EmberRose257

331d

How do you deal with your trauma?
I've put myself back into therapy and am seeking help, but its rather difficult. The memories, the voices, the flashbacks. It all haunts me.

Any and all suggestions will be accepted

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sertraline

Venlafaxine

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  • cloverbear

    331d

    Hey hun! For me, I've been put on Sertaline, an anti-depressant and it's been great. I've been painting and journaling, it seems to help a lot. I've also been walking and riding my bike, it's a good way to feel grounded and calmer. I hope this helps.💞

    • EmberRose257

      331d

      finding the right medicine for me is hard because of my bipolar. Antidepressants will make me manic. I will, however, try to get outside more and maybe pick back up one of my old hobbies :) thank you

      • CloverBree

        330d

        I had the same problem it's part of what confirmed our suspicions about me having bipolar

      • cloverbear

        330d

        of course! I'm not bipolar so I'm not very knowledgeable on medications. But yeah, definitely getting outside and feeling the warm sun rays beaming down on your face is great 🥰

  • CloverBree

    330d

    So far neither the meds or therapy have really helped me deal with my ptsd. I try to do things that will convince me I'm safe now. For example I have a fear of men and now I have a male best friend because we spent so much time together.

  • Allie319

    330d

    Therapy is the best thing I have found. But it will be hard and uncomfortable, but you aren’t alone. I’m here if you need someone to talk to 🖤 stay strong and remember that if you lived through the actual abuse, you can live through the healing

  • WyybiE3

    330d

    I process it the best I can through my hobbies. Writing, drawing, etc. I also met someone who found it really helpful to make video logs! Talk at a camera and say the things out loud

  • KittyMew

    330d

    I recently confronted the family members who caused my first major trauma. Once I got to a point where I could calmly address how they hurt me it felt liberating. I know not everyone has this option. Therapy helped a lot to get me to this point. I also currently take Venlafaxine for anxiety and recently started Vyvanse for ADHD. Journaling my feelings and writing a letter (I never gave to those who hurt me) helped too. I've also done meditating and try to keep myself busy with hobbies. If I'm feeling strong emotions I acknowledge them and allow them to be what they are. I'm working on not taking the negative emotions out on other people.

  • MELANCHOLY

    330d

    Please just keep me posted.. I want to feel better too.

  • AnimalBoy

    330d

    It can really help to feel like you've taken some control over your body and life back by making a f change in the direction that makes you feel happiest and most comfortable. A lot of people dye or cut their hair themselves because it's relatively easy and pretty permanent but that isn't the best option for everyone, a new hobby, a wardrobe change especially if you have any part in making or customizing your clothing, a tattoo that reminds you of something you find helpful when you're struggling, ect. Obviously it's not going to be a quick fix for things but it can make you feel a little better about things and it gives yourself something healthy and creative to focus on and Express housing through when you need to step away from actively processing your trauma.

    • AnimalBoy

      330d

      Yourself* not housing 😅

  • Boo1964

    330d

    I've found that moving away from the problems I had really helped, but I still have the same problems inside that I can't get away from. I take meds to keep the anxiety attacks at bay and I don't think it will ever go away, I know that everyone around me that helped me is all gone ( passed away) and I keep myself isolated because most people think I'm crazy if I talk about it. Things that trigger my anxiety attacks can be a little of nothing. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

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