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  1. Hello kannheals and welcome to our community! I am Wanna Yes, breaking your silence is a BIG step. You're finally claiming your voice and facing your trauma, which is both courageous and necessary. We all eventually need to heal, as trauma affects us in so many ways. You are not alone, whatever lays ahead. This is a safe place for us survivors to connect and exchange support. You can come here to vent, chat, discuss healthy coping and much more! You can use this place in many ways. I am wishing you the very best with therapy Please don't hesitate to contact someone from us staff wi
  2. Hello Maura and welcome on board! I am Wanna You can check our Rules and Guidelines, to be certain about what you can post or not. This place is pretty open, welcoming most topics regarding healing and coping. You decide how much you'd like to share. Flashbacks are very normal for survivors, I've experienced them among many others he Complex trauma is also a frequently occurring subject in our forums. You can come here to vent, chat, exchange support and much more! After Silence has open doors for you Please know we believe you, and that you have nothing to be embarrassed about. Fe
  3. Hello D.C and welcome on board! I am Wanna Traumaversaries can be extremely triggering. I think my first and second were particularly bad. I've suppressed them the past few years, but the date is stuck in my brain forever, it seems. I think our Aftermath forum would be a fit for such a post. If you'd like, you can post about it there and ask for support. Many here share the struggle. https://www.aftersilence.org/forum/index.php?/forum/30-the-aftermath/ I am glad you decided to join a community, I think every survivor could use one. Here you can connect with fellow survivors, t
  4. Haven't tried Firefox lately here but yes, try DuckDuckGo and if it doesn't improve please report it to one of our administrators so they know what's happening. W ☀️
  5. Still not well. I feel quite under the weather. Pray these pills didn't mess up my blood pressure. I've gone for a walk, that is the first exercise I've managed to do all week. I'll have a banana and hopefully feel stable enough to clean later. 

    1. WannaMoveOn
    2. WannaMoveOn


      I went to sleep a couple of hours. I woke up and felt like myself for the first time this entire week. I feel like I could hug the world. I was so hungry, too. I went from ill and nauseous to fine after about 30 hours after taking my last pill, AKA about the time it takes for the hormones to wear out. 

      Don't worry guys, I will hop on hormonal pills again, but for now I have 4 weeks of being normal me and then they'll let me try a new recipe. I learned two things from this: I deffs need estrogen, I did experience the pros from this. But also, don't hang onto meds that make you compromise on your life, contact your doctor and find options. 

    3. Finchy


      Sitting with you, Wanna. ❤️ I really hope things get back to normal for you soon. Do what is right for you.

  6. Which browser do you use? If it's Chrome, you could try DuckDuckGo and see if there's any improvement. I get the same error message when I use Chrome.
  7. In bed, think it's my hormonal pills. I had an episode of dizziness last night. Have made an appointment for check up. At least i could finish an entire meal today. 

    1. WannaMoveOn


      Just heard back from the clinic. They asked me to stop with my pills ASAP, I'll have an appointment in 4 weeks to speak with a consultant. 

  8. Finished essay prep early. I am free until Friday. My body knows it, hence I am super tired right now. I am cozy in bed watching sitcoms. 

    1. Finchy


      Congrats on finishing that up, Wanna. ❤️ I'm glad you're able to relax for now!

  9. I was in a bad mood today. I went back to bed to sleep 2 hours and ordered fast food. I have everything done for my deadline, maybe my body is dropping the anxiety bomb now. 

  10. Had a rough week, with my period and all. I am back on hormones now. I have a fun weekend planned out, I'll visit my old poetry circle tomorrow (can't believe it still exists), then on birthday dinner w/ the guy I am seeing. We are not official, but he wanted to bring me as a plus one, so that's exciting. 

  11. We need to get outside our comfort zones in order to grow. Therapy can be a lot of things, it can feel soothing, detoxing, numbing, scary... but in the long run, we'll see benefits. Be honest with your therapist about how you're feeling. They can work better with you if they know. Wishing you luck on that ☀️
  12. Hello Vargr! I am Wanna Welcome back then, I am glad you gave this forum and your healing another shot. I am sincerely about your trauma, nobody should know this kind of pain. We all have unique stories in this community, but we tend to relate to one another. This is a safe place for all survivors to connect, exchange support and vent. You decide what to share, of course. Therapy is a frequent subject here, so if you'd feel the need to discuss it, I am sure many can relate to your situation. I'll send you a PM with some information, and you are invited to contact me or any st
  13. You know you're having a rough day when you're drinking an energy drink. I do not drink energy drinks or coffee unless it's an emergency. 

    1. Capulet


      I’m with ya on the coffee!!!

      Hope the day improves for you, friend! ❤️

  14. Aaah, Friday! I went on my jogging, then ordered pizza. I have role play with friends later tonight. Apparently, this time we're going on a mission in the jungle. 

    1. Finchy


      Sounds like fun, Wanna!! :) 

  15. Hello and welcome to our community! I am Wanna I am glad you're alive too. You don't have to share anything you don't feel comfortable to, however, you can talk about basically anything here. This is a safe place for all survivors to connect. Like you mentioned, you can read about other's experiences, and you can also discuss coping methods, therapy, day to day life and much more. Nothing is too small or too big. Take your time to get to know the place. You can ask me or any staff member for assistance, come with questions, or contact us for some moral support. I am just one PM awa
  16. My hormonal therapy seems to be efficient. I'll have my period scheduled the day after tomorrow. Hopefully this will bring my body into a better place. 

    1. Doll6


      I hope it helps! 

  17. Hello theonlyme, and welcome on board! I am Wanna The way you describe suppressed memories, and the wondering if you're crazy, fits well into many other's survivor stories. Our brain has this weird way to protect us from trauma, until it for some reason unleashes them. We don't always understand why, but when it happens, it's important we find healthy ways to cope. Joining a community gives you a chance to connect with fellow survivors, unload and exchange advice. You decide what to share. This is a safe place for all survivors, please know we believe you. Yes, this place is indee
  18. You take your own time, and only do what you really want to. This place is for you to fall back on whenever you want. Your therapist gave very good advice, and an anonymous online forum is a good compromise. I have never reached out to survivors IRL. W ☀️
  19. Hello Gracie (cute name!), and welcome on board! I am Wanna I am glad you decided to join in here, every survivor could use a community to fall back on. You can come here to vent, share, exchange advice and much more. After Silence was created by survivors for survivors. You take your time, and share what you'd feel comfortable to. It's great you've found a therapist that works for you. Please let us know if you'd have any questions, need some assistance with the site, or just crave some company. I am just one PM away Take gentle care, W ☀️
  20. I am transferring into the next semester starting Monday. My teacher said that I have passed, just need to do the final editing. He also said I should be proud. Our teachers always wants us to do certain adjustments after the first submission before our papers gets archived at the university.

    1. Finchy


      Proud of you, Wanna! Good luck!

    2. Doll6


      Great work Wanna! 

  21. Hello Gerardo and welcome to our community! I am Wanna Opening up about this sort of things never comes easy. It's hard work to even admit to oneself it happened, and I am so glad you decided to join us. This is a safe place to meet other survivors, exchange support, advice or just hang out for a bit. We talk about most things here, and you are invited to share what you'd feel comfortable to. Please know, we believe you. You are not alone in this, we tend to relate to each other here. r Please let me or any staff member know if you'd need some extra assistance, support or comp
  22. Hello whoopeewee and welcome to our AS! I am Wanna I understand you perfectly, and English is not my primary language either. Yes, this is a space for survivors, you put the exact words on it! This is a safe space for survivors to connect to each other, exchange support, discuss healthy coping and much more. You can share what you'd feel comfortable to here, and you can discuss whatever occupies your mind at the moment. I am so sorry your parents won't believe you. We believe you, please know that. You are not alone in this. Take your time to get to know this site. You can co
  23. Sick. Not well. 

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    2. Finchy


      *big hugs* I hope you get well soon!!

    3. ActivistAlly


      Sorry to hear you are sick.

    4. WannaMoveOn


      Thanks guys! I am on bed rest.

  24. Hello Healing trauma and welcome on board! I am Wanna I like how on point your profile name is, I think we are matching that way. Body memories, flashbacks and an underlying anxiety for new relationships are all common struggles among survivors. Trauma hits us in different ways, and we all come to a point where we have to choose to heal or to suppress. I am glad you decided to join us, and you're giving this community a chance. Having somewhere to unload, anonymous and away from ordinary life, has been helpful to many survivors, including yours truly. You can share what you'd feel comfor
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