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Old 11-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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I was diagnosed with this dreadful illness 16 years ago. During this time I have seen more specialists than I can remember.

I have had a dreadful time with nightmares, fears and isolation. I was <seriously depressed> also.

My problem started in the police force. I was a civilian worker and got took hostage in an interview room where the threat of death was very near and real.

I returned to work the next day but after 2 hours I felt anxious, frightened and my adams apple seemed to be the the size of an apple. My boss immediately sent me to see a doctor and was then put on the sick.

I have had a dreadful time with <depression>, lack of libido, fear of open and enclosed spaces and much more. Alcohol abuse, depression and severe anxiety have also been massive problems to my health.

I consulted my doctor and asked him to refer me to a psychiatrist. After 4 weeks I finally got to see a Clinical Psycholgist. He has shown me the way ahead. Accepted sometimes I missed my appointments, and understood the problems that some of us have. He saved my life and I salute him.

I know I will never be 100% better but at least I know how to handle my life as it is today. For those of you who are at the lowest ebb, go and get help. You must listen and learn.

I did and it saved my life.

Hope this has helped at least one person.

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Re: Ptsd

Hello jarra,

I admire your courage both in deciding to see a therapist and secondly for posting this inspirational thread.
Every time I hear that another is fighting the good fight and/or has fought through the proverbial battlefield that is PTSD, it definitely helps..

Please feel free to post as often as you like;you're always welcome here.

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Thanks for that. It is always a help when people understand the problems that we face.

Nobody knows what goes on in the mind. At least with a broken arm people can see there is something wrong.

Wonderful website by the way.

 
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Thanks for that. It is always a help when people understand the problems that we face.

Nobody knows what goes on in the mind. At least with a broken arm people can see there is something wrong.

Wonderful website by the way.
You're welcome jarra.

I've always felt that a person who has or is experiencing PTSD(or related traumas;physical and/or psychological) can better sympathize and/or empathize for another with the same disorder.

This isn't to take anything away from the many trained to help treat traumatic disorders and situations of all types(thanks for all of you;know that you make a huge difference in people's live's).

I have to agree with you whole heartedly;wonderful site indeed!
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