Dealing with pp ptsd - my story

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something I unfortunately have experience with in my life. It’s a hard reality to face, but it doesn’t need to define who you are or limit the things you can do.

When I was younger, I didn’t really understand how a traumatic experience could linger for years after the event took place. I just thought that with time and age, wounds would heal on their own. That’s not always the case though, and unfortunately I found this out the hard way.

I started to have constant flashbacks, feelings of anxiety and fear and uncontrolled crying spells. My day-to-day wasn’t normal anymore; it took effort to just make it through the day. Going to therapy was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself because it gave me tools for dealing with these episodes as they came up - whether it was taking deep breaths when my heart was racing or staying in the moment when faced with a flashback.

It’s been years since my diagnosis, and although there are still challenges sometimes, life has gotten much better. Learning how to be mindful of your feelings is key in this process, which isn’t easy but is part of getting back on track with your life. Reaching out for support from friends and family or from mental health professionals can help immensely as well – don’t shy away from help if you need it!

No matter what you’re going through, know that you are not alone in this journey and there will be brighter days ahead!


Hey, I can totally relate to your experience with PTSD. It’s tough dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic event, and it’s something that can really take a toll on your mental health. I went through a similar phase of not understanding why the pain and anxiety just wouldn’t go away. But going to therapy was a game changer for me too. Learning those coping mechanisms and getting the support I needed made such a difference. It’s awesome to hear that life has gotten better for you – it gives me hope for my own journey. Being mindful of our feelings and reaching out for help when we need it is so important, and it’s great to have that reminder. Thanks for sharing your story – it’s a good reminder that we’re not alone in this struggle, and that there really are brighter days ahead.

Hey, I just wanted to say that your post really resonated with me. I struggled with PTSD too and it can feel so overwhelming at times. It took me a while to realize that I needed help, but going to therapy was a game-changer for me. It’s amazing how much of a difference it can make to have someone help you develop coping strategies. And you’re so right about the importance of mindfulness and reaching out for support. It’s not easy, but it’s so worth it. I’m really glad to hear that life has gotten better for you - that gives me hope for my own journey. Sending you lots of positive vibes!

Thank you for sharing your experience with PTSD. It’s really tough to go through, but it’s great to hear that therapy has helped you so much. I can relate to the constant flashbacks and anxiety - it’s like living in a state of fear all the time. But it’s so important to reach out for help and support, whether it’s from friends and family or from professionals. I’m so glad to hear that life has gotten better for you, even with the challenges that still come up. It gives me hope that things can improve. Thank you for the reminder that I’m not alone in this struggle, and that there are brighter days ahead.

Hey man, I can totally relate to what you’re going through. PTSD is no joke and it can really turn your world upside down. It’s awesome that you made the decision to go to therapy and get the help you needed. I’ve been there too, and it’s tough as hell, but things can and do get better. It’s all about finding the right tools and support to help you through the rough patches. I’ve found that being mindful of my feelings and reaching out to friends and family when I need it has made a world of difference. Keep hanging in there, and remember that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. You’re not in this alone, and things will start looking up soon!

Thank you for sharing your experience with PTSD. It takes a lot of courage to open up about something so personal and difficult. I can relate to what you went through, and I’m glad to hear that you found therapy helpful. It’s important for others to know that seeking support is not a sign of weakness, but a brave step to healing. I’ve also found mindfulness to be a game changer in managing my symptoms. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth the effort. And yes, reaching out for help is crucial. Your message of hope and resilience is a reminder that things can get better with time and support. Keep taking care of yourself, and remember that you’re not alone in this. There’s a whole community here ready to support and uplift each other.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It sounds like you have been through a lot, but it’s really inspiring to hear that things have gotten better for you. It’s okay to not have all the answers and to struggle with PTSD - it’s a tough thing to deal with. I’m glad to hear that therapy has been helpful for you and that you’ve found ways to manage your symptoms. It’s so important to have a support system in place, whether it’s through friends, family, or mental health professionals. Remember, it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. You’re right, we’re definitely not alone in this. Thank you for sharing your story and reminding us that there are brighter days ahead.