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Hello i have C PTSD and looking for advice

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Renee55

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Hello

I was diagnosed with C PTSD about 10 years ago after years of seeing a Psychiatrist. I struggle daily and for the past 3 years I have been diagnosed with physical illness that my Rheumatologist has linked to my C PTSD.

I think if I could get my daily anxiety/panic mode settled more I would feel better physically so I'm looking for any advice as how to do this. In the past I have tried EMDR, CBT, breathing exercise to help with the sympathetic system and I'm still experiencing severe anxiety.

Any advice please.

Thank you!
 
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Hello Renee55, welcome to the forum I hope you will settle here as everyone is helpful and caring. I had to go through years of therapy to sort out my CPTSD and it was hell to go through for me, but I managed it thank god, mine was from trauma in childhood and teens then as an adult.
 
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Hello Bod

I too have went through lots of different therapies. Now I am still left with that fight or flight feeling daily and I'd love to get some respite from it. I do meditation and breathing techniques but the minute I stop it comes straight back.
 
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I have a fantastic book that is called COMPLEX: PTSD From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker. Got it off Amazon as their are a few members who swear by this book.
 
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OK that's great. I will go and have a look, I love reading so that's a bonus.

Thanks so much! X
 
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Hello Renee55, welcome to the forum.
 
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Hi Renee, nice to have you here. i have been wanting to get that book as well. trying to find a way to get it without my wife knowing. i hope you are having a great day !
 
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For books online you can look here too:

 
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Hi Renee, nice to have you here. i have been wanting to get that book as well. trying to find a way to get it without my wife knowing. i hope you are having a great day !
Thank you Racer, hope your well. X
 
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Hi Renee, nice to have you here. i have been wanting to get that book as well. trying to find a way to get it without my wife knowing. i hope you are having a great day !
Pete walker also has a website with a lot of what's in the book on it..
 
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