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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I cannot express to you the enormous relief I felt when I discovered my condition was real and treatable. I felt safe for the first time in 32 years. The world is new to me and not limited by the restrictive vision of anxiety. It amazes me to think back to what my life was like only a year ago, and just how far I've come. For me there is no cure, no final healing.
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I'm no longer at the mercy of my disorder and I would not be here today had I not had the proper diagnosis and treatment. The most important thing to know is that it's never too late to seek help. I suffer from a complex version of PTSD and as of late my symptoms have been getting worse and more extreme than ever.
I have been to my doctors and the only solution they can offer me is an increase in benzos and sleeping pills. In my opinion both are not something that l want since l already have a drinking problem and an addiction to benzo. I was hoping to get some feedback, knowledge, information or insight into anyone that suffers from PTSD and if the use of cannabis https: I have attempted to find articles on the subject but the studies that l seem to have found are inconclusive to if cannabis is helpful to those that suffer from symptoms.
I am at my wits end trying to find an option that will help me be able to cope day-to-day with my symptoms as they are impacting my life in a very negative way.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully someone will be able to steer me in the right direction so that l can better manage my health and hopefully start to live my life. Cameron, I found your comment while looking for ways to manage my depression, anxiety, and ptsd. I too drink too much. I went to therapy for 7 mo. To a great therapist, and that's when I learned I had ptsd. The therapy was great because I understand what's happening better. I smoked weed for 25 yrs, I'm 42 now. And for a long time I think it helped. But I have a sensitive mind and body, and it eventually turned on me.
Basically it increased my anxiety suddenly. After yrs of anti depressants and off and on benzos.. I have come to the conclusion that there is no cure, only management. I believe that if I didn't drink, things could be better, but I'm sure you know how that goes. I've resigned to the idea of maintaining my dose of Effexor while using benzos when I have the most difficult times. If you've ever gotten off of them.. I guess what I'm saying, is that you are not alone.
And it makes me feel better to know the same. I wish you the best, only you can know what is best for you. Take care, and keep fighting the good fight! Try emdr when strong enough. I too am diagnosed with PTSD and have had great success with cannabis as a medication. It helped me do the things I lost interest in.
It helped me not be depressed. I decided I wanted out. I wanted more for my daughter, and I wanted to get her away from him and that environment. I decided to confide in a co-worker and she agreed to help me. We began trying to figure out how to get my daughter and I away from him safely. He knew where I worked and I believed more than ever that he would try to find me and kill me if I left. One day, as I was getting ready for work he decided to pick a fight.
I picked up my daughter and was walking out the door when he grabbed my arm and punched me right in the nose. But this time there was someone to witness it. My neighbor was outside and saw the whole thing. My neighbor yelled at him to let me go and he did. His wife came out and helped me inside and they called the police.
I was still terrified. The officer told me that according to Missouri law he had to arrest him whether I pressed charges or not and that they would hold him for 24 for 72 hours if I wanted to get away from him. I saw the opportunity and took it. He was held for 72 hours and in that time, with the help of my co-worker, I was able to secure a place for my daughter and me, and move all of our belongings.
A couple of years later, my daughter started going to church with our neighbor. I had been saved when I was 16, but my relationship with God had become non-existent.
I was apprehensive, but of course I went. When I saw how happy and involved my daughter was it softened my heart. I just wanted to share that with her. Soon it felt like I had come back home.
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There was too much shame involved. Things went according to plan the first time we went to the shelter.
We cooked, we cleaned, and we went home, with little contact with the ladies. But the more I served the more I noticed, until one evening I saw an exhausted lady struggling to feed herself and her three small children. I went and sat next to her and asked if I could help feed her little ones. That night changed my whole perspective about what I was at that shelter to do.