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Unread 06-17-2017, 06:06 AM   #1
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I have been wondering about this, this morning. How would I know that I was "cured"? What would be different for me? What am I trying to achieve for myself?

I have felt less overwhelmed generally today, not sure if it's because I took a half sleeping tablet last night, so still a bit sedated. I did notice a little bit of rising panic when I was shopping for food. I have food issues, so not sure if it was because I was surrounded by the stuff, or whether it felt overwhelming trying to make decisions in there.

So one thing that would let me know I was "better" would ge freedom from those panic / anxious thoughts. But beyond that I am not sure what I want for me.

Do you know what you are hoping for?
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I have been wondering about this, this morning. How would I know that I was "cured"? What would be different for me? What am I trying to achieve for myself?

I have felt less overwhelmed generally today, not sure if it's because I took a half sleeping tablet last night, so still a bit sedated. I did notice a little bit of rising panic when I was shopping for food. I have food issues, so not sure if it was because I was surrounded by the stuff, or whether it felt overwhelming trying to make decisions in there.

So one thing that would let me know I was "better" would ge freedom from those panic / anxious thoughts. But beyond that I am not sure what I want for me.

Do you know what you are hoping for?
Not get so stressed about leaving the house. Be able to block the memories that so bind my mind. Get back to my old self, whoever that was.
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I have been wondering about this, this morning. How would I know that I was "cured"? What would be different for me? What am I trying to achieve for myself?

I have felt less overwhelmed generally today, not sure if it's because I took a half sleeping tablet last night, so still a bit sedated. I did notice a little bit of rising panic when I was shopping for food. I have food issues, so not sure if it was because I was surrounded by the stuff, or whether it felt overwhelming trying to make decisions in there.

So one thing that would let me know I was "better" would ge freedom from those panic / anxious thoughts. But beyond that I am not sure what I want for me.

Do you know what you are hoping for?


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Just hoping I can support myself with this disorder. I've never thought about a cure. It's a disability. There's no cure for that. You live with it.
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I guess that burst my bubble. I've been hoping that I could move on from all of this, be able to live my life without being, what feels like, chained.

But right now, I refuse to give up and accept that this is as good as it gets,
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I guess that burst my bubble. I've been hoping that I could move on from all of this, be able to live my life without being, what feels like, chained.

But right now, I refuse to give up and accept that this is as good as it gets,


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I guess that burst my bubble. I've been hoping that I could move on from all of this, be able to live my life without being, what feels like, chained.

But right now, I refuse to give up and accept that this is as good as it gets,
Keep pushing and not give up hope that things can get better.If you keep working towards that it will get better in some ways. Our issues is with memories and they will always be in our head. But how we deal with them is the key. How much impact we allow them to have can make us feel better. Total cure, no, it's because we are plagued with something we can control, memories. But it can get better no doubt if you commit to putting the work in.
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Although there's no 'cure', we can learn ways to manage symptoms and have more good days than bad ones.

I refuse to just give in or give up,I will always try to improve myself.
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It's a disability. There's no cure for that. You live with it.
It's not necessarily a disability for everyone that has it,many people learn to manage it and lead very productive lives,so I disagree that it's a 'disability'.
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It's not necessarily a disability for everyone that has it,many people learn to manage it and lead very productive lives,so I disagree that it's a 'disability'.
I agree, it doesn't have to be a disability, but it can be for some. Every situation is different, every person is different, so with PTSD or CPTSD it can be one or the other.
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It's not necessarily a disability for everyone that has it,many people learn to manage it and lead very productive lives,so I disagree that it's a 'disability'.



you think a person chooses a disability?
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