. I want to know that there are others out there that have had flashbacks and past stuff how to deal with it so it;s not entering my mind. Twiggy2.

ShynSassy
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   Posted 5/23/2008 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Twiggy

I was wondering how you were,it has been a long time since you posted.
I am sorry that you are so down,sounds like you are in complete chaos right now.

Take your doctor's advice,and take the meds.. sleep is something you really need,especially if you are in constant pain.

Oh yeah on the flashbacks. It is so weird how that happens, you are doing something that you do everyday and all of a sudden your mind just goes off in the other direction.
I wish there was a magic pill that would take all of the bad things out of your mind.

Have you been going to any type of talk therapy?
Shy


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   Posted 5/23/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you think that it could be ptsd? Are the flashbacks bad things? Or just memories of the past? I would talk to a therapist about how to handle that. Depending on what the memories are.

Let us know. I hope that you feel better soon. Sometimes stressors can cause this to happen. But like I say it depends on what the memories are about. You have a lot on your plate right now. This could be a way of your mind trying to escape. Either way, you need to talk to a therapist to sort things out.

Keep us posted and we are here for you.

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 5/23/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Hiya,

PTSD is an option but you can have flashbacks of memories with depression, bi-polar disorder etc... as well. I still have flashbacks of negative memories (much less than I used to though) and I know that it is hard to put them out of your mind. It sounds like you are under a lot of pressure as well and that will only make things worse. (I know because mine are worse in Jan and May... when the exams are lurking around!). For me, relaxation is the key. I use mellow music and meditation. Its hard to start ith but once you get the hang of it, I find it works really well. As for Serequol, my sister has taken it and it seems to make her dopey so I guess it should make you go to sleep but meds affect people different ways.

Darren


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Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/23/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for replying, sometimes the memories are not pleasant and sometimes they are. I had counselling before and maybe i should return if only for a while until things straighten out, I have been dianosed with PTSD, Anxiety, and depression. I take 100mgs of Zoloft once daily and clonazapam 0.5mgs 4 times daily as needed. I have become some what good at redirecting my thoughts and focusing on calming affirmations and deep breathing. However not always works. I am going to start trying the seroquel i do not handle well with side affects of certain meds and usually have to stop taking them. But it may be worth a shot. Anyway again thanks and I will keep in touch more often just coming here and talking helps. I started to keep a journal and it was helpful too but by accident it got deleted from the computer so i will start a new one. Take care all and hope you are doing well and i will try to be here for your support as well if needed. Twiggy2

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 5/24/2008 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you got any therapy for the PTSD? Usually people need some kind of talking therapy regarding the event that caused the PTSD to help them deal with it.

Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
 
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 5/24/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
A journal is a great idea,that way you are getting your thoughts out somehow.

Please keep us posted on how you are doing.
Shy


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Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/26/2008 1:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks actually i went excel and the diary/chart is still there it wasn;t deleted afterall so i am going to continue with that one. Take care and will keep in touch as to how things are Twiggy2.

ShynSassy
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   Posted 5/27/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Awesome,now you can keep going..

Keep in touch with us!
Shy


Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.


I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.


getting by
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   Posted 5/27/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad that you didn't lose your journal. I think it is good therapy to keep one.

Hugs, Karen
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