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Calico98

647d

I was just recently diagnosed with PTSD as of this year and I am looking for tips on how to manage symptoms (besides medicine, which I am taking). I just can't stop and pull over everytime I have a flashback when I'm driving, or have my chest tighten when I hear a siren.

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    • MandazInTC

      647d

      Try EMDR therapy if you can. It is a type of therapy specifically for trauma. They will help you process it while giving you coping skills. I have been doing this off and on for about the past year I feel like it has been helping me tremendously. These things that happened are slowly becoming less emotional and are just another chapter of my story.

    • MandazInTC

      647d

      Try EMDR therapy if you can. It is a type of therapy specifically for trauma. They will help you process it while giving you coping skills. I have been doing this off and on for about the past year I feel like it has been helping me tremendously. These things that happened are slowly becoming less emotional and are just another chapter of my story.

    • AshPowell

      647d

      When i see a cop or a cop car i instantly have a panuc attack.

    • IndigoBro

      647d

      Until you have some coping strategies in your tool belt I do recommend pulling over every time you’re having a flashback that prevents your ability to drive safely. In my experience there’s no skipping out on the flashbacks. Your brain is trying to tell you something and it will keep trying to until you understand what it’s trying to communicate by processing the trauma and validating those experiences.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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