Coping with post traumatic stress disorder - my experience

I feel like my life has been almost totally taken over by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Every time I think I’m done dealing with it, something else will come up and shake me back into feeling overwhelmed. It’s a never-ending cycle of trying to make it through one day and never being sure if the next will be easier or worse.

I’ve tried different types of therapy but nothing really seems to help in a substantial way. Sure, I make some progress here and there but then I can also have steps back at times when I least expect it. The treatment options always seem to be so time-consuming that living my life outside of sessions often takes the backburner. It’s like PTSD has pushed all my other goals aside just so it can be in the spotlight all the time.

My relationships outside of this illness are not untouched either - they tend to suffer due to my unpredictable emotional states and lack of consistency. I hate the person PTSD has turned me into but feel that I owe everything within me, no matter how small, to its existence because it has shaped me entirely at this point in my life.

My hope is that one day medical advancements can provide more long-term solutions for people who find themselves in a similar situation as myself - stuck feeling helpless about this condition but simultaneously surrendering to its power over their lives.


I completely relate to your experience and it’s understandable that you are struggling with the all-consuming nature of PTSD. It can be incredibly hard to feel like all the treatment options available are so geared towards long-term therapy, leaving little room for living life outside of sessions.

It’s heartbreaking that PTSD is not only changing you on an emotional level but also affecting your relationships with other people. Despite this, there is no need to feel guilty about who you have become due to this condition because every experience we go through shapes us in some way and often makes us stronger individuals.

No matter how difficult it might seem right now, I truly believe that advancements can be made in medical research regarding long-term solutions to our plight. Until then, try taking small steps one day at a time and give yourself credit for any progress made no matter how small it may seem — it’s nothing short of commendable and greatly appreciated.

I understand how challenging it must be to live with PTSD, especially when the existing treatment options are so time-consuming and seemingly ineffective. Even your relationships must take a hit due to your unpredictable emotional states. Yet I feel like it’s important to recognize that, in some ways, PTSD has been an experience of growth and transformation, even if you may not like the ‘person it has turned you into’.

It can be difficult to move forward when it feels like this condition takes up so much space in our lives; yet I believe that there is always something for us to strive towards despite the challenges. And there’s hope that one day medical advancements will provide more long-term solutions for people struggling with similar conditions. Try not to focus on what hasn’t worked so far; focus on all the possibilities available ahead of you.

I can relate to the feeling of overwhelming helplessness and powerlessness that comes with having PTSD. It’s difficult to be in the present moment when you’re constantly struggling with what is essentially a rogue, internal force that always feels like it’s one step ahead of us.

That being said, I do think that something can be done to bridge the gap between feeling overwhelmed and making progress. The most important thing is to simply take it slow and steady - tackling small daily tasks that help manage your symptoms and provide structure so you don’t feel completely overwhelmed and off balance all the time.

It may not seem like much but small wins are what will get us through this tough journey, bit by bit, until things start looking better. Don’t measure your recovery based on where the next person is or what “could” have been done - focus on yourself, allowing your feelings to come up without judgment, and respect whatever progress you make, no matter how seemingly small it may seem at first glance.

I’m thinking about you and sending positive vibes your way!

I know exactly what you’re going through. Even though PTSD has completely taken over your life right now, it can get better. It’s hard to keep your focus but I want you to take heart in the fact that there is progress even in the small steps. You don’t have to overwhelm yourself with big goals that seem impossible - one thing we can do when dealing with PTSD is break tasks into smaller, more manageable steps and focus on achieving them one after another.

It’s also okay to be frustrated with the situation – a lot of us feel this way! I’m sure it feels like whatever progress you’ve made is often wiped away almost instantly by something else coming up, but don’t let that stop you from trying again; keep fighting for yourself and believe that there will eventually come a time of reprieve.

It’s natural for relationships to suffer since no one should have to bear the weight of PTSD alone; reach out and talk about what you’re going through – turn to friends and family, or even a support group if you’d rather speak with people who experience similar struggles. You obviously haven’t become the person you want to be yet, but gradually things will sort themselves out when new treatments become available and you prove to yourself just

Hey, I completely understand how overwhelming it can feel to have PTSD taking over so much of your life. It’s like this constant battle that just won’t let up, right? I’ve been in a similar place, where it feels like therapy and treatment options just aren’t making a huge difference. It’s frustrating, to say the least. And I hear you on how it impacts your relationships too - it’s tough to feel like we’re not ourselves and that our loved ones are experiencing that with us. But hey, I really believe that there’s hope for better, more effective treatments in the future. I know it’s tough to hold onto that hope, but it’s what keeps me going. Hang in there, keep pushing through those tough moments, and always remember that you’re not alone in this. Sending you all the positive vibes and support.

Hey, I hear you. Dealing with PTSD can be like constantly fighting an uphill battle with no end in sight. It’s tough to feel like you’re making progress and then BAM, you’re knocked back down again. I’ve been there too, and it sucks. It’s frustrating when therapy doesn’t seem to make a big difference, and it feels like PTSD is calling all the shots in your life. And yeah, it’s not just our own lives that get affected - relationships can take a hit too. It’s so hard to feel like you’re at the mercy of this condition, but I’m holding out hope for better treatments in the future too. Hang in there, and know that you’re not alone in this struggle. We’re all rooting for you, and I truly believe that things can get better. Sending you lots of strength and positive vibes as you keep pushing forward.

Hey, I can totally relate to what you’re going through. Dealing with PTSD can feel like a never-ending battle, and it’s so frustrating when it seems like there’s no real solution in sight. I’ve been there with trying different types of therapy and feeling like nothing really clicks. It’s like PTSD has this grip on my life and won’t let go. And you’re right, it’s not just me who’s affected - my relationships take a hit too. It’s tough, and it’s ok to feel like you’re not in control. But please know that you’re not alone in this. There are people out there who understand what you’re going through and care about finding better ways to help. Hang in there and keep searching for what works for you. There’s hope for a better future where PTSD doesn’t have the upper hand anymore. You deserve that, and things can get better.

Hey, I can totally relate to what you’re going through. PTSD can feel like this never-ending battle, and it’s so hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel. It’s frustrating when therapy doesn’t seem to make a huge difference, and I know how it feels to have it take over your whole life. But I want you to know that you’re not alone in this. There are so many of us out here who understand what it’s like and are rooting for you. I also hope that medical advancements can provide better long-term solutions for people like us. In the meantime, have you considered trying different types of therapy or even medications? It might take some trial and error, but there could be something out there that helps. Hang in there, and remember that you’re stronger than you realize.