PTSD: A pleasant break

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Life has been freer, and calmer this week, and PTSD has rolled back up.

Letting go and focusing work much better this week.

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The onslaught of intrusive thoughts and emotions has dried up, that river bottom is waterless this week.

It is such a pleasant break, similar to life before an old trauma surfaced during covid.

Covid reinforced one of PTSD’s dastardly symptoms, avoidance.

Covid made other people dangerous in real life, we were told to avoid them, wearing masks to further distance ourselves.

Covid sent PTSD people into crisis, we isolated more.

Our social skills deteriorated during quarantine.

We already avoided, lacked the trust of others, and covid spiked that symptom.

Isolating can damage us further, making the road to recovery that much longer.

If I knew why this week has been so much better, I would bottle it and share it with everyone.

We are like worker ants, performing our daily practice, toiling in obscurity.

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This relief has been surprising, PTSD has been problematic for a while.

Never give up, never give in.

It is a war, have a battle plan, and a daily action plan.

Happy healing.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on April 8, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Wow, this is something I’ve not heard before. Hope it lasts. I had one good day – yesterday. No PTSD, shame, guilt, anxiety, or depression. My hiatus didn’t last. Perhaps medication helps do some of the heavy lifting?

  2. One day at a time. My tools are working better

    Either I am better at disTraction and letting go or something e, see has shifted.

    I still have those dark moments every day but they do not last as long

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