I am feeling so much better! If you are on the fence about taking meds for PTSD I would really consider it. Or if you just haven’t found the right one, keep trying. I wish I had done this sooner.
I finally threw everything at the PTSD, counseling, EMDR, meds, journal writting, blogging, reading other’s stories, reflecting on what I want in the future, processing prompts, art, gardening, cutting out hurtful people, cutting out stress, my own private exposure therapy, exercising, not having a job, cutting out men and sex, listening to a lot of fun or calming music, sleep, family time, self-care, cooking, support group, asking for help and support, talking about everything…
It’s taken two years and the meds are the big push I needed.
Trazadone (an older antidepressant) has been fantastic to help me sleep and my antidepressant is brintellix. I had to work through 3 different psychiatrists/doctors prescribing and almost 10 different medicines before I found this combination.
Same story with the counseling, I went through 4 counselors before I found #5 who is a wonderful person and a wonderful counselor. Also I have found EMDR works really well for me but CBT didn’t, it just made me anxious, depressed and angry.
*Thank you selfcareafterrape
, you have been integral to this process and I read everything you all post!!