Hello GoGetFunding Members
My Name is Jason
I would like to present my wife's story to you all.
We feel people should know all about PTSD.
This is my wife's story
Hello Everyone, Debra Here.
Welcome you to my story, our story !
This is going be a bit brutal and very tough folks and my apologies If I upset anyone but it's something I have to do...
7 years ago three young men changed my life by randomly terrorising me with extreme violence in my own home...including trying to remove my right eye with a poker...slamming a lump hammer to my knees...kidnapping me and threatening to kill me...luckily I escaped.
Since then I suffered horribly with post traumatic stress disorder, severe anxiety and depression to the point where I questioned my own place on this earth.
I tried counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and felt no other option but to take medication that made me almost as poorly as I was without it...don't get me wrong...it served a purpose at the time.
When I felt well enough I decided to come off those tablets...wondering why my GP wished me "good luck."
Struggle isn't the word...it was horrendous...I tried for 12 long months to reduce those tablets by just half the dose and hate to say...it failed, I got really really poorly again and succumbed to staying on them for the rest of my life.
I learned recently that these tablets could just stop working (wtf) so I was offered another which I tried for about 3 weeks...with even more harsh side effects...until I came to a point where I thought screw this...!! I'm so sick of this bullshit controlling my life...It's time to smash this trauma from the bottom up...!! I'd come across an alternative therapy which after about half an hour made that incident that had caused me so many problems over the years seem like a pantomime #true story...and I was told by my therapist to throw those tablets straight in the bin because I simply didn't need them any more...and to say hello to the new me...!! He was so bossy I kinda believed him...
So lol, not so drastically I did...I took some time off work (returning very soon ) reduced those tablets slowly enough to be able to cope with the withdrawal symptoms over a few short weeks...and I'm ecstatic to say I took my last one 7 days ago...!!! Woo bloody hoooo!!
Thanks so much to my friends who let me sob on their shoulder for no reason at all that I can think of (apart from 6 hardcore shots in a drinking game on Boxing Day) lol...
I'm still a bit wobbly emotionally but ultimately calm, happy and optimistic...no more nightmares, flashbacks, depression or anxiety attacks after only a couple of hours of this therapy....!!
So my point is...I'm really embracing this new year...thanks to all the people who have been my friend ♡♡♡ ...and to those who no longer are not...you've taught me a valuable lesson...
I hope nobody feels any shame from suffering with mental health problems...they suck!! And u are not alone...
I'm very proud to say I don't suffer with PTSD, anxiety or depression ANY more and am really looking forward to the new years ahead...I might have been down....but I am now back up with a vengeance!
Happy new year to all my friends and family...I love u all ♡♡♡ and thanks for reading...I hope this reaches out to anyone suffering because I'm not ashamed of those issues and neither should anyone else be...however there is a way up and out...I'm living proof
P.S the rest of that same packet of pills is now in my bin,
All donations will go to various charities for people suffering with PTSD.
Thank you for all your kind support.