It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Message Board

  • I swear I'm trying - alone



  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 06-29-2015, 01:29 PM   #1
    EllePayton
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    EllePayton's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2015
    Posts: 1
    EllePayton HB User
    I swear I'm trying - alone

    I am 27 years old, female. I spent 6 years in the military, but my PTSD started long before that. I was abused as a child, but I never actually realized it until I go older that it was abuse. Currently, my therapist and I like to refer to my situation as a PTSD sandwich. I'm sure that I my upbringing had a lot to do with my draw to abusive relationships, alcohol, and the military (where I was further abused). I was raped by someone I thought I loved when I was 18, then spent a year drinking and doing seriously dumb **** before joining up. I had hopes for a new family, since the military kind of preaches it, but within a few months I was sexually assaulted by a "brother." Not the last time that happened, but I don't really want to dwell on it at the moment.

    I am now physically disabled from my time in the military, and I'm having a hard time in general. I'm on a decent mix of medications, but I try to follow the "one in, one out" rule because the VA likes to use me as their drug ginuea pig. I swing between really good and really bad (if you have manic episodes, you know what I mean). I know I'm getting better, I do. However, it seems to be so freaking difficult to operate like a normal person. I guess I'm just looking for people to talk to.

     
    The following user gives a hug of support to EllePayton:
    Kass490 (07-20-2015)
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 07-20-2015, 03:26 PM   #2
    Kass490
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: May 2010
    Posts: 138
    Kass490 HB UserKass490 HB UserKass490 HB User
    Re: I swear I'm trying - alone

    Being alone with this is the worst. People aren't very kind these days,. doesn't the VA have support groups for PTSD?

     
    Closed Thread




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    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 Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:27 AM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!