I was just wondering if anyone has PTSD. I know I have been traumatized several times from the pain and depression so much so that I almost start crying thinking about it.
TheresaMTaff..I am so sorry you had to go through that horrible abuse! I, too, went through abuse and I have struggled with it my whole life. About 3 years ago I was advised by my counselor to write a letter to my abuser. He's dead now but written with everything I would say if he were still alive. Then after I had written everything I wanted to say I was to burn the letter or shred it, something to signify that the abuse no longer had any power over me. I did as he advised and it honestly did help me so much. He no longer has any power over me. Sorry I went on so long but wanted to share with you.
Arkansas66..I don't think any of us fit into a certain category as to what is traumatizing. That's the bad part of fibro and depression. Keep looking up my friend. Remember the opposite of darkness is light, so hold on to the light. For me that light is God. Blessings and rest!
I agree Skbgogirl PTSD has many different causes and there really is no category for the cause of it. I was not abused but I loved someone who was hell bent on killing himself, slowly with alcohol. Writing your experience is very freeing for you. I didn't burn or shred my writings, I turned it into a book and published it. I wanted to share my experience and hopefully help others in the same situation.
I don't know a lot about PTSD except that it's caused by some trauma. I do know that most people with fibromyalgia struggle with anxiety and depression. It's hard emotionally to deal with chronic unending pain. I know that some people are very traumatized by the many symptoms including changes socially (like loneliness). I don't know if traumatized is the right word? It's hard, I do know that much!
I researched fibro and they say that PTSD and IBS are precursors to fibromyalgia. I had both. Once I had radiation treatments for CA that lowered my immune system and Fibro took hold. I look back and I can see how I had it but brushed it off for normal aches and pains. I was taking so much Ibuprofen that it caused colitis. See a counselor they can help or steer you in the right direction. Hugs
I was diagnosed with PTSD but it was from when I was married way too young to a very troubled man. I was abused and really don't talk about it a lot Catherine is right I had to get help for it but it never really goes away you just learn how to deal with it.... Even now if someone comes up and stands over me from behind I freak out that's what it's like for me but it has lessen over the years.