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Re: When to End Therapy? Dx. PTSD Speaker

Posted by judy1 on January 2, 2004, at 11:24:22

In reply to Re: When to End Therapy? Dx. PTSD judy1, posted by Speaker on January 2, 2004, at 0:45:17

"Do you have times when the flashbacks lessen?"

Yes, and that usually is why I take a break from therapy. I have no idea why this happens, except I have another cyclical condition (bipolar disorder) and maybe that's related somehow. I also take breaks if things get difficult in therapy, because my symptoms worsen (including flashbacks), and despite my therapist easing off, once my symptoms return they come back with a vengeance. I have learned coping skills (like you) and if I just have occasional flashbacks, then I am able to deal with them myself.

"I'm just wondering if this is going to be a forever thing then I don't want to be in therapy forever too."

I don't either, in fact I probably fight that concept more than anything. I don't think we can predict where our illnesses will go, stresses in life worsen them, and who can predict stress? I do know that I'm emotionally healthier in my 30's then I was in my 20's- and I'm hopeful that will continue.
take care, judy




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