PTSD: Our Nervous System

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I inherited a flighty or elevated nervous system from my mother.

She was an extremely emotional person, easily excited, and a constant worrier.

Worry intensifies anxiety, a vicious cycle.

An elevated nervous system impacts the intensity with which I experience PTSD.

My fight or flight mechanism paralyzes me with the gigantic shock to my solar plexus, a numbing feeling of terror.

I freeze or flee as quickly as possible, it is hard to fight when you can barely move.

Those were my early days of PTSD.

It took five years of meditating 5 hours a day for me to calm my fight or flight mechanism.

Now PTSD has changed and haunts me in thought and a different kind of internal fear.

PTSD brings depression, a lethal one-two punch.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on August 9, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    I’m so sorry that you haven’t yet found a healthy way for your PTSD to abate. Notice I used the word “yet.’ As long as there’s breath, change is always possible.

  2. I think so many suffer unnoticed

    I am not alone

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