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Should I talk to someone?

Hi, my name is Karin I am 20 years old and my life has never been easy. I have gone through a lot in the past year or more and I haven't spoke to a doctor or anyone about it I just hold it all inside of me and I think I am going to explode well it feels like that right now. In the past year or so I have survived a house fire, I think I have a lot of Truma or PTSD as that's all I have been thinking about in the past couple weeks as after this event I have lost many friendships that I still think I need in order to survive! What do I need to do?

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Yes, please talk to someone. You experienced trauma and you shouldn’t be suffering alone. This group is a great start. We are a very caring and sincere bunch. There is help out there and I have no doubt that you can and will recover from this with the right support. You could start by talking to your regular doctor who will refer you to a therapist or might possibly recommend medication depending on how severely your symptoms are interfering with your daily routines. We are here for you. You aren’t alone. 😊

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Thanks it's not like most Nights but for some reason I just keep replying that night over and over again in my head!

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Hi Karin, I'm so sorry to hear about your pain as I also have ptsd and I know what it feels like....are you able to gather the strength to talk to your doctor or parents about your feelings??

I witnessed a house fire last year and it was really traumatic just to watch and I can't even imagine being in one....you're entitled to be afraid and triggered from it!!! It's very normal!!!

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I have never been diagnosed with anything I just afraid to talk to someone I don't want them to leave me no I haven't talked to my parents I don't think they will understand!

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I think you answered your own question. If I were in your shoes I would start with my MD and explain how the trauma from the house fire is affecting you. Then see if they can recommend where you may receive counseling or other services to help you.

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MD was hats that stand for?

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Medical Doctor or your family doctor.

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Sweetly talk to a shrink. I feel my meds over the years have been stepping stones to recovery. I use them for awhile and get enough relief to work through the problems. After my big brother died I had horrible images of how death must have felt like to him. I took a diazapam for a few months to calm my acute emotions and panic. Sometimes that is enough. If not talk to a therapist or church counselor. Hughug

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for sure get into a good fit with a therapist who understands PTSD and start getting sorted out...it's a long process...but manageable with someone gives you tools to recognize your issues. Explain to your friends that you feel would listen or care, that you need to go through a process to get better, and it was nothing personal, your just working through stuff.

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