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
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
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.
now, let me ask: are you religious? Personally, i am not; though i consider myself spiritual in my own way
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.
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.
but then again, i'm not a prof at dealing with it, everyone's experiences are different!
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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