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Constantly Changing Diagnoses

I was first diagnosed in 2008 after I had been hearing voices for a little under a year. After 1 1/2 to 2 years I was stabilized with meds. No voices. Only a couple of suicide attempts. I then had a baby. About a year and 1/2 later, voices returned. Even more evil and cruel than before. Medication is not working for them, but makes it slightly more tolerable. My diagnosis has gone from...
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Embarrassed In Front of Children

I’m 24, mother of twin 5-year-old girls. I’ve always been outgoing, athletic, intelligent, very pretty, very competent. Never experienced depression. A week ago my husband took our daughters to the zoo while I stayed home to shop and relax. When I returned from shopping I walked in on two men burglarizing our house. I was pretty well trapped and cooperated. They wanted bank and credit cards, pins, and promised not to hurt me but...
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PTSD After Father’s Disappearance

I never knew my dad. When I was 12 (2007) my long-lost family (dad’s side) contacts my mom and I. They tell us that my dad disappeared after receiving his suicide letter in the mail. They searched for him, but never found his body. Since then, I’ve been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. Although, my mom had noticed that I had a slight anxiety disorder as a youth but, panic attacks have increased in...
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Traumatic Childhood Events & Self-Confidence

Okay. This all started from when I was eight years old. My mom and step dad both worked a lot so they would have my cousin Amber babysit me. One day she kept me inside the house and pulled all of the blinds shut. She proceeded to force me to perform oral sexual favors on her. She was 16 at the time I believe. So, after forcing me to do this she took me...
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Nervous Jaw Clenching

In the past year I have begun clenching and popping my jaw and I just found out how noticeable it is to others. Apparently I also widen my eyes and jut out my jaw. My cousin showed me a picture she had taken and I am in the background obviously doing it. It has also caused me to have a deep wrinkle under my chin. I am mortified now about it, especially at work....
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Angry Mood Swings

I don’t want to be like this anymore. I am an angry man. I was assaulted a year ago. It was violent. I have never been the same since. I use to be very peaceful, just sometimes sarcastic. Now I lash out. And I am condescending. I have taken everything out on my wife. And I don’t mean to. I love her. I know I do. She has supported me through so much. But...
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Is My Dissociative Amnesia Causing My GAD?

In short both of these are a complete self diagnosis. But basically I showed all the symptoms of PTSD from being bullied and manipulated in middle school and a period I reference as the worst 3 years of my life. But still the confusion from what I believe is my dissociative amnesia which has been causing frequent mental blocks is effecting my everyday life. I keep my head under control and focused with Caffeine....
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Should I Go Back to Therapy?

When I was younger I was diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD. Over the years it has changed and I feel like I’m on a constant rollercoaster. Though I am happy with my life and on an anti-depressant it does not stop me from being manic (racing thoughts, always feel super energetic, multitasking, insomnia). Should I consider going back to therapy? It’s been on my mind lately that I have other things...
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Can’t Stop Brother’s Abuse

I’m 19 and my brother used to share a really good was my best friend until he began doing this and now i almost hate him. I’m from India and you have to understand here we don’t usually have separate bedrooms for kids. My brother and I sleep in the same room, different beds but with an arm length separation in the past few months, many a days, I have woken...
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Terrified of Becoming a Schizophrenic

Ok well where do I start? I have been dealing with anxiety for about three years now. It started about 3 years ago after I interned at a hospital and was really stressed over getting hired there. I guess I should add that while working there I had to handle and clean the deceased, which was also the first time I actually saw someone who was mentally ill. At the time however it really...
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Boyfriend Needs Help for PTSD

My boyfriend served in the Army for 8 years and was deployed several times. He now is a police officer and still sees a lot of action as it were. He is very much a manly still acts like a soldier, men don’t cry, has to be strong for everyone else, etc. Lately he has been having more and more nightmares, where either he is killed, or he watches myself or his friends...
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