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PTSD - April 28th 2010, 07:17 PM

My doctor thinks I might have PTSD. I was wondering what type of things doctors use to help with it? What has helped anyone on here who has struggled with it? What types of Medicines seemed to help? Can you tell me anything else? I go to my doctor again Tuesday and will get more information but I was just curious. Thanks.


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Re: PTSD - April 28th 2010, 07:30 PM

I believe something like PTSD is mostly treated similar to other mental problems like depression or bipolar disorder. Therapy or a psychiatrist of course, and maybe some medicine that would help ease it all, something like Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, there are tons that could be used. I'm not sure there have been any medications made specifically for PTSD, but a lot are used for different things like such...

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Re: PTSD - April 28th 2010, 10:25 PM

Yeah, that is what I thought about the medicine. I didn't think there was anything specific but IDK I guess I just wanted to hear from other PTSD survivors.

And, thinking about this I don't even know if this thread belongs here. I posted really fast and I didn't really think. But the PTSD is related to my Molestation.

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Re: PTSD - April 30th 2010, 04:38 AM

So, I moved this to Mental Health because I felt you'd get a better response there. If anyone disagrees, you know what to do.

Anyway, as for PTSD. There are no meds specifically for it, although it is often treated like depression. I'm personally against meds, as they have never worked for me, but everyone is different. Talk therapy is the best way to help it, in my opinion, and it does help to a degree.


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Re: PTSD - April 30th 2010, 05:17 AM

My counclor wanted me to try this light thing where you hae to go through everything but whewn you finish after about like 4sessions you shouldn't be having trouble. I didn't do it but tried the first time it was a guy and I just couldn't deal with that...The second person was effing innsane and just jumped into it right away and you CANNOT do that with me hell it took my counclor about 4 sessions just me and her and 4 weeks of iop for me to open up a little. But she said she has sent people to them, and it helped them.


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Re: PTSD - April 30th 2010, 06:54 AM

Thanks. I have heard of EMDR. Maybe I will look into it. Or see what my therapist has to say about it.


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Re: PTSD - May 1st 2010, 04:58 AM

I was never diagnosed with PTSD, but 3 months ago I had a really bad drug trip. For weeks afterwards I kept getting these really bad panic attacks and anxiety attacks. I kept reliving the experience - or feeling I was about to.

From what I'm aware these are sign of PTSD. I'd prefer it if you didn't make a comment on whether you think I had a minor form of it or not. I'm still kind of struggling with the memories of the trip, but not in the way I was.

There are medications that help you with PTSD such as ones to reduce the affects of anxiety and reduce the number of panic attacks.

But what I found tantamount to stopping my anxiety and panic attacks was the thought that I am making myself feel this way. You are doing it, it isn't PTSD its you. I got this advice from someone who suffers from depersonalisation disorder and it really helped me. You shouldn't see whats causing it as an objective thing, but recognise that its you doing it.

I really don't know if this would be helpful with someone diagnosed with PTSD. I didn't go to a doctor. But I really didn't want to leave this unsaid. It might be of some use.

I also recognise that your case is a lot more extreme and worse than mine might ever had been, had I ever gone to a doctor.
   
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