do you suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or know of someone who does?

United States
July 8, 2007 6:27am CST
It can be a horrific ordeal, a traumatizing one, that brings on PTSD, but it is not something to be taken lightly, nor something that will just "go away"... Do you suffer from PTSD, or perhaps know of someone who suffers from it? If it is yourself, have you found that people have "accepted" the disorder, or have you found people shy away from you, out of naivety, or ignorance?
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@xkristalx (231)
• United States
8 Jul 07
With my close friends I don't think that they care when I act a little weird. I tend to keep away from other people though so I wouldn't know how "normal" people see my PTSD
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• United States
9 Jul 07
I understand completely what you're referring to kristal...but then again...what's normal? LOL
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
16 Jul 07
I have been dealing with CPTSD (Chronic PTSD) for MANY yrs now and let me tell ya, what a right royal pain in the rump it is!! No I dont think ppl shy away from me at all..mind you anyone who would or did really wouldnt be/wasnt someone I needed in my life in the first place....I cant "shut it off"...its a part of my psychological being ya know so if you cant pay attention and work with me or at least be aware of it etc then you need to be on your way as far as I;m concerned.....
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• Canada
25 Oct 07
Someone made a good point about voice tones, and my husband "Vladilyich" came in and made his point about Viet Nam. Voice tones do it for me too. There was a lot of emotional abuse. I also have extremely sensitive hearing that is a result of having extremely low vision and a lot of sounds drive me nuts!!! Though a car backfiring or a pot dropping don't have EXACTLY the same effect on me as they have on Vlad, I can RELATE!! They still scare me somewhat, so when he dives, I understand. "If they scare me, imagine how he must feel!" I think I'm one of the only people he knows who really understands him. With me I've found that some people poke fun at my triggers and poke them on purpose, or poke them as a way of writing off the validity of my complaint.
• United States
4 Nov 07
It's horrible how some people can be so insensitive, To add more emotional trauma to those that have already be traumitized. I can totally understand and thank goodness, most everyone that knows me or cares about me, does there best to understand. To anyone that pokes fun of your triggers or does anything to encourage your triggers. I hope they find themself in desperate need of understanding one day and someone is there poking fun of them.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
13 Feb 08
My friend Nokiko has it. She tends to push people away; this is bad especially since she needs help with her 4 year old daughter (childcare and such).