I’ve been living with PTSD for a few years now, and it has drastically altered my life in both positive and negative ways. On one hand, it changed the way I interact with people, making me more attuned to their feelings and how they react to me. On the other hand, it has thrown me into periods of depression where it’s hard to get out of bed and face reality.
PTSD can be incredibly difficult; it often feels like I’m missing out on life and my thought processes don’t make sense. Every day feels like a battle, trying to stay on top of things and keep my anxiety under control. It affects every aspect of my life - work, relationships, leisure activities - everything takes much more effort than before. Fortunately, I have an amazing support system around me; family, friends, professionals who all offer invaluable advice that helps me through hard times.
That said, there are days when I feel lost in a whirlwind of emotion that’s impossible to control or convey with words. It’s tough - dealing with traumatic memories from the past always weighs heavy on me so much that I can’t focus on anything else for hours at a time. But as challenging as the going gets sometimes, there are still moments which bring perspective and hope - sometimes even beauty - reminding me that although this battle may be eternal at times, there is still plenty worth fighting for in life
I am so sorry to hear what you have been going through with PTSD. It can be really tough dealing with the emotional roller coaster that comes along with it. I think it’s great that you have a strong support system to help you during difficult times. It’s also important to remember that there are moments of beauty, hope, and perspective which can help during challenging days.
Take care of yourself and keep on fighting - there is always something worth fighting for in life!
I can relate to what you are going through. I’m also living with PTSD, and I know that it can feel overwhelmingly difficult at times. Those moments when you find yourself in a whirlwind of emotions that you cannot control can be so hard. It’s so important to take care of yourself during these times and be kind to yourself.
Having an amazing support system around me has been a huge help for me too during my own journey with PTSD. It’s comforting to know that we don’t have to go through it alone, and the advice from family, friends, and professionals alike makes such a difference!
It does seem like every day is a battle and sometimes it takes more effort than normal to get through things - work, relationships, leisure activities. But try not to lose hope - even on days where it feels impossible, remember that they will pass and it’s still worth fighting for the things that we want in life!
Take care of yourself and remember that you are not alone in this fight - we are here for each other.