PTSD is not a sickness or disease. We are not crazy. We have been through trauma. Maybe several. PTSD is the effect. We have good days and bad days. Sometimes up and down in one day, sometimes even in one hour. Sometimes we know our triggers sometimes we don't. Sometimes there is no trigger, it just is. Some of us have bad dreams, night sweats, shakes, anxiety attacks, depression, isolation, and a slew of other symptoms and sometimes we don't. Some days are worse than others and yes, we have good days. We didn't ask for PTSD. We don't like our PTSD. But we have it, we are aware of it and we try to make it through each day without letting it control us.
Love someone with PTSD and want to know how to help? LOVE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED.
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