Psych Central

Go Back   Forums at Psych Central > Mental Health Support > Post-traumatic Stress > PTSD Success Stories

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-06-2017, 09:11 AM   #1
Veteran Member
escapeartist's Avatar
escapeartist has no updates.
Member Since: Jan 2016
Location: Lost
Posts: 748
My Mood:

2 yr Member
179 hugs
Default I've Done A Lot of Healing

It's been 5 years since the abuse ended. In 2014 I was first diagnosed with PTSD after opening up to a doctor about my experiences while very drugged up for a manic episode. I would walk 2 extra miles to avoid the neighborhood where my abuser used to lived, I couldn't stand the crowds at the grocery store because I was so on edge, I couldn't sleep because of nightmares, etc etc.
I no longer have flashbacks from driving by certain places or seeing certain things, I'm okay with being on busses again, I'm not afraid to sleep because the nightmares are gone (or very very rare). I still startle easily and I find it hard to trust people, and maybe I always will, but I'm a lot better than I was, and I'm so grateful for that.
Give me recipes for happy with the chemicals gone
escapeartist is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:

Old 06-06-2017, 09:15 AM   #2
scaredandconfused's Avatar
scaredandconfused taking things one day at a time
Member Since: Jan 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,908
My Mood:

5 yr Member
1,664 hugs
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: I've Done A Lot of Healing

Thank you for sharing your success story.
scaredandconfused is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.
Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.


HomeAbout UsContact UsPrivacy PolicyTerms of UseDisclaimer
Forums HomeCommunity GuidelinesHelp

Helplines and Lifelines