This is such an accurate and articulate description of the way I’ve been feeling in the last three years.
The update is hopeful. The issue for me though, seems to be that there are no specialized therapists available in my area who are covered under public assistance.
Without an income I’m on my own and that scares me.
Even attempting to reapply for disability seems daunting and scary.
Last time I had a lawyer that showed up two minutes before my hearing, giving us no time to discuss anything and then blamed me for not doing well/saying the right things in the hearing.
Other attempts have been met with feeling like I wasn’t taken seriously. I think I struggle with telling people exactly how this feels and why I can’t work, so they don’t take me seriously.
Complex PTSD is a very isolating, exhausting and devastating severe illness.
The psychiatric equivalent of cancer.
It affects every part of your life, magnifying every problem intensely and affecting daily function.
PTSD is a very severe, but normal reaction to severe abnormal trauma.
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