ghoulpod

294d

I have complex ptsd and I had a flashback/panic attack seemingly out of nowhere tonight, although I've been feeling kinda triggered all day. It's one of few full blown flashbacks I've had but I literally felt like my body was reliving trauma (and I had no control of it) while my brain couldn't remember anything but fear. Has anyone dealt with attacks that feel like this ?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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  • Little_Bit

    294d

    Yes, the best thing to do after one of these attacks if you just take care of yourself like you'd take care of a loved one. Some things i like to do after those attacks is journal it down, all the triggers and the flashbacks and then i usually meditate and then take a shower and "clean" myself of the attack almost and talking to your friends or having friends be there for you is always nice too

  • CT1409

    294d

    Yeah those happen to me sometimes. Afterwards I get a nice cold glass of water and cuddle with my cat until I fall asleep. I never do anything too taxing after one of those episodes.

  • Little_Bit

    294d

    Remember you are not alone ❤️

  • Kix

    293d

    Yes I get those too

  • Doughnut

    293d

    I totally have. More often than not. I use medicinal CBD from the marijuana plant for them. This is on top of my anti-anxiety meds. The medicinal CBD works better for me. I’m sorry you and all of us here and elsewhere suffer from these. They’re Debilitating

  • JoranTal

    293d

    Just did tonight as well.

  • JoranTal

    293d

    Instead of fear though, the overwhelming emotion i get trapped with is helplessness.

  • T.rara

    293d

    I get them all the time. I focus on remembering that I’m safe and it’s not actually happening again, and go to my “safe space” mentally

  • Doughnut

    292d

    It’s complete powerlessness.

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