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Does anyone else get really shaky when talking about their mental illnesses? Even with people who are supportive, when I like talk deeply about it I get sooooo shaky.

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    • Fuzzymonkey

      683d

      I believe it's a form of ptsd. Now we are in constant fear of flare ups.

    • MatchaBunn

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      I definitely feel my voice shake and the tears start coming when I talk about things that are deeply personal to me. I agree with MoonFairy that there is a lot of trauma that can be attached to sharing about our mental and physical health with others. It can be difficult to get over the miscommunications, misunderstandings, or people straight up not believing you. But it’s great that you can identify that you have safe spaces to share. That’s so important. And for me, because I am nonverbal under stress, I’ve found that being able to type out a message works so much better than forcing myself to verbalize. I am glad to have alternative communication in mind, if only all doctors had some sort of messaging app, I’d be set.

    • Fuzzymonkey

      683d

      I believe it's a form of ptsd. Now we are in constant fear of flare ups.

      • MoonFairy

        683d

        @Fuzzymonkey THIS! I’ve actually been diagnosed with PTSD partly bc of early childhood trauma and partly bc I’m constantly getting hospitalized, having bad health episodes, getting a new illness, etc. and it’s terrifying! People say trauma and obstacles make us stronger, but I feel it has just made me weaker and more sensitive. When minor things that go wrong, I immediately jump to “I’m going to be hospitalized again, my health is so out of hand! I’m going to die young! I’m having a relapse! When it’s really just a virus. I’ll feel the symptoms as much worse than they are out of fear. It’s bc the body keeps score. Even if we’re not having an emotional flashback with words and images, our body is remembering and reliving our past experiences

    • MoonFairy

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      I get shaky and nervous talking about mental or medical issues. People don’t seem to understand. They judge. They think I’m lying bc it’s invisible. So I get insanely nervous whenever I’m in a situation where I should bring it up, but often don’t bc of this. Not sure if that’s what u mean tho

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