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Complex ptsd

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Twilightdisney2

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Hi, I’m living with complex ptsd. After years of counselling I’ve more or less learned how to manage it but now and again I still get overwhelming feelings of panic and bouts of crying that are hard to get under control. Does anyone have any advice on what I can try the next time it happens?
 
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I would say try to go with it if you can
get yourself to a comforting place
like home, or a quiet cafe if you are out
find something to read and be kind to yourself
allow the feelings to come up and welcome them

treat yourself like you would
a good friend who has had a really bad shock
 
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Twilightdisney2

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Sounds like something I can try, thanks.
It’s so frustrating though when I think I’ve finally got this thing cracked and it happens again.
 
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true dat , mega frustrating !
I kind of got used to struggling with this
and always more stuff comes up

posting here is a great help
to express the feelings as they arrive
 
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Twilightdisney2

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Well I’m going to give it a try. Been feeling particularly panicked the last couple of days. No more going on than usual so dunno why. Suppose there dosnt have to be any reason........
 
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no doesnt have to be a reason
might be old stuff that needs tending to
 
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