This community is for discussions relating to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Please note, this community is not monitored by professionals, rather questions will be answered by other members of the community.
I was in a very bad car wreck six months ago. It totalled my car, and left me with a severe and painful neck injury. A month after the accident I began having severe panic attacks, and wouldn't leave my house. I began having horrific flashbacks and nightmares of the guy hitting me all over again at 70 mph. I'm on zoloft and have xanax but it doesn't always help. And now due to my neck injury that i have been told they can do nothing for i am hooked on pain meducation. I am about to lose my job and my addiction is tearing my family apart. I simply don't know what to do. I feel so lost...alone and scared.
alcohol made my symptoms of PTSD worsen, my addiction had me by the neck and PTSD is intense fear. i isolated myself and used drugs. now i have a year sobriety from alcohol and cocaine. my life is somewhat manageable and i'm not hungover all the time so it's a good start to not use drugs ok
I've been in the same boat I was on dope and PCP perks and cocaine. For years I ran from my problems to only find my self in worse ones when I got clean it was hard and a lot to face but its possible as long as you want it you can get it ! And your never alone if you believe in a higher power that ones always there, also online meetings , chat rooms, outside public meetings I wish you best of luck !
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.