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Just got diagnosed with PTSD. Im scared and dont know what my next steps should be.

 
Im-HiDdEn

Asked by Im-HiDdEn at 9:28 AM on Feb. 14, 2013 in Health

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  • You'll be fine. The therapist will help you recognize your triggers sooner, before you melt down because of them. You'll probably be taught skills that will allow you to deal with your trauma from a place of power instead of seeing it through the eyes of a victim. Seeking therapy is a very important step, even though it can be hard to talk about whatever it was you got PTSD from in the first place. Congratulations on the beginning of your journey toward wholeness. Stay strong.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 10:50 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • Well, I imagine that the first step is getting help, which you have done. So that's positive.

    What exactly are you afraid of? If it's the therapist, then you shouldn't worry too much. They are only there to help you through this.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:48 AM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • Actually, the scariest part should have been not knowing what was wrong. Now that you know, you can get help.

    Best wishes. :)
    winterglow

    Answer by winterglow at 10:15 AM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • it is just a label, this label will allow you to get some help
    you are still same person
    nothing to be scared about
    same you, different day

    let the doctors help you
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:56 AM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • On 5 Feb, she said she was seeing a therapist.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • HI. Our hearts are with you in these tough times. Well, the good news are: this is a Post Traumatic stage you're in right now. Which means you've been through some tough times, you survived these challenges, and now you need to re-build your strength and trust.
    Try to do the things you enjoy, and don't look back !
    MamaaSutra

    Answer by MamaaSutra at 10:32 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • Did the Dr diagnose you as having PTSD?
    If so, then what did the Dr say?
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 9:32 AM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • I agree with all of the above ^ - thankfully you've sought help and that is the first step. May God be with you.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 8:15 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • Yes he did and he is sending me to a therapist, its just a lot to take in and its scary.
    Im-HiDdEn

    Comment by Im-HiDdEn (original poster) at 9:33 AM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • thank God you got meds!
    What to do next? Take them and see therapist
    luvmygrandbaby

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 1:00 PM on Feb. 14, 2013