Complex PTSD is an isolating, severe, exhausting disorder ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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.

Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

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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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11 thoughts on “Complex PTSD is an isolating, severe, exhausting disorder ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. It really is all the things you say. I think part of the problem (though definitely not all of it) is that it isn’t recognized as a real disorder in the official psychiatric literature, DSM, etc. Maybe that will change. I hope so. But in the meantime, people with C-PTSD continue to get under-diagnosed (“oh, it’s just nerves,”) and given meds that are supposed to fix the problem, or they are given a stigmatizing PD diagnosis like BPD and then no therapist wants to deal with you (though things are getting better for BPDs).

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  2. OMG! What is wrong with me today? My brain isn’t working at all. How embarrassing. I clicked on the link and then realized it wasn’t Linda Lee’s blog, but because it has a similar title I always get confused. But I’ve seen this post before and remember the remark about C-PTSD being like cancer.

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