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11/17/08 11:23 P

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Your welcom Yvette. Glad I could help.

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11/17/08 10:16 P

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Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better and I pray you get all the help you need to get you through this.

(Julie) - thanks for letting me know what PTSD stands for
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No one can exercise for me.
No one is going to spoon feed me the right foods.
No one is going to love me more than I love myself.
And no one is going to do for me, what only I can do for myself.
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11/17/08 12:09 P

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Thanks for the link i will check it out it has been a week and a half since the incident i'm finally not as sore and my anxiety is about a 4 this morning my shakiness has stopped but i am sensitive to noises like a car bacfired the other day and i jumped but i guess this all can be normal and will go away i do have a counselor i see 2 times a month to deal with anxiety disorder and i did meet with her last week.
Thank you everyone for your support.

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11/17/08 10:25 A

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http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post
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Here is a link that might help.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-trauma
tic_stress_disorder

I experienced PTSD with a car accident and emotional/mental trauma. I hope this will help. I highly recommend counseling or pyscho therapy.

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11/15/08 2:57 A

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Did your doctor actually say "there is a little PTSD going on?" PTSD is a serious condition and one can't have a little bit of it. It affects so much, your mind and your body. Since he has diagnosed this, is he planning to support you with doing something about it? Yes PTSD can increase anxiety through the roof and create biological/chemical changes in the body.

When did the accident happen? It sounds very traumatic and thank goodness you all came through it alive. Pain will occur for some time after a major accident, as it takes time to fully heal. Are you getting physiotherapy, especially for the neck injury?

I've been in a few accidents and the worst one, a roll-over, it affected me the most. My body healed quickly, however, my anxiety was through the roof. I had to drive as I lived in a very isolated community and didn't want to only rely on airplanes to get in/out. Due to a few factors, I had no medication to assist me with the anxiety or much support - except on phone with family, some from my (now) ex and friends. One day I simply had to drive. It was tough. Everytime I hit a bump, I had a panic attack. I had rolled due to road conditions, lots of potholes and loose gravel (gravel roads) so everytime I hit one, I shook. It took longer than normal to drive out as I had to stop many times to get my bearings. But I did it. I can't explain how as it came from within and I just told myself I had to do it.

I did talk much with people close to me though before I ventured out and that helped. Do you have someone you can talk to about this?

I remember when my brother smashed his logging truck and the load came over him. He was off work for 2 weeks, didn't require hospitalization but was very sore and in pain. He talked constantly about the accident with us (family). He came to our parent's home every day to tell the story over and over. My parents were like his counsellor, listened and supported. It really helped him out. He ended up with issues in his shoulders years later and its connected to the accident. So don't discount pain if it comes back later down the road - be sure to check it out.

I was dx with PTSD years ago and successfully moved through it. My dx came due to accumulative trauma rather than sudden trauma. Working through it is similar though. I did the counselling, was on Eflexor for a year and the dx was lifted.

It sounds like you are dealing with much and then had this happen. If there is any way to get support, through a woman's centre, on-campus at the college or such, grab it. It really does help to talk face to face to someone about the whole thing.

Please keep us posted. You are in my thoughts.



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11/15/08 12:52 A

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Hi Kara,

For the most part I'm a lurker, rarely come in and post, but for some reason I was feeling on edge tonight and thought that perhaps reading something on here would help so here you have me.

I'm so sorry that you're feeling bad and soooooooo happy that the kids and you are okay. Not sure what ptsd is so I can't be of much help. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone.

Clonazepam, deep breathing, and meditation has been helping me. I'm going to attach a link of where I go. Perhaps it'll help you too.

www.beliefnet.com/Health/1999/12/A-M
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ent-Of-Calm.aspx


I pray your aches and pain ease up and that the anxiety goes away. I know my anxiety gets really bad when I'm feeling overwhelmed and I have too much on my plate. Sounds like you are there too.

Take care hon,

Yvette

I, and only I, can make this happen!
No one can exercise for me.
No one is going to spoon feed me the right foods.
No one is going to love me more than I love myself.
And no one is going to do for me, what only I can do for myself.
www.myspace.com/happy_yvette


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11/14/08 11:07 P

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I have been having unbearable anxiety i was in car accident with myself and my daughter and six year old son my daughters car is totaled but we are alive is the most important i'm anxious it really shook me up plus i'm in pain my muscles hurt and kneck doctor says a little ptsd is going on i just want to feel normal again we were all checked out but this anxiety is unreal.i feel on edge i also am in the middle of getting ready to move and and finish up the quarter at college i'm on overload i think all my relaxing skills are hard to tap into right now i'm taking my klonipin but it is not enough can ptsd cause more anxiety in someone i hope docs right or i will be headed to er over the weekend the insurance company stuff is a pain as well.I need support thanks
kara

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