Hi all,ever since our car accident in nov 2006 any loud noises make me jump! We were rear end shunted down a 10ft ditch and ended up on the roof of the car,my daughter had a severe liver laseration and could of died,i had severe whiplash,was concussed and have a large dent in my leg from the steering wheel,my son thankfully wasnt really hurt. It makes me become tearful and my breathing goes funny. My husband dropped his hammer into his tool box yesterday and it frightened me so much,it made me jump. Its rediculous isnt it. I think loud noises remind me of the car hitting us.I have PTSD. God im a mess.
I am also suffering with depression,have done for a while,since the accident. The doc wants me to go on meds but i do not want to go on them for the simple fact that i feel like i will be admitting that i am weak and that i am giving into myself, i have also read about the side effects about anti-depressants,they sound awful. My CBT therapist also wants me on them. I do not know what too do??
I am usually a really happy go lucky kinda person,i am so NOT myself.
I cant believe an accident has done this too me. Also in the afternoons for the last 5 days i feel sick as a dog and feel like i am going to vomit,i end up going to bed early,just too get away from the feeling. Does anyone else get this?? Some advise would be welcomed please. I hope everyone today is having a good day, see ya Tracey x x