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I think that I may have PTSD

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I am not sure but after reading stuff online about PTSD, I think I may have it. I avoid talking about some stuff that happened to me and memories of them keep coming back no matter how hard I try to not think about them and certain things and words tend to trigger feelings of fear and I have trouble thinking afterwards. I mean I actually avoid doing things that I associate with negativity including stuff that really aren't so bad like cleaning or even brushing my teeth. I sort of associate brushing my teeth for more than one minute or less as a punishment which is a bit hard to explain. I also freak out if people point out that I missed a spot while cleaning and act as if they are going to yell at me and force me to do it over again even if it took me two hours to finish. I'm not asking for a diagnosis here but rather opinions on whether or not these things are considered traumatic events.
 
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I'm a carer for my partner, who has PTSD. This doesn't sound like you have PTSD, but there is clearly SOMETHING going on. Some sort of anxiety based disorder by the sound of things. I think it's worthwhile speaking to a doctor and getting to the bottom of it. If anything, parts of what you said at least sound like OCD rituals to me (I have OCD). Trouble with looking things up on the internet is very quickly the things you look up can suddenly be telling you you are about to die... And the information isn't always accurate either. I apparently now will die earlier because I like a glass of orange juice in the morning. The internet is a dangerous place. Speak to a doctor, get to the bottom of things. It will make you feel a lot better. :hug1:
 
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