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If there are any other sufferers here it would be good to connect. Or if you're just looking to network feel free to PM me.
War in Yugoslavia?
Yes, I lived through that, but that's not why I'm affected. Thanks for your interest.
Yes, I have PTSD. It's nearly destroyed my life. I lost my job, my home, I became homeless. Nightmares are horrible. Right now I'm working part-time and in transitional housing. I hate all the meds. I'm doing all I can to get better. I have a good therapist. Sorry to hear you have it.
Does a history of being bullied count? I occasionally still think about things that went down in high school. I had things thrown at me in class, and I was shoved and tripped in hallways. And called all kinds of names. It still makes me angry when I think about it - how there were never any consequences for the kids that took part in making my life miserable.

I'm not so sure this is regarded as PTSD, though...
I've been diagnosed with PTSD but I am sceptical. I don't have flashbacks or intrusive memories. Apparently I have disassociated myself from the trauma. I think I might have a lot of repressed memories but I don't really know if I want to go digging them up.
Naturally, I'm curious - but, don't worry, Cleanairfilter - we all respect eachother's privacy on this forum. You don't have to share anything that you're not comfortable with sharing.
Its in my medical records that I have PTSD, but I don't feel like I do.. I take meds for anxiety and depression, so maybe that's why.... its listed in there as trauma to losing my mother at a young age... Who knows if that actually qualifies me for the disorder or not...
(02-06-2019, 06:32 PM)hewhowalksalone Wrote: [ -> ]Naturally, I'm curious - but, don't worry, Cleanairfilter - we all respect eachother's privacy on this forum.  You don't have to share anything that you're not comfortable with sharing.

Thanks, I appreciate it. You're right that I'm not comfortable talking about it, not that there's anything particularly horrific to tell, it just feels a bit personal.

By the way, to respond to your earlier post, bullying can be a cause of PTSD. The criteria has been widened in recent years and trauma is becoming recognised as a widespread public health problem. There's an excellent book on the subject called The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kok.
I enjoy reading up on human psychology and how the mind works. It's all very interesting.
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