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  1. I just got an official PTSD diagnosis today. Now I can talk about triggers without being scared of the repercussions from people who think I'm just making excuses. So I am happy. My PTSD is not nearly as bad as other people's can be. There's only a handful of triggers that I know of for me. And I never have flashbacks. I used to feel physical sensations that were a repeat of my past, but I worked through that in therapy years ago. Not sure why I didn't get a diagnosis then. Anyway, my PTSD is very manageable (maybe partially due to the fact I am already taking medications for anxiety and depression) and I know I am lucky. I don't mean to brag, I just want whoever reads this to know I don't need any sympathy. I am just glad I can talk freely about my triggers and about my experience with PTSD without having people tell me I am just playing the victim role. 

  2. I was hit by a male coworker last night at work. I can't stop thinking about it and it's been giving me a lot of anxiety 

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    2. Alice24601


      Ty. And yes. Hit my face. I told the manager and he said he would talk to hr

    3. MeBeMary


      That is never ok. Hope HR takes this seriously and this guy is gone.


    4. Alice24601
  3. Am I the only one who feels safe and secure when I am in my bed and never want to get out of it? So much so that even at times like right now when I should be getting ready for work, I can't bring myself to get out of it? 

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    2. tuliptorn


      I feel this way often, especially today. You are not alone. I have found that it helps to keep something on you (for me it can be a special stone or shell or stuffed mouse) that can feel like an anchor to a safe place. I am so sorry that you are feeling this way right now@Alice24601 

      Thinking and sitting with you as well.🌷🌷:comfort:

    3. Alice24601


      @tuliptorn I totally forgot I had a worry stone in the set of drawers beside my bed. Thanks for reminding me. I also try to wear rings or some other jewelry I can fidget with when I go to work or somewhere else that might be stressful. Somehow I forgot about that too.

      Anyway, thank you for your advice and for sitting with me. :)

    4. Alice24601


      @MeBeMary thank you for the hugs and support! Luckily I only feel that way while I'm in bed (usually anyway, some days are worse) but getting out of bed is always a struggle for me. Once I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing I'm usually OK, but then I go back to bed when I'm done, so Idk. I'll be fine. Made it to work today and it went okay. 

  4. Hi, I'm new here, so this is my first post. Just figured it would be good to have some support when I need it. 

    1. marcyabadeer


      Hi @Alice24601! Welcome to After Silence :) We are glad you are here with us! 

      sam 🖤

    2. 8888


      Welcome Alice!

    3. snmls


      Welcome! You can always find support here.

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