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My tweets - When PTSD Rears Its Ugly Head

  • Fri, 12:05: One of the things I hate most about PTSD, is that you can't choose when it will rear it's ugly head, & you can't prepare for it. It just strikes out of nowhere. I haven't had a good night's sleep in a full week now. #PTSD #nightmares #nosleep #horrrorsfrommypast 😨😟😫 https://t.co/u0BuMV48O7


  • The photo in the below tweet shows just three examples of sleep patterns from the past week. As you can see, the RED shows times during the night when I woke up for any amount of time (short or long). What it doesn't tell, is that nearly every one of those was the result of a vivid dream or nightmare. A memory flashback to a moment of abuse from my childhood and teen years. Memories triggered by a recent development and situation in my current life, that remind me of a time when I wasn't able to be in control of what happened to me.

    For nearly a full week now, I haven't been able to get more than about 3 and a half hours of sleep in any given night.



Tags: #horrrorsfrommypast, #nightmares, #nosleep, #ptsd, abuse, childhood memories, depressed, neal, twitter
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