Shit! I think I now have PTSD! :/ So I am doing homework on how to correct it. I have been battling depression most my whole life; but since 2012, it has been developing into PTSD from my continual screwed up relationships with women & other Trauma from childhood. Now; just about every time I start to get serious with a woman, I get burning pains in my chest, I feel sick to my stomach, hot/cold flashes (mostly cold chills all through my body), shaking, loss of appetite and my head starts doing weird crap (the big head, not the little one)… This year, 2016; it’s worse then it’s ever been since my Ex’s secret affair in 2012. I feel like I have an Alien trying to rip it’s way through my chest in order to escape from inside my body.
I think now I’m over 40 and Scared of Women because I’ve been Hurt too Much!
Of course I don’t believe in using this PDST crap as a cop-out, there are other ways to deal with it too… Like herbs, psychology & Spirituality. I think the biggest thing we can do is just face it head on and NOT allow it to get the best of us, no matter how painful it is. Herbs, Essential Oils and just plain eating right will help too; Spiritual healing is also one to not forget. Time… and everything takes time…
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an Anxiety Disorder which can develop when an individual who has been exposed to a traumatic event develops anxiety symptoms, re-experiences the event and avoids stimuli related to the event over a period of more than four weeks.
There are specific diagnostic criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and you can find a description of Diagnostic criteria for 309.81 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on BehaveNet Clinical Capsule Posttraumatic Stress Disorder . There is actually a wealth of information on the internet on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
There are a number of different incidents, which can trigger off this syndrome including War and Natural Catastrophes; Robberies, Assaults and Abuse; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Electrical Injuries. The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress defines traumatic stress as, the emotional, cognitive and behavioral experiences of individuals who are exposed to, or who witness, events that are extreme and/or life threatening. They also say that Traumatic stress has many ‘faces’. In addition to the devastating effects of large-scale disasters and catastrophes, they are committed to fostering a greater appreciation of the effects of day-to-day traumatic experiences (e.g. chronic illness, accidents, domestic violence and loss).
What are the signs that someone has PTSD?
What are the symptoms of PTSD and how do they differ from normal stress?
PTSD may be seen in anyone who has experienced a traumatic, life changing event. Symptoms of PTSD may include:
PTSD is different than the normal reaction people have to stress. While the previously listed symptoms may be normal after a stressful event, they usually go away. These symptoms don’t go away in PTSD patients and can last anywhere from one month to decades after the event and can severely interfere with the person’s social, mental, occupational and spiritual wellbeing. PTSD is different than the normal reaction people have to stress. While the previously listed symptoms may be normal after a stressful event, they usually go away. These symptoms don’t go away in PTSD patients and can last anywhere from one month to decades after the event and can severely interfere with the person’s social, mental, occupational and spiritual wellbeing.
What disorders are associated with PTSD?
PTSD sufferers are more likely than most people to suffer from mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Physically, they may develop high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain disorders, digestive problems, and are more susceptible to illnesses like colds and the flu. They are also more likely to smoke, eat poorly, and abuse alcohol and drugs and have martial difficulties and occupational problems. PTSD sufferers also have a greater rate of violent behavior which can lead to domestic violence, child abuse and assault.
Does PTSD affect women differently than men?
Yes. Women are twice as likely as men to develop this disorder. Most often, women develop PTSD as a result of rape, sexual assault, physical attack, or domestic violence. Women with PTSD report a higher incidence of menstrual dysfunction and premenstrual syndrome. They also tend to be more overweight and are at a greater risk of developing Diabetes and heart disease than other women.
Are Vietnam veterans the only people who develop PTSD?
No. Anyone who has experienced a traumatic event can develop this disorder. In fact, more and more elderly veterans are now being diagnosed with this disorder. PTSD has been observed in women who have served in the military. Their causes stem not only from their military experience, but also from sexual assaults encountered while they were still serving or after they left the service. PTSD has also been observed in children and in rescue workers such as paramedics and firefighters who deal with stressful situations on a daily basis.
Treatment Options (reference: www.unmc.edu/FamilyMed/ICE/PTSD/treatp.html)
How will I know if I need treatment?
If you have experienced traumatic situations, you may be at risk for developing PTSD. Common physical symptoms of PTSD are: aches and pains from throughout the body, sudden sweating of heart palpitations, an ability to be easily startled, changes in sleep patterns and appetite, and an increase in other illnesses such as colds and influenza. Common emotional symptoms are: fear, anxiety, outbursts of anger and rage, difficulties concentrating or remembering, depression, survivor guilt, emotional numbing, and detachment from the world around you. This is only a partial listing of symptoms that you may experience with PTSD. If you are unsure whether or not you need treatment, you should describe your symptoms to your doctor.
What can I do to help myself if I think that I might have PTSD?
The most important action that you can take is to utilize social support systems. This can mean talking about your feelings to your family members or others that have been through similar experiences as you. There are often many local support groups available for victims of rape and assault, veterans, and others who have experienced trauma. Exercise, diet, and regular sleep habits may also relieve some of your symptoms. Being a socially active citizen and finding activities that you enjoy may also help. You should also work to avoid stimulants such as nicotine, caffeine, and sugar.
Whom should I contact for help?
Your primary care physician is a great place to start. He/she may be able to relieve some of your symptoms with medications and refer you to special therapists that are trained to deal with patients like you. If you are a veteran, your local Veterans Administration or Vets Center may also be a good place to start. Victims of abuse and rape can also find help at such organizations as the YWCA.
How effective is treatment?
The efficacy of treatment is highly variable. Success rates of approximately 1/3 have been reported. Success will depend on the severity and duration of your PTSD, the type of trauma suffered, and your commitment to treatment regimens. Although many patients do not appear to fully recover, most can achieve relief of some of their symptoms.
What types of treatment are available?
Treatment can be divided into two parts: drug therapy and psychotherapy. Drug therapy often consists of anti-depressants and other medicines to decrease anxiety. The goals of drug therapy are: to reduce symptoms and to alter brain chemical abnormalities that may be at least partially to blame for your problem. Psychotherapy consists of individual and/or group therapy sessions. The goal of psychotherapy is for you to confront your trauma, accept its place in your life, and to concentrate on your present and future life. Group therapy may be especially appealing as it allows you to discuss your feelings with others who have experienced similar trauma. The group works together to help its members cope with the trauma and the difficulties present in their lives.
Turnbull, GJ. (1998). A review of post-traumatic stress disorder. Part II: treatment. Injury, v. 29, no. 3, pp. 169-175.
McIvor TJ, Turner SW. (1995). Drug treatment in post-traumatic stress disorder. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, v. 53,
no. 10, pp. 501-505.
Biology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (reference:www.unmc.edu/FamilyMed/ICE/PTSD/biol.html)
It is obvious that this is a serious condition that could not be addressed by Aromatherapy alone so where does the use of essential oils fit in.
Once again I feel that we should look at each specific case individually and see which symptoms are prevalent and then choose essential oils, which may be helpful in controlling and alleviating those symptoms.
An Aromatherapy treatment plan could include:
Essential Oils to consider for the various symptoms include:
For Sleep disturbances/nightmares: Lavender, Mandarin, Linden Blossom, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Vetiver, Chamomile Roman, Sandalwood, Lemon.
For Anorexia: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Litsea Cubeba, Palmarosa
For Obesity: Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Tangerine, Thyme, Juniper, Geranium
For Fear: Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Vetiver, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Neroli, Basil, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Lavender.
For Anxiety: Bergamot, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Melissa, Geranium, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Juniper, Roman Chamomile.
For Panic: Lavender, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Marjoram, Ylang ylang, Petitgrain, Rose, Neroli
For Rage: Roman Chamomile, Ylang ylang, Vetiver, Clary Sage, Lavender, Marjoram
For Trauma: Thyme linalol, Lavender, Geranium, Lemon, Marjoram, Petitgrain, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile
For Withdrawal from Life: Orange
For Withdrawal of Emotions: Bergamot, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Mandarin and Geranium
For Stress: Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang.
For Depression: Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Orange, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Neroli, Geranium, Petitgrain, Helichrysum, Eucalyptus Citrodora, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Lavender, Frankincense.
Remember to check for any contra-indications for the oils chosen. You will find the list under the Contraindications to the Oils in the Blends Article.
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My last girlfriend (2013-2014) talked all the time about Agape Love, and how I didn’t have it. If that was the case, I wouldn’t still be friends with about 75% of my Ex’s & most of them are friends with me on FaceBook…
I still have love for over 90% of all my Ex’s (even the one that traumatized me the most), it’s just a different kind of love now; they all know that I am still here for them if they need me (as a friend) & I know that I can still count on them!
I only don’t associate with the mean / hateful / evil / back stabbing / psycho ones. We are Ex’s namely because life happens; sometimes it was my fault, sometimes it was their fault, sometimes it was both our faults and sometimes it was neither of our faults. But I don’t go around hating and/or having malice toward them (or I at least try not to). I wish no harm to any of them, I wish the BEST for all the women from my past and I PRAY they find that love that will last!
This video is a classic example of how it should be! I discovered Markus Rothkranz in 2015 and he is an inspiration, he is also now one of my mentors. Though I am already much like him, I still have a long ways to go; he & these two women are excellent roll modals for men & women around the world! Men should aspire to be more like him, women should find and respect guys of like nature & etc…
Every Spring the ants start to show up. I’ll first see a couple on my kitchen counter or on the floor below. I’ve searched and searched for a simple, all-natural solution, and I finally found it. The secret is Borax, a 100% natural product found in most ant-control products. You can find it in most supermarkets. Here’s a simple recipe you can use to get rid of ants in your home:
– 1 cup of warm water
– 1/2 cup of sugar,
– 2 tablespoons of Borax.
Soak the Borax mixture up with cotton balls, and then place the cotton balls near any trails the ants have established in your home.
I’ve tried this recipe at my home, setting out the cotton balls at night and waking up to find dead ants. Works like a charm.
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Have problems with Mosquitos? 6 Plants to Protect You from Mosquitos
There are more like Lemongrass, how could I forget Lemongrass??? There are all kinds of plant’s and/or essential oils you can use to keep whatever particular bug / animal away from you home and/or garden areas. Lemongrass is great for Misquotes and other pests…
Burning candles is a convenient, inexpensive way to add ambience, calm and serenity to a home or office throughout the year. Their warm, soothing touch creates an inviting and comforting atmosphere. For everyday indoor use, you should opt for unscented candles. Some researchers note that unscented candles create less soot than scented varieties – over time this soot can accumulate in lungs and cause respiratory problems. Scented candles may also contribute to indoor pollution. I suggest candles made of unscented beeswax. These are available online or at natural foods stores.
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I got a text from a friend: “Look up “Rick Simpson oil” or ” Rick Simpson hemp oil” on YouTube. Supposed to be easy to make and a drop a day supposedly cures cancer and other conditions”… So I did, and here are my findings:
We have or can get Hemp Oil too:
|Product No.||Product||Class||Price /lbs
|633||HEMP SEED REFINED CHINA
|FIXED OIL||40.23 /lbs|
|875||HEMP SEED BUTTER USA
|FIXED OIL||52.53 / lbs|
|2206||HEMP SEED NATURAL CANADA
|FIXED OIL||36.36 /lbs|
I know this is like last weeks news, but here it is: http://m.wvva.com/w/main/story/120468988/
BECKLEY – West Virginia natural resources police say they have made 11 arrests and seized 190 pounds of dry ginseng that was illegally harvested.
The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources estimates the market value of the native herb at $180,000.
The department said Wednesday the arrests followed a year-long investigation in southern West Virginia. Besides the ginseng, they said they also seized stolen guns, illegal drugs and $30,000 in cash.
West Virginia has a ginseng digging season. It begins Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 30.
The department says the seized ginseng was harvested before the digging season began.
Ginseng long has been coveted in many Asian cultures because the plant’s gnarly, multipronged root is believed to have medicinal properties.
Natural resources officials say demand has spurred illegal harvesting.
Grow it and harvest it legally and your OK. If you grow it, beware these kinds of people. It is almost as valuable as Marijuana, so be careful how and where you grow it… and who you tell your growing it You will find out quick who you cannot trust in that business.
It takes 5-10 years before you can harvest anything of real value, so make sure you can sit on it and protect it before you invest in it.
|Product No.||Product||Class||Price /oz
|785||OREGANO MINUTIFLORUM TURKEY
|ESSENTIAL OIL||34.14 /oz|
|ESSENTIAL OIL||32.76 /oz|
|786||OREGANO COMPACTUM MOROCCO
ORIGANUM COMPACTUM BENTH.
|ESSENTIAL OIL||33.24 /oz|
|ESSENTIAL OIL||29.10 /oz|
|784||OREGANO SYRIACUM TURKEY
|ESSENTIAL OIL||34.14 /oz|
|461||OREGANO REDISTILLED HUNGARY
|ESSENTIAL OIL||31.80 /oz|
|ESSENTIAL OIL||29.19 /oz|
|ESSENTIAL OIL||27.36 /oz|
|1958||OREGANO SPANISH ALBANIA
|ESSENTIAL OIL||24.36 /oz|