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Old 09-12-2016, 10:22 PM #11
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stress is wack, i cant handle that stuff very much

i guess im easily over stimulated, but it just confuses me because i guess of the fog

i was just wondering; you mentioned a tracking method? can you elaborate?
and also what medication you use if you could share?

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I get very over stimulated by my current environment and will be moving soon. Too light, sounds, you name it. and I am still located in a trauma sight. The last 10 years I have lived under high amounts of massive stress and it has taken it's toll on me. I found out I had PTSD roughly 2.5 years.

I use a system using 10 emotionally charged events in my life. 1 being the best 10 being the worst. The rest are filled in on a graduated scale...
I then use that to check in with myself once an hour and see where I am at. If I start seeing a lot of 7' and 8' I know a disassociating event is likely. Which means I need to back down from what ever I am involved which...

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I was just thinking about the fact that since being in therapy for 8 weeks now, dis- associative & any related dysregulative behavior has been absent and reduced respectively. Do I get an 8 week chip for this? No, but I do get to remember everything now which is a plus.

I credit this to the fact that I am paying attention to it. In the past it is likely I did not take it seriously enough nor did I really see how it effected others. Effecting myself is one thing... but being a jackass to others really draws to much attention. And then well, you have to deal with it. The tools I am using are a good way to focus & I have included these simple yet effective tools as a daily habbit... tomorrow is another... I hope remember it.
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I started therapy again earlier then I expected, and for reasons I was not prepared for, and the original reason changed dramatically from why I am there for now.

I have had 6-7 weeks of therapy while I am waiting for a plan to be developed and a new additional diagnosis... (My diagnose currently is PTSD, which I have been in treatment for off and on in an ad-hock way due to circumstances out of my control.) In the mean time I have been working with a T to get the to bottom of my Dissociation behavior... Simply put it comes down to acceptance of things I do not like, want or need in my life.

There was a time when I had a little power over things. To change what I did not like and to create other options that did not put me in a "trap" or "confined space".My how life has changed.

I find acceptance very hard to deal with because I do not like sitting with things I can not change or alter. It makes me feel very powerless and causes me to dissociate if left unchecked. It is bad enough that it causes time loss and remembering what I did, but the bad part is how it effects those I love.

I am making progress through therapy and I am having success predicting when an event might be occurring thanks to the tracking method given to me by a therapist. And I also should give credit to the medication I am on as it really does slow me down so i can stay in a rationale state. If I can stay disciplined and not give into the feelings of being trapped and accept that I am powerless it is the belief of my therapist that these symptoms with dissipate as as I deal with the core driving force.

Has anyone else had a connection between stress/acceptance and Dissociative behavior? Thank you for any contribution you may have.


Wow! Thatís very profound and deep! I think I have the opposite problem, I canít let go of reality and sleep, Iím so hyper vigilant.
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Wow you sound really healthy snarky daddy, you have a much better grip on reality then I do right now. What are you up to these days?
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