Posted by kate_the_journalist! on August 23, 2011, at 16:36:33
I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia about six years ago. I got well, went back to Uni and graduated. However I am also suffering now from PTSD. Apparently the years I was ill, including scary stays in hospital, were so traumatic that I now have flashbacks of the events. It's really, really hard. These attacks are terrifying and I seem to spend my whole life curled up under my duvet feeling sick, in order to avoid facing the world.
Has anyone else had treatment for PTSD following psychosis? Or just PTSD therapy for anything for that matter? I would love to hear from you about your experiences. People keep saying it will get better soon (it got much worse at the beginning of the therapy). They say it has to get worse before it gets better! I'm hoping, fingers crossed.
Anyway would love to hear some of your stories.
Lots of love, kate x