Any advice on how to enjoy fireworks without it triggering ptsd? Sudden noises always make my heart rate go up but I also want to be able to enjoy the events. Every year on the 4th I always struggle with it and my family just doesn’t realize it’s a symptom so they always joke about how jumpy I am too which doesn’t help issues.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


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    Noise cancelling headphones and weed and Metoprolol for me ❤️ hope you can enjoy them without stressing out!

  • lemonaden


    taking breaks if needed, earplugs or noise cancelling headphones, and preparing in advance by doing some self care can all be helpful!

  • ProudGamma


    As they have said before me the headphones and preparing yourself in advance are what I do every year.. good luck I know it's hard

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