Posted by redwood on May 20, 2011, at 7:44:26
In reply to floatingbridge..., posted by Christ_empowered on May 15, 2011, at 18:12:31
These posts parallel my experience so closely. I couldn't believe it when I read them. I've been diagnosed with CPTSD since 2008 and have been looking for answers since then. I have and still do dissociate, and now it almost seems to be an inbuilt mechanism which lets me escape if I am triggered.
I struggle with having a mental illness, find socialising incredibly difficult, hate loud noises and angry voices (they trigger me). I also hate the meds; I'm on 375mg Effexor and 700mg Epilim. I've gone from being a fit, athletic, sociable person with a good job in a health related field to someone who is 2 stone heavier, needs to sleep p.m., really struggles to get motivated and achieve things, and is currently unemployed. My marriage has also failed after 12 years. I have felt desperately alone in dealing with all this, but have been incredibly fortunate in having an excellent clinical psychologist with considerable experience in dealing with trauma. This has made all the difference and has helped me to understand something about this diagnosis.
I wondered if the Tianeptine seems to have helped since I read that it was the first drug of choice for PTSD.I have never been prescribed it, despite asking about it.