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User Topic: Is this ptsd?
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Question  Posted: 12:31 AM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

For some reason, I started getting that dreaded feeling of anxiety and the knots in the stomach. I started wondering if it was my gut screaming. Maybe it was a trigger of some sorts, but if it was, then I don't know what the trigger was.

I called WSO and asked him if he could think of any reason I would be feeling this way, i.e. something he's not telling me, but I also tell him I'm not accusing him of anything. He has said there have been no new developments about which he has not told me. I think I believe him.

So why this anxiety? I was doing so well. I've tried to think of anything that could have been a trigger, but I have not thought of anything.

So then I started reading up a little more of PTSD. Could this be a symptom of PTSD? Am I just crazy?

Posts: 151 | Registered: Dec 2012 | From: California
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Default  Posted: 4:29 AM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It could be a symptom of PTSD. It could also be a symptom of an anxiety disorder, when you'll become extremely anxious without an identifiable trigger. The racing anxious thoughts can be hard to catch and tune into, but they can still provoke those feelings in the body.

Things will work out the way they are supposed to, even if it's not the way we think we want at that time. Sometimes what the universe has in store for us is better than we realized.

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Default  Posted: 8:30 AM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sounds like the beginnings of a panic disorder or PTSD to me, but the thing is there is usually some sort of trigger, and figuring out what those are is key in managing them.

If your thoughts got you carried away, and then you were getting all that stuff you have to learn to top yourself, and determine if you are just torturing yourself, and if there really is a reason to feel that way.

For me NC was broken too many times, and it left me scarred. I would trigger when he would be texting, and zoned out, I would trigger, when his phone would ring, vibrate, or anything for a while. It took me forcing myself to look at the entire situation, to start dealing with it. Was he being the ass he was before, was he being loving to me now. Was he on the phone for work? all of those things.

It takes a long time to learn to deal with this stuff, but if you are having anxiety issues I strongly recommend you talk to your Dr sooner than later, there is nothing worse than having your first full blown panic attack while driving, or out in public.

((((and strength))))

Him: FWS
Kids: 18 & 20
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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Default  Posted: 8:34 AM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I second what Tush said - please see a professional.

Married: 20 years (14 @JFO)
D-Day: 11/09/11
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