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EmberRose257

711d

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

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    • Sirensong

      219d

      While it was difficult to start, I found EMDR extremely helpful. The first session is always the worst, but they get progressively better. I don't panic and barf now when thinking of what happened. I still randomly break down in tears, but even that is getting better. And I haven't threatened anyone doing the stuff that triggers my PTSD. I'm looking into ketamine therapy since I heard that that works faster at opening us up to processing things and helps our brains make connections we can't at this point.

    • Sirensong

      219d

      While it was difficult to start, I found EMDR extremely helpful. The first session is always the worst, but they get progressively better. I don't panic and barf now when thinking of what happened. I still randomly break down in tears, but even that is getting better. And I haven't threatened anyone doing the stuff that triggers my PTSD. I'm looking into ketamine therapy since I heard that that works faster at opening us up to processing things and helps our brains make connections we can't at this point.

    • Boo1964

      710d

      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?

    • AnimalBoy

      710d

      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

        710d

        @AnimalBoy Yourself* not housing 😅

    • MELANCHOLY

      710d

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

    • KittyMew

      710d

      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.

    • WyybiE3

      710d

      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

    • Allie319

      710d

      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

    • CloverBree

      710d

      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.

    • cloverbear

      711d

      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

        711d

        @cloverbear 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

        • cloverbear

          710d

          @EmberRose257 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

          710d

          @EmberRose257 I had the same problem it's part of what confirmed our suspicions about me having bipolar

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