..Is PTSD real? Is PTSD fear real?


Is PTSD real? Is PTSD fear real?

The firing of our defense mechanism along with the chemicals cortisol and adrenaline being secreted is real, and powerful.

How about our trauma, and intrusive thoughts, are they real?

They were real at one time and now exist as implicit memory. Are implicit memories dangerous?

We get triggered when our implicit memories surface, so yes we fear them, we try to avoid them.

Think back to when a trigger fired violently, how real was the fear?

Seems like a flawed defense mechanism that leads to avoidance, hypervigilance, and suffering.

The more vulnerable we feel, the stronger our PTSD symptoms become.

No one else can feel or see what lies inside us.

A frightening trigger is a mundane event for a normal person.

What I may sense as life-threatening, holds no danger for the masses.

A strange mental illness, childhood abuse.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Recently going through this and holding the space for the fear not to be real, while simultaneously unable to let the fear go. Not very fun, but hopefully I can learn from this once this passes

  2. Unfortunately, this scenario will repeat itself over and over

    The thoughts are what survives, the memories and us trying to avoid ever being traumatized again

  3. Posted by rudid96 on July 2, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    Yes, unfortunately, PTSD and C-PTSD are all too real. It’s exhausting avoiding all the triggers AND I can’t speak for others, but my bandwidth for tolerating stuff is also limited. ATM, a lot of real time and cannot be side-stepped triggering folks. Feeling flooded.

  4. I search for the answer to escaping

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