I used to be on this site after the stillbirth of my daughter 9 1/2 years ago. I endured a horrific three day labor after she passed in my womb and three months after surviving that the PTSD surfaced with a vengance. I lost 30 lbs in a few months, couldnt eat, sleep , keep a clear thought in my head. It took years to find my way back to myself. Well my mom passed three years ago after a long battle with cancer. I thought that I had been grieving and moving through the process but two months ago I had emergency surgery for my gall bladder, then my dad announced he was getting married and my children were struggling with issues and it just sent me reeling. Its as if my world came crashing down into an anxiety filled tempest . I have lost 10 lbs, been struggling with being overwelemed with everything and feel like a shadow of myself. I have begun therapy again and am trying to fight my way back through this again. My other techniques I learned in therapy after I lost Ella weren't working. hense , the anxiety spiral. I just wanted to know if others have had a re flare of PTSD and if they have found their tools they could share? Thanks for listening.!
Calm does not mean we no longer experience anxiety. What it means is when we feel the urge to fight/flight, we are able to function in the moment, to be positive in our words and our actions.Even breathing allows us to stop, pause, and process.Calm not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions.
My anxiety has been so bad in the mornings lately. I wake up like someone shot adrenaline into my body and I just think of all bad, stressful things. It VERY slowly gets better during the day and by evening I feel normal. Then I go to bed, wake up and do it all over again. I read that your cortisol levels (stress hormone) are highest in the morning which is why a lot of people are more anxious in...