chatterbox512 Posted November 19, 2010 Report Share Posted November 19, 2010 I have suffered with dormant PTSD for 15 years, which has suited me well. I even began to think I was over it, until recently. Over the past three months or so it has begun to be very bothersome and limiting. I just thought it was anxiety that was making me so nervous about everything but my therapist says that it is definetly PTSD. I am to a point where when I get in my vehicle I am panicing about what could happen. I have stopped going for walks around my house because of all the possibilities of hiding places in our area (I live in the country). During the day is worse because none of the neighbors are home. I have begun to go into town to talk walks with my son, but I have to physically grant myself permission to do so by telling myself that I am safe, there are lots of people around to see if something happens, that there are lots of houses to run to etc. I never was like this until a few months ago, and it is totally freaking me out. I don't want to feel like this as I am sure no one wants to. I don't feel safe anywere any more, even in my home I don't feel 100% safe unless my husband is home. I live in a constant state of hightenend awareness and fear. I don't want this to influence my sons development and sense of freedom, but I don't know what to do. Has anyone else had this experience before and how have you delt with it. I am attending therapy once a week, other than that I am not really doing much. Any feedback would be appreciated!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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