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My name is RJ, I'm a female college student & this is for the people who are broken, the ones who have been through hell. Don't give up =) I have PTSD and that's mainly what this page focuses on; Understanding about PTSD & Support. It isn't just for people who have PTSD, anyone is welcome here, even if you're just curious =) Feel free to ask questions about my PTSD or anything else =)
I’m planning on making a video soon about how pain can be a trigger for traumatic memories that you didn’t previously remember that are PTSD related. If you have thoughts or questions you think are relevant, message me and let me know 5 page rants are acceptable. I would also like to do something with how it affects relapse, but I’m still pondering that. It might end up being a short video, but that’s kinda what happens when someone has a broken collarbone and isn’t on pain meds.
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Try not to break any bones.
I broke my collarbone a week ago and the pain has been triggering flashbacks and memories of things I hadn’t previously remembered… Which kinda totally sucks,
…….But they don’t ask if you’re okay. I think it’s kinda messed up.
Have you ever had a required school assignment that triggers your PTSD? If so, how do you work through it to complete the work? I have to write an essay on abuse, but I can't manage to do any research without having flashbacks so bad I burst into tears.
Well, I would certainly try to talk to the instructor first to see if you could do an alternative assignment. Secondly, I would temporarily find an accountability buddy to check on you for the duration of the assignment if you still have to do it. The other thing I have done when I’ve worked on assignments like that in that I’ll go over to a friend’s house and work on it there because A- I wouldn’t do anything stupid at a friend’s house, B- It gives me a chance to relax a little bit because then I’m not as concerned with trying to avoid getting upset. For me, it’s easier for me to try and get the assignment done quickly, but for some people, it’s easier to do it in small pieces and to take a lot of breaks. I guess a lot of it would depend on the particular assignment in question and how much of it would involve your own personal experiences being shared.