Healer's Hub - Living with PTSD
Updated: Jan 15, 2022
*(PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)-
I remember, about six years ago, I stepped into a doctors office and asked for help with asthma. I just left a toxic situation* and I was having several things go wrong. I couldn't hold my food down, I felt guilty for eating food but then I also had anxiety when I didnt have readily access to food, I had difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, and had trouble remembering the simplest things.
My doctor looked at me and said "I want to refer you to see a psychiatrist. This is more than just asthma. What are your thoughts?"
I didn't like the thought of it, but I knew I needed to figure out what was "wrong" with me. So I made an appointment to a psychiatrist and within the first 20 minutes of the session the psychiatrist says "you may have C-PTSD"
Now when people hear about PTSD....way back in the day, most people thought it only happened to soldiers...people that went away to war. But, in recent time, research has made it alarmingly evident that everyday people can be living with PTSD and not even have a clue they have it. ( I want t