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AlexaRoberts

413d

What do you guys do when memories come surfacing in your mind that caused you to have PTSD? Especially when it causes anxiety and night terrors?

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    • tommynewman

      218d

      Trying to be in a relationship

    • tommynewman

      218d

      Trying to be in a relationship

    • Brooklyn8204

      411d

      I try and distract myself with friends, like calling someone, or listening to music and distracting my mind and energy

    • Gwilla

      412d

      I hug my husband if he's there. If he's not, I have a YouTube playlist of my favorite videos ready. Mostly full of cute kittens and reassuring clips from my favorite TV shows.

    • Remi_Pickle

      413d

      I learnt how to control my dreams by falling asleep picturing a specific object so if you see that object in your dreams you know your asleep and therefore conscious and able to escape and move around and make decisions in dreams. Helped me through a lot

      • GilmourOyster

        406d

        @Remi_Pickle I tried this last night but it didn't work, maybe I need to pick something better than a mop??

    • GilmourOyster

      413d

      Seems silly but I talk out loud to my brain and remind it of the year, where we are and that nothing dangerous is happening right now. It's about soothing your system and letting it know it's safe. I carry emotional first aid on me if I have flashbacks out and about

    • FrootTree

      413d

      It rarely helps, but I try to remind myself I'm not living that moment anymore I'm reliving the memory now. Sometimes I'm able to calm down a bit quicker when I can tell my brain essentially "I'm safe. I'm not being harmed nor am I in danger of it. This is just a bad memory and it will pass." Then I focus on my coping skills for anxiety. Like deep breathing, trying to do complicated math in my head (it makes you focus on something else), and tapping or muscle tension/relaxation.

    • pixie97

      413d

      I sit up and watch films until I feel like I'm ready to try again and then when my partner wakes up I tell him bout it

      • AlexaRoberts

        413d

        @pixie97 I've tried to watch shows tell I stop thinking about it but I never do no matter how hard I try to forget about it

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Some suggestions include surrounding yourself with comforting items like blankets and pillows, trying to think about positive things before sleep, talking to a friend who knows about the situation, and seeking professional help such as therapy or medication like Prazosin for PTSD symptoms.

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