- Jul 19, 2021
It's quite a lot to write and I'm not altogether sure it's good for me to think about it as it makes me remember and have involuntary flashes and images of things it isn't healthy for me to think about as they can be triggers and start a chain reaction of escalating thoughts, images and feelings and my constantly feeling under attack and that I'm being attacked and can trigger a manic episode in combination with that and put me right back to where I was or even worse than in my mother of all episodes it was developed through.Can you tell me about the C-PTSD? My DH is a combat vet, and had a PTSD diagnosis before my son got sick, and then a couple years of unrelenting trauma due to that, ending with his loss. I feel that watching the situation in Kabul unfold triggered this episode, and my son’s death triggered the one before.
What are your C-PTSD symptoms like? How do you distinguish them from bipolar?
Hope that helps, it's the best I can do safely, as Keith rightly said, the C-PTSD being triggered can quickly trigger a severe manic episode, as can severe life trauma, such as bereavement, which from my own experiences I would say your belief of how your DH was triggered is likely very accurate