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Introductory Post / I'm back!
« on: February 13, 2015, 07:21:20 PM »
Sorry for the lack of froot guys. I depend on a 3G connection at my flat in Oswestry for a net connection. Said 3G signal has gone very wonky due to problems with the mobile phone mast. To compound matters I haven't stayed at my wifes place for a couple of weeks (where there is wi-fi). Am back there now and can finally assure you all that I've not forgotten about you lovely people! Will reply and update and catch up over the next few days. Have to stop now as fibromyalgia is a bit flare uppy. Love you! Flooky x

Hello. I was wondering if anyone else out there has, or knows of, others with both CPTSD / PTSD and neuropathic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia or CPD and similar? I ask as I have fibromyalgia and have heard that there can be a link between emotional trauma and development of these diseases. As far as knowing others goes, please, no names!!!! Confidentiality is vital! Thank you!

Introductory Post / Hello frootles :)
« on: December 12, 2014, 12:04:34 PM »
At last...there have been a  couple of "at lasts" in my life of late. My diagnosis of PTSD came about a year ago...I have had a modest amount of therapy but it, and the online resources I sought were geared towards "single issue" PTSD. When I came across what cPTSD was about - prolonged exposure to terrible stress and threat with no means of escape - the lights came on and when I discovered there is this support forum they started flashing pretty colours.

Like many here my abuse is rooted in childhood / teen years. I won't say more than that for now as trigger warnings aren't the best way to say hello!

I was in my 50's when I was finally diagnosed...I also have fibromyalgia whi h may be related to the decades oc inner turmoil my traumatised brain served up to me on a near  constant basis. My rage was always against myself although when I got the diagnosis - a portion of all the anger ever directed within actually went out onto the perpertrators...who have been dead now a number of years. That took some processing and art therapy helped me greatly to get the poison out in a safe, constructive way.

I know now that ultimately my immediate experience of the trauma isn't necessarily the trauma itself, although that's the trigger for me deciding to have a healing relationship to it as a wound rather than a fearful relationship  to it as an enemy. Doesn't stop the EF's but helps me greatly to resolve them quickly when they do arise. Will they ever stop? Don't know. But at least now they remind me to be compassionate towards them rather than try and bomb them with hatred and revulsion.

Anyways, I would like to thank the modfroots, adminfroots and all you lovely froots for being here. May all our flashbacks be handleable :)

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