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Suffering from PTSD

Discussion in 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)' started by margaretrobrt66, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. margaretrobrt66

    margaretrobrt66 New Member

    Mar 30, 2018
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    It is a continuous challenge living with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and I'm suffering from it for the past one year. My PTSD was triggered by several traumas, including a childhood laced with physical, mental, and sexual abuse, as well as an attack at knifepoint that left me thinking I would die. I couldn't be a normal person after that attack. For me, there was no safe place in the world, not even my home. I went to the police and filed a report. Rape counsellors came to see me while I was in the hospital, but I ignored them. For months after the attack, I couldn't close my eyes without envisioning the face of my attacker. I suffered horrific flashbacks and nightmares. I was afraid to sleep alone in my house. Each time I used to wake up even if I hear a small sound. I obsessively check windows, doors, and locks. I lost all ability to concentrate or even complete simple tasks. Actually, I was a social person love to make friends but after that attack, I stopped trying to make friends or get involved in my community. Seeing my behavioural changes my friend took me to the nearby clinic in British Columbia and the doctor over there diagnosed PTSD in me. He suggested taking medical marijuana treatment ( apollocannabis.ca/british-columbia ). I don’t have much idea about medical marijuana. Can someone share your knowledge on this? I’m tensed thinking about its side effects.
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  2. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2016
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    Wow! You and me alike! I asked my doctor for some medical marijuana and we don't yet have it in the UK so I smoke it instead. It will help with anxiety but you will still get flashbacks. Some will be worse than others so it doesn't really make any difference to PTSD but it really does help with anxieties and depression. It will relax you and help with your OCD as well. You won't get the high with the medical stuff but it should still have these effects.

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