HUGE warm welcomes to all the new posters!!
Thankyou for sharing!!
Hey Paul and others, how wonderful people are coming onto the forums and sharing their experiences!
Hey isabelle21 and others that can relate,
yes I had "out of body" experiences, they were labelled 'dissociation' by my psych friend then diagnosed as such by a trauma psych.
Yours could be different, hopefully a psychologist could help determine?
Mine was based in anxiety. The "anxiety umbrella" covers PTSD and C-PTSD but these are extreme forms I was diagnosed with.
>>> grounding exercises, which I can be more specific about if you want me to, made dissociation leave completely.
Also indeed the muscle soreness I can relate to.
>>> knowing the source was anxiety helped. Then coaxing my mind / body connection into feeling safe thru self-care and self-compassion every day, made this leave also.
I did some funny things there that are worth a try!
My Counsellor, psych and even Chiropractor agreed they were unusual but gave me the thumbs up for them.
SO if I felt my heart racing or felt my blood pressure rising.
I would notice this.
Put on some groovy music and do busy, physically active work.
At work I would climb the stairs, carrying boxes, moving stuff.
At home inside I would vacuum or mop or sweep the floors.
In the garden I would sweep with my huge heavy broom, sweep the long the driveway!
At present, a year after I began my own intensive journey hell bent on recovery lol, I'm doing well!
Now, after or during challenging events at work / in my family, I've noted some light symptoms occurring ie not happy dreams, some exposure therapy, I can do on my own, needed at times but rarely.
No other PTSD symptoms.
You CAN get better!
The work you do WILL reap benefits over time.
Some ppl may feel the need for prescribed medications. Please don't discount all the work you need to do on your own.
I chose not to have meds but to implement all I could outside of medicating.
Huge hugs everyone