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Re: article about altering memories to prev. PTSD

Posted by shadows721 on April 6, 2004, at 22:49:20

In reply to article about altering memories to prev. PTSD, posted by gardenergirl on April 3, 2004, at 12:38:46

I, too, suffer from complex PTSD. Part of my therapy is to recall the painful experience, so that I don't continue to unconsciously react to things inappropriately. With that in mind, how woud a drug amnesia help me? I already have a self induced amnesia that is causing Hell in my life. I react like a 3 y/o to adult situations. If I never remember, how can I process these feelings from no where land?

Once I have these memories come up, I actually have more respect for myself. I use to think that I was a total whimp. I can't handle a lot of things. Well, now, I know there is a darn good reason. Now, I can say - "I looked the Devil in the eyes and lived to actually speak about the unspoken." When I think that I can't do something, I say to myself, "You have faced the worst fear (actually dying for a split second or two), so how can this be any worse than that." This pill sounds more like a denial pill to me. Why do we need to deny our history to ourselves and for what purpose? Yes, these memories are horrors, but you learn from them. You learn who you are and what made you this way. To be in denial by a pill, would hinder self awareness and learning to me. That's just my opinion for myself.




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