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How Long Did You Spend On Stabilization? — May 25, 2017

How Long Did You Spend On Stabilization?

This is a question for those in trauma-specific therapy, as opposed to more general counseling. How long did you spend on stabilization at the beginning of the process? How often do you come back to it and under what circumstances? How do you feel it helps you?

I'm reading up on the subject and thinking perhaps some of the problems I'm having now in therapy would be because we completely skipped this stage at the beginning and have only touched on it very briefly once in a while since….

How Long Did You Spend On Stabilization?

Delayed flash backs, are they possible? —
My Husband Died Today —
My Husband Died Today —
My Husband Died Today —
My Husband Died Today —
My Husband Died Today — May 24, 2017
Taking a deep breath while trying to understand some physical aspects —

Taking a deep breath while trying to understand some physical aspects

I have been doing some research on YouTube in regards to CPTSD and the physical symptoms. One video that caught my attention actually had nothing to do with PTSD. It had to do with how much more of our work and leisure time is spent on computers.
Of course there was the usual point of it leading to lack of natural, necessary movement and the stress causing carpel tunnel yada yada. There was one point brought up that made me listen and instantly make a connection.
They said that one very…

Taking a deep breath while trying to understand some physical aspects

Migraines —

Migraines

Day 3 now of waking with intense migraine, feeling of pain/pressure in right eye, blurred vision – no amount of nurofen helps – disturbed sleep, can't sleep – pain starts like a burning sensation at top back of head, it creeps along my neck & down the side – so tired I want to close my eyes but too much activity happens in the dark. Scattered lines orange & yellow flash like reruns – it makes me sick, a sense of vertigo. Go away – not today. Eye ache, it hurts to actually think – how is that…

Migraines

Devastated —

Devastated

So I have just come back from an appointment with my T. I had been anxious about going as I hadn't done the prescribed work beforehand but she was absolutely lovely about it all and reminded me that the whole idea of therapy and the homework is to help me get better not to make me feel worse. About 15 mins into the appointment she let me know that she will be finishing up in the next month or so as a psychologist at least for a period of years and that I will need to consider transferring to…

Devastated