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Anyone else on the spectrum and have CPTSD? I'm struggling to come to terms with it and I'm wondering how others might have, and begun to dealt with it, what type of therapy helped and that type of thing. (If you get this twice sorry I sent it to just ASD as well)

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    • Hayls

      687d

      Me!! Although I was clinically diagnosed with C-PTSD, self-diagnosed autistic only recently. It's made my journey with C-PTSD make a TON more sense, though, as well as my therapists continual comments of "huh, that's different" or "that's a unique C-PTSD experience" etc etc. Turns out, the play with autism creates those 🤦🏻‍♀️ It took me a long time. Learning coping mechanisms and tools helped me a lot -- I learned these through therapy. Time was the largest thing... I know that hurts to hear, but it took me 8 years to really start digging out of my C-PTSD spirals. A part of that was my refusal to focus on my need to heal. Step back from things if you need, minimize the things in your life that take away all your spoons. Focus on learning to cope, how to utilize trigger points in your hands, how to choose and get yourself to safe spaces, ways to lessen the effect of panic attacks, etc. EMDR or the concepts from it can really help. Adderall really helps me with the brain fog / easing intrusive thoughts so I can still function day to day. Best of luck on this journey 🖤🖤

    • Hayls

      687d

      Me!! Although I was clinically diagnosed with C-PTSD, self-diagnosed autistic only recently. It's made my journey with C-PTSD make a TON more sense, though, as well as my therapists continual comments of "huh, that's different" or "that's a unique C-PTSD experience" etc etc. Turns out, the play with autism creates those 🤦🏻‍♀️ It took me a long time. Learning coping mechanisms and tools helped me a lot -- I learned these through therapy. Time was the largest thing... I know that hurts to hear, but it took me 8 years to really start digging out of my C-PTSD spirals. A part of that was my refusal to focus on my need to heal. Step back from things if you need, minimize the things in your life that take away all your spoons. Focus on learning to cope, how to utilize trigger points in your hands, how to choose and get yourself to safe spaces, ways to lessen the effect of panic attacks, etc. EMDR or the concepts from it can really help. Adderall really helps me with the brain fog / easing intrusive thoughts so I can still function day to day. Best of luck on this journey 🖤🖤

    • DandelionFairy

      692d

      I have autism and C-PTSD...but the autism was just diagnosed about a year ago. I take Vraylar specifically for this combo...it's an off label use of the drug, but it really seems to help. My therapist is pretty new to me, so I don't know what she's going to do to try to help other than EMDR...and eye movement is NOT necessary for EMDR, even though the name of it is Eye Movement Desensitization R-something. (Brain fog just hit).

    • Ratboy

      696d

      Like burgy said, intensive therapy has helped the most. I've been in therapy for around 3 years now, and it's helped me more than I thought it would have- but even with therapy I still have a long way to go with managing it well, and there are days where I just need to sleep or sit on the couch. Make sure to have a balance between what will move you forward and what your body and brain need to happen at that moment

    • BurgyDurgy

      696d

      A lot of therapy from a therapist who specializes CPTSD. Thearpists usually will tell you if you ask "have you worked with someone with CPTSD before" judge by their answer if you want to keep going forward with them. But time also played a huge part for me, I took time to process and heal.

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