Tango_Daydream

222d

When you’re cptsd is ‘triggered’; what do you do / how do you cope so as not to disassociate and have an ‘episode’?

For example: when mine is triggered, i go from a fairly happy and care free guy to a cold, nihilistic prick.

Complex post traumatic stress disorder

Generalized pain

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  • Donnysaur

    222d

    I think when mine is triggered I feel a bad high I had over and over again, numb body and face and stuff, slow motion vision. I’ll literally just wrap myself in a blanket and sit on the couch with a blanket wrapped around me

  • RachelNaomi

    222d

    Oh when mine is triggered I become an angry resentful bitch. I don’t necessarily have a lot of tools to stop the triggers. When I’m at work I go snd sit in the bathroom for a few minutes. I like to read the psalms in the Bible because they’re super relatable in my personal opinion. No manic tricks or easy coping skills cause I’m still learning as well.

    • Tango_Daydream

      222d

      now, let me ask: are you religious? Personally, i am not; though i consider myself spiritual in my own way

      • RachelNaomi

        222d

        yes sir I guess I am. I would consider myself Christian but I don’t go to an institutionalized service anymore. I got very much so burned by the church and am being sued by one right now. I try not to say “read the Bible” to people for grounding but i know the psalms have personally helped me become grounded in panic attacks, but mostly because my background.

  • cotorturi

    222d

    When i'm triggered i basically just collapse into myself, I go mute and become self destructive. I find that using things that could inflict a small bit of pain do help, such as acupuncture rings or a rubber and against my forearm help bring me back to my senses, at least for a little bit.

    • cotorturi

      222d

      but then again, i'm not a prof at dealing with it, everyone's experiences are different!

  • rose_the_littlefish

    218d

    Oh it's always kind of a gamble, but one of the most effective methods I've found is to shake my body around. Like, really go for it. Like have you ever seen a bird flap it's wings after it hits a window then it's okay? It's the same idea. Doesn't work every time but it's better than anything else I've stumbled upon.

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