I must say that I think you got some pretty good advice from the above posts. I just wanted to welcome you to the forum. You have come to a good place with a lot of wonderful members.
I do agree that there are times when we need medication, but like Frances said, there also are other ways to relax and slow down anxiety without medication. Though I use medication for my anxiety and depression. But meditation helps a lot. It puts us in a mindful state. Where we should be. It teaches us to stay in the now and not worry about
the past or future. That really helps too.
You may have to acknowledge your past and then put it behind you. It is in the mind. The mind protects us from PTSD. You will only remember what you are capable of handling at that time. As time goes on, you may remember more stuff. But your mind isn't going to reveal it too you until you are ready to handle it. So don't try to force any memories. And don't be afraid of them as they come. Just kind of go with the flow.
I hope that you are feeling better soon. Keep posting, as we are all here for you.
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