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Amelia32

631d

I've never, until recently, taken my diagnosis seriously. what I mean is that, I was never a soldier, I never dodged bullets, I didn't have the right to claim it. I was assaulted as a child, and my mother, and her husband were physically/mentally/ emotionally abusive. Therefore, I never really recognized what was my symptoms, and what was just me. I always just told myself whatever I needed to just to keep going. I am ready to accept what I've been delt, but I don't know where to start.

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    • Zacharyy

      629d

      i really understand this. i was abused as a child in all different ways, and ive never been able to understand my cptsd. but someone with fake hit me and oll have a panic attack, ill try to have sex with my girlfriend and only be able to think of the man who abused me which sets off more of a panic attack. theres so much more too, its just so hard, but we gotta keep going

    • Zacharyy

      629d

      i really understand this. i was abused as a child in all different ways, and ive never been able to understand my cptsd. but someone with fake hit me and oll have a panic attack, ill try to have sex with my girlfriend and only be able to think of the man who abused me which sets off more of a panic attack. theres so much more too, its just so hard, but we gotta keep going

    • RainbowPearl

      631d

      Hi Amelia. I also have complex PTSD due to abuse. Yeah people not understanding that any trauma can cause PTSD has created some hardship for people in the general population. My therapist actually was the one that taught me about c-ptsd and getting diagnosed really helped my plan of treatment. For me reaching out was most difficult first step eventhough I had a great support system. Try to foster some friendships with people that have common interests. Bring up your diagnosis early on so you don't invest too much time and energy only to find out they reject the idea. What I have found though is many people may be uneducated but they are happy to be supportive.

    • YanyLaurel

      631d

      You are so strong to continue to advocate for yourself!! Thank you for reaching out, friend. How are you feeling today, was there anything in particular that pushed you to officially accept your cptsd?

    • Amelia32

      631d

      This is my first time reaching out since then. That was over a year ago.

    • dorydork

      631d

      Therapy may be a good start, I do wanna say I'm proud of you. ❤️

      • Amelia32

        631d

        @dorydork I've been in therapy for just over a year. I don't feel like she's a good match for me, but with Medicaid, I feel like my options are limited. I want to find someone who specializes in this, but I don't know where/ how to find them in my budget.

        • dorydork

          631d

          @Amelia32 have you asked medicaid of they can help find a truama based therapist? I used to be on that when I first started therapy

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