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Recently I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD ontop of everything else.

Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do whilst I wait for an appt with a Psychiatrist


Posted by mom186017, 21st May 2016


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  • Good on you for seeking help ! Besides seeking help from a Psychiatrist it might be good to seek psychological help or help from a multi disciplinary team as well. Where psychiatrist can prescribe medication, Psychologists can’t but they can help with strategies to cope. You can ask about this with your psychiatrist wen you have an appointment.
    While you’re waiting it’s important that you don’t isolate yourself. Catch up with family and friends and share with those you feel close. Ask support when you need it. You’re not alone in this


  • My daughter has recently been diagnosed with a couple of mental health issues. It’s really disturbing to see the changes in my once vibrant, confident happy girl


  • Hi. It is great that you are seeking help, so for that I say well done! That’s the first step. Although I have not had complex PTSD, I have had PTSD before and I was very confused, felt numb, didn’t want to talk to anyone etc. It is a very odd feeling to try and describe. People believe PTSD and suicide goes together but for myself that was not that case. 12 months on and I’m now back to my normal self after about 2 months worth of couselling and self help. The best thing I honestly found that helped me was to go spend some time with your loved ones and get out of the house. I opted to go spend the day up at Mount Tabourine with my husband and 2 young boys. The scenery was amazing, their was an american muscle car tour on, hang gliders that we watched and that was the turning point for me . I wish you the best of luck.


  • Good on you for seeking help. There are meditation apps that you can save to your phone or even on YouTube that can help


  • yes neccesary to have good theraphist who believes in you and how bad it can be. The right medication as this can be trial and error also from personal experience good support group (we have art group for funand release) It is good to not feel alone without these women in my group would be a disadvantage. As I can say how I feel at that moment in time and be heard but not pitied as they have their stuff too been going for 17 years so it works. Sometimes I miss as feel too awful but it is my issue not theirs. Never give up all best wishes on the healing journey


  • I have getting treatment. My psychologist has actually got me doing vargus breathing and it has been helping.


  • maybe natural therapies like relaxation/meditation or oils?


  • You poor thing! PANDA is a great organisation for PND, depression & anxiety http://www.panda.org.au/
    Just remember to keep in contact with your GP & if it’s all falling out of your grasp try lifeline, a mental health help line or turn up to your emergency department.


  • I’m guessing you are being treated for the other issues? As long as that’s happened, I would suggest not over thinking it. You can’t change anything so just go with it and don’t stress it


  • First of all – deal one thing and only one at a time.
    Do not over-think.
    You will feel much better if you just totally surrender to the fact that it’s outside of your control at the moment. Take it from the person who’s been there.
    Good luck with your appointment :)
    Big hugs!!


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