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Laughter is the best medicine :)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 21, 2006
  • 02:35 AM

:eek: I am the very first person here? :cool: Hello to everyone?, anyone? lol....My name is Rhiannyn...following two seperate assualts...I have developed a permanent impairment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, with associated anxiety and major depressive disorders....The first assualt involved a loaded weapon, where shots were fired...the second was in the work place...I have sustained a broken back and neck injuries...I have been on Cipramil, Efexor, Mirtazapine.... .....But then I was treated with R.E.M.D.and found some instant relief :) ....I also commenced Prozac...and my life has steadily improved ever since....I still have to learn how to live with really harsh startle response, and at times some aggression towards the people who hurt me...I have now to face a trial in the upcoming weeks....The thing is that these are the things that trigger relapses in me...I try to find positives in laughter at the worst times....but it's not working now.I don't think I can make it through the trial, without completely relapsing....I can feel it happening....Does anyone have any ideas? *hopes* Thank you so much for listening :)

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  • Hi Rhiannyn,You are right about laughter... it definately helps! It can put things in perspective and help relax you. I don't know if I have PTSD but I am struggling with an accident that happened over a year ago and it's beginning to take over my life! My accident was so simple, I slipped in the bath, but I almost lost my life. Now, whenever I am reminded of the fear that I felt, I panic and shut down. It makes it really hard to live, when you're constantly fearing what's around the next corner. I try really hard not to think like that and have to always remind myself that the future may not be as bad as i think. Maybe it will help you get through the trial if you take it step by step and try to think about the positives of each new day. I hope you have someone you can talk to. I think that I really need to get some counselling myself to figure it all out. Take care,Sarah
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  • I agree with the laughter. However, to deal with my PTSD, I do anything to get my mind off it and calm down. Whether that is using my iPod, or saying this number I have in my head (929149, don't ask me why!), I do whatever I need too. My PTSD used to be a lot worse, but then I was pretty much cured over time. Recently however, a family issue has come up, and I'm relapsing. To tell you the truth, it scares me a lot. I must sound juvenile, because that IS what I am, being 14. I've tried to make my life the best I possibly can, but my real problem is when I'm alone. I pretty much absorb other people's happiness, but then when there's no one else around I tend to succumb to my own thoughts until I find some way to release them (and that is very hard for me to do) such as writing poetry, or going running. I try to consider myself very lucky, for I am one of the "smart" kids at school, and have already taken the SAT. But please, if anyone has any suggestions as to how to fight this relapse, help would be welcome.
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