Originally Posted by twin2beat
Hi, I am thinking I have PTSD but I am not sure and thought I could get some advice on if I should seek counseling. We went to the ER after and to tell you the truth adrenaline was still pumping through my body.I was numb inside for weeks, after a month I was able to feel emotions again but still no happiness.
It's been about 3 months now and we moved since then about 1000+miles away and it helps a little but everyday I relive that moment. I usually cant fall asleep until 2 or 3am because I am thinking about it; about him wondering if he will be ok and wake up in the morning like the night I brought him home from the ER and had to watch him and make sure he woke up every 2 hrs. I know it didn't happen to me but it feels like it did; I was so helpless I couldn't do anything to make it stop. Do you think this PTSD or am I just overreacting? Thanks for any help or advice.
Please know that anyone who was a victim,has been exposed to or witnessed a life-threatening situation can possess the symptoms of PTSD.
Symptoms include repeatedly thinking about the traumatic situation,being constantly on guard or alert and the avoidance of reminders of the traumatic situation.
Other symptoms to consider include:a) panic attacks,physical symptoms being exhibited,such as chronic pain.
b) Feelings of mistrust,depression,problems functioning well in daily situations,relationship problems and substance abuse.
c) substance abuse and suicidal ideations.......
If you are ever feeling suicidal,please call 911 or go to the nearest ER immediately.
You don't need to experience every symptom to be diagnosed as having PTSD but being able to relate to them will better help you articulate your concerns,which in turn will help your therapist to make a proper diagnosis for beneficial treatment.
I do believe you will benefit from therapy as it is my opinion that you have symptoms of PTSD.