I have recently been diagnosed with PTSD and I want help, and to be able to discuss things with others who are going through similar issues! But every time I try and read a posting to see how others responded to it, it makes everything worse! Just thinking about going onto one of these websites brings on my anxiety! Just writing this I have to tell myself to breath. Do others have this problem, if so how do you deal with it?
Its hard i have the same problem in everyday life. i was once told to tell myself that it's not happening now he/she can't hurt you anymore (or whatever the ptsd is from mine is sexual abuse) this is 2011 not 1997 so on so on tell yourself stuff about the present not the past. it does work with practice and in the middle of an anxiety attack walk yourself through it by saying it'll pass im not going to pass out i'm not having a heart attack..... hope this helps