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honeyprincess21
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there....
 
I'm pretty new to this forum, though I post on the Fibromyalgia forum often.
 
I haven't really posted here because I didn't know how many people were in the same boat as me.
 
If you all don't mind me asking, do any of you have PTSD and what was the event that caused it? I'm hesitant to talk about my experiences just because it's hard so I just wanted to see if there's anyone out there who's similar to me.
 
Thanks!
Kathy :-)
Endometriosis since 2002 diagnosis via laparoscopy
5 laparoscopies for Endometriosis from 2002 - present
Anxiety since 2004
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder since 2005
GERD since 2008
Fibromyalgia since 2008
Colonoscopy - 2008
Endoscopy (EGD) - 2008
 
Currently in Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor spasms. Also for lower back, hip & thigh muscular problems.
 
* Baclofen
* Xanax for Anxiety
* Fish Oil Capsules
* Iron Pills
 
!!! At my wit's end with being "broken" !!!
 


getting by
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I went through ptsd when I was in my thirties. It was due to my childhood. I never did remember everything, but I remembered enough to let me know there was a reason that I acted the way that I did.

It is a hard process, but remember your mind protects you. And that is the reason things come back in little bits and pieces. So don't be afraid. You will only learn as much as you can handle at that time.

Hugs, Karen

I also have fibromyalgia. So I understand your physical pain and fatigue.
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honeyprincess21
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen...yes, I see you on the Fibro board....hello :-)

That's the thing...it seems like most people have PTSD that stems from their childhood, but mine is more recent. Mine happened about 6 years ago. I don't know if it makes it better or worse that it's more recent. I know that I try not to talk about it because when I don't, I seem to do okay. But I do know it affects me certain ways so I SHOULD talk about it. I just don't really know how, I guess (which is bad since I was going to school for counseling/Social Work).
Endometriosis since 2002 diagnosis via laparoscopy
5 laparoscopies for Endometriosis from 2002 - present
Anxiety since 2004
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder since 2005
GERD since 2008
Fibromyalgia since 2008
Colonoscopy - 2008
Endoscopy (EGD) - 2008
 
Currently in Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor spasms. Also for lower back, hip & thigh muscular problems.
 
* Baclofen
* Xanax for Anxiety
* Fish Oil Capsules
* Iron Pills
 
!!! At my wit's end with being "broken" !!!
 


getting by
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   Posted 12/22/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Even though you are going to school to be a counselor, doesn't mean that you are going to be objective of your own issues. I can't. I have to talk to a psychologist every month. She does me wonders. This is the best one that I have had and she really helps me a lot. So I would think about seeing somebody and working through it if it is what you really want. I think that these things do come out in time, that is if you have blocked something out like I did. But there are times we just want it out in the open so that we can deal with it and get on with our lives. I think a lot of it depends how tragic of an event it was too. The worse the event, the more we seem to bury it.

I hope that you find what it is that you are questing. And I hope that you can get on with your life in a special way.

Best wishes, keep on posting.

Hugs, Karen
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Hopie
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   Posted 12/23/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have PTSD, it happened at age 24, brutal home invasion roberry.  It changed me forever.

yankee girl
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   Posted 12/23/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy,
You are not alone. I was diagnosed with PTSD about 8 years ago. I am in my 50's. I had suppressed a childhood of sexual abuse, father was an alcoholic. It's a long, difficult road. I still struggle.
fibro, PTSD, anxiety, severe nerve damage/several surgeries on wrist, TMJ, depression, mitral valve prolapse


Aussiebob
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   Posted 1/16/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   

 

I had a very severe depressive episode five years ago - absolutely BLACK depression. I became delusional, thinking that neighbours were spying on me, and I refused to eat thinking that my bowels were blocked. I lost nearly 45 kilograms.  I was hospitalized in a private Catholic hospital where only one young female nurse showed genuine concern and empathy towards me, other staff gave basic nursing care such as medications and obs but avoided my room as much as possible. My doctor told me wife that I was three days away from complete organ failure due to starvation and that she was recommending ECT/shock treatment to save my life. I had a course of four treatments which were staightforward and painless and "shocked" me out of my delusions.  My current treating psychologist has diagnosed PTSD originating in childhood from sexual abuse.  My mind had blocked this out for nearly fifty years. I am well on the road to recovery now thanks to this man's care.  (I too, had an alcoholic parent).


stkitt
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   Posted 1/16/2009 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Aussiebob

Thank you for sharing your success story with us.  It is good to hear that people do recover from Depresion and go on to lead healthy productive lives.

Sincerely

Kitt


Akram
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   Posted 1/18/2009 1:47 AM (GMT -7)   
that's a inspiring story aussiebob thanks for sharing this with us!

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