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    You may have PTSD/CPTSD if…

    So I’ve noticed those with CPTSD and PTSD often report similar experiences. I hadn’t realized how typical my own were until I read others stories. So I thought I’d make a list of common shared experiences in those with PTSD/CPTSD…

    #1 Your abusers and told you the abuse was normal and everyone does it ergo you’re being dramatic.

    #2 You blamed yourself without even realizing it. Let’s face it we don’t walk away thinking it’s our fault clear as day. That’s illogical. But we walk away with doubts that eventually dig into our heads while we’re not even paying attention. The next thing we know we think we’re inherently bad and deserving of being treated as such.

    #3 You switch back and forth from having sympathy for you’re abuser to believing they’re evil incarnate.

    #4 You wonder if you’re too damaged to think for yourself. If you don’t have experience in what’s right then can you know what’s wrong?

    #5 You avoid watching any movies or tv shows with extremely painful emotional expressions yet are strangely drawn to them.

    #6 You wake up feeling panic and/or anxiety and expecting something terrible to happen to you every day.

    #7 You struggle to set necessary boundaries with others because you worry they’ll reject you. Perhaps you feel you’re not worthy of boundaries.

    #8 You don’t trust anyone and struggle with emotional intimacy. Perhaps you feel scared everyone is going to hurt you.

    #9 You have chronic migraines, irritable bowels, and/or body aches all the time.

    #10 You need to be in control of everything at all times so you know what’s up. Even things that to others seems inconsequential.

    #PTSD #CPTSD #Trauma #Abuse

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    Surgery 5-12-22.

    I just wanted to let my leaders to know that I am having a total right knee done this afternoon and that I won't be in the Mighty today unless it is to wake up overnight to read the posts. I do more reading than posting because as soon as I think of what I want to say, I fall asleep. But do know that I get more out of reading than trying to find a counselor that doesn't understand our #chronic pain, #chronic illnesses, #UCTD , #Fibromyalgia , and my list of #mental health problems, plus about #10 more problems that I have. Thank you all for being here.😉 And I will talk to you soon.🤗!

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    The Mighty’s Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2021: #10

    As the year winds down, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate our 10 most-read Mighty stories from 2021. These stories collectively have been read by over 600,000 people from all over the world. That’s over 600,000 people who found stories that they not only resonated with, but were able to find comfort, resources, answers, and for some a starting point in their own health journeys.

    💥 Here’s #10 on the list in case you missed it: 8 'Quirks' I Realized Were Symptoms of ADHD

    Thank you to Mighty Super Contributor Mel Hebert for sharing this piece with our community!

    #MentalHealth #Neurodiversity #neurodivergent #ADHD #FeaturedStory

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    The next decade #nextchapter #10 #niece #Autism

    My baby turns 10 next year, and the thought of double digits is exciting and scary. I could never repeat the stress of the first decade, nor could have imagined the joy. Most importantly, would he give me a good review as a mom? Sometimes, answers come unexpectedly, disguised in the form of a birthday card from your 11 year old niece.

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    Ubrelvy for migraine?Who's tried it? #Migraine

    At $85.00 a pill 💊... And almost ?1000.00 for quantity of #10 pills..
    Does it work? Please tell me why is it so expensive? Any thoughts... Have you heard of anyone that's tried it? #ChronicMigraines #CheckInWithMe #Spoonies #MightyQuestions #Fibromyalgia #Depression #BipolarDepression #Parenting #Headache #Disability #Anxiety #invisableillness #ChronicPain #Pain #Medication #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder

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    I can't stand this pain..emotions are drowning me..

    I can't breathe.. I don't even know why im posting this.. I can't stop crying...and spiraling... this last week has been hell!.. (80 plus hours of #10 level migraine ) .. I have hardly talked to the guy I ❤... it's LDR.. I feel mixed bag of emotions... I am an empath..i can't feel him... I can't explain feeling energy or connection at a long distance... logically I know our love and bond... but right now im rambling and I feel like a mess... I am a strong ... independent woman.. but I feel so twisted up... pfffffttt.. ( big deep breathe) exhale.... Ok.. Damn..i appreciate yall letting me share...even if no one reads this.❤ #Anxiety #BPD #Borderline personality disorder #ChronicPain #ChronicMigraines #Fibromyalgia #Suicide #CheckInWithMe #BipolarDepression #PanicDisorder#

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    hello my chickens💕

    so this week has been hell. my entire family and I are all crazy sick, which is just making my CRPS flare up, so I’m hurting a LOT. my anxiety has been pretty bad the past couple of weeks again as well. I’m pretty sure it has to do with my surgery coming up. This will be surgery #10 I think.. idk I’ve had so many I’ve started to lose count tbh, haha. the cold weather is only making my nerve pain worse. it literally feels like someone is holding a blowtorch directly on my leg. it’s unbearable. I’m in desperate need of some words of encouragement or even just a good laugh. I hope everyone is doing good and still fighting the fight. Probably another sleepless night.. we shall see. #CRPSWARRIORS #CRPS #Anxiety #Depression #Insomnia

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    What my son with special needs taught me 💔❤

    Following is the list of the ten things out of many more which my special needs little boy taught me, its been three and half years that hes no longer with me,but still continues to teach me about resilience, hope,miracles and strength. #1 . MIRACLES HAPPEN: I started believing in miracles ,coz I got to see them quite often, the developmentally delayed hypotonic child who couldn't raise his neck at ten months became the wonder boy who would be jumping up and about. #2 . YOUR CHILD BECOMES YOUR BIGGEST STRENGTH: My son showed me courage like a warrior I never knew he could be,he taught me to over power week emotions,made me rational, more logical, made me aware of my inner strength, the harder it got the tougher I became. #3 : BE KIND:One of the best things he taught me was to Always Be Kind, at times he was laughed upon, made fun of, but he would always respond with a smile and would often say Sorry,I've learnt to say Sorry and Thankyou, sometimes a bit too much. #4 :STUBBORNNESS BECOMES YOUR FINE TRAIT :When you are living with a medically complexed child ,and you have all the other issues to deal with also,Stubbornness comes from within, you need to be head strong and stubborn. #5 : YOUR INSTINCT IS ALWAYS CORRECT: Even if it's a teeny tiny gut feeling Go for it,theres something super powerful about a Mothers instinct, even if the labs or scans tell differently, follow your gut instinct, it comes from the heart. #6 . YOU DONT PANIC ANYMORE: Even though the stormy waves will be gushing to and fro in your life,you learn to remain calm,not panic ,take charge, amidst , my sons dangerous seizures, with constant falls,cuts and stitches,I discovered the New Calm Me. #7 :YOU LEARN EVERY DAY HOW TO BE A BETTER MOM:Learning becomes apart of you,no matter how learned you are, your child gets to become your biggest teacher,you learn the lessons of patience, strength and unconditional love, your child will make you the advocate, you always wanted to meet. #8 :YOU WILL BE MAKING EXTRA ORDINARY NEW BEST FRIENDS:Along the journey of raising my little boy, I met similar and stronger moms,who continue to inspire me till date with their strength, wit and hope. #9 :YOU'VE GOT THIS: No matter what the world,or Google,or doctors or therapists tell you, You've always got this, You become your biggest support,every time you get knocked down,you'll stand up stronger than before. #10 . ACCEPT and LET GO: sometimes ,comes a point when the journey is also about braving through the most painful moment,After all the storms you've sailed through, you also learn to surrender, to the will of Al Mighty, You surrender and you let go, only for the memories to give you new strength.

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    I found #10 Bog boots #wintershoebrands

    I found #10 Bog boots by acciden. I use them any time the ground is wet or snowy. I did find my toes got cold so I went to wallmart and bought lambs wool. I cut out the shape of my feet (1 wool piece upside down.) Then added them to my boot like an insole. Now my feat are warm as toast, always!
    Jeanette