sasha

305d

how can I get my ptsd in check

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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  • Ekm

    304d

    What kind of PTSD? Caused by something like war, or growing up in an abusive environment?

  • Mrs.Rainbow6

    304d

    I made a list of triggers from my ptsd and I'll occasionally pick one and expose myself to it, but with a positive addition. Like bringing a friend, playing music, or just trying again and hoping for a new experience that won't reinforce my issues. My list is still very long, but I have been able to take a few things out. I do it at my pace and when I'm ready. Some medications help with going through this process for me too. I try doing somethings on my list at different locations like in a different building, area, state, etc. Changing my environment during certain things helped me a lot. Before doing that, if I felt as if something would send me into a spiral or give me flashbacks, I carry thing to squeeze, rub, or hold that brought me comfort to help combat past issues from resurfacing.

  • QuinnS

    304d

    Awareness of triggers, self talk, breathing, COMMUNICATION WITH OTHERS! Tell them how this situation or person triggers you, there is strength in numbers

  • Ekm

    304d

    If your PTSD comes from abuse, like mine (my step father threatened to shoot me and every day for 3 years I lived in fear for my life) then the best place to start in my opinion is reading the book ‘Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents’. Katie Morgan on youtube has a lot of good videos around the subject. DBT and CBT therapy are both really helpful. Healing from traumatic abuse is the mission there. If your PTSD comes from say, war, I have no real idea.

  • QuinnS

    304d

    Another book I heard is amazing is “the body keeps the score”. Knowledge is powerful when it comes to your mental illness

  • Ekm

    304d

    I started the body keeps score, but it was a little much for me. Might revisit it soon. Opening up the ‘specific abuse’ can of worms is a really big step, you should be working with a trauma therapist when you do it.

  • LunarPlanet

    304d

    Another book recommendation if you’re ready for it mentally is the cptsd workbook. It helps me to understand why I react the way I do.

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