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D3monicRat

782d

can sudden paranoia develop with PTSD? Currently laying in bed @ 1:53 am because I feel like something is watching me or touching me when I turn the lights off. I'm terrified.

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    • D3monicRat

      780d

      @AlexXavier those both sound like scary experiences. I'd be on edge as well if I were you honestly.

    • TraitorJuice

      781d

      Yes it can... I'm always a bit paranoid about different things and sometimes to the point of not being able to function well

    • AlexXavier

      781d

      And...two weeks ago a bullet went through my window. I'm super paranoid. I always watch who comes in my neighborhood. Especially at night

      • D3monicRat

        780d

        @AlexXavier those both sound like scary experiences. I'd be on edge as well if I were you honestly.

    • AlexXavier

      781d

      Yes. In 2018 our old dog attacked me, I didn't provoke him. But me 7 times. I'm so paranoid when I go out, especially if I hear a dog

      • AlexXavier

        781d

        @AlexXavier Bit me

    • Calsie

      781d

      I get paranoid very very often and this just made me realize that it might be connected to PTSD. I have to call my husband or anyone else at the exact moment just to talk to them and potentially get my mind off of it. I typically feel like I'm being followed so I figured if I'm on the phone, they'd know to call 911 if anything happens

      • D3monicRat

        781d

        @Calsie exactly I made my partner call me as I was leaving their house until I was home. I know that if something happens (I was more worried about seeing something pop up infront of me due to the hallucinations and swerving off the road because of it) someone would know at least. I know that some of my behaviors are definitely from my PTSD and may be worth checking out for you as well, but now that I've gotten some sleep I'm realizing the hallucinations may be a side effect of my medications

        • Calsie

          781d

          @D3monicRat I see things on the roads as night too!

    • mrchaos

      781d

      In my situation my paranoia is caused by ptsd. It may differ in your case. It was explained to me that the constant feeling of being on edge from ptsd can cause your brain to play tricks on you. I would look into taking to a mental health professional if it continues

      • D3monicRat

        781d

        @mrchaos yeah I'll talk to my therapist about it today it might be my medication as well because I've never been as paranoid as I was last night.

    • TarMan

      782d

      Thats the kind of paranoia my wife gets, mine is more like "someone has poisoned my food or toothpaste" because my mom tried to poison my stepdad and she had drugged me once as a kid. Idk why I'm scared my freakin toothpaste has been poisoned though, seems so random.

      • D3monicRat

        781d

        @TarMan trauma does weird things to people honestly

    • HungryHippie

      782d

      This is common with anxiety, especially at night. I know it’s late but maybe turn on a lamp and read a little. It can relax your mind and calm you. Maybe even try to doze off with the light on.

      • D3monicRat

        782d

        @HungryHippie yeah I turned the light back on its relieved the anxiety a little bit. thank you.

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