please stop telling me to get over these hurdles of "anxiety

please stop telling me to get over these hurdles of "anxiety". it's not anxiety. it's ptsd. ptsd is so much more than being anxious. i feel everything as if it's happening again. i would be putting myself, my coworkers, and my customers in danger if i were to work again. i might hurt someone or myself. please, please stop acting like you know what happened to me. please. i don't tell you about my trauma for a reason.

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halfwaytonowhere's picture
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Mar 19

@Annabella825 i've accomplished so much, i've leapt over so many hurdles and fought my entire life to get here, but still, it's not enough. going to school or work isn't a big deal to them, but even getting out of my bedroom was a HUGE deal. why can't they respect that i need to take baby steps? why can't they at least try to walk a mile in my shoes, when i always try for them?

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Annabella825's picture
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Mar 19

I'm the same exact way. I dread having to go places, even family gatherings. Nobody will understand it until they're going through it. Nobody in my life understands anything that I struggle with. I'm really glad I found this group and I hope it helps you too. You should be very proud of your accomplishments so far and realize how strong you are and how far you've come whenever you're feeling defeated. Feel free to shoot me a message if you ever want to talk!

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livingwithcomplexPTSD's picture
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Mar 19

I wonder if it actually possible for someone else to truly understand what it is like to live with cPTSD. Like I don't know what it is like to live with schizophrenia, or being blind or in a wheel chair. I didn't know what it was like to live with coeliac disease till I was diagnosed and had to start living on a gluten free diet for the rest of my life...so I no longer try to expect others to try and understand what it is like to live with PTSD - saves me feeling disappointed and misunderstood.

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