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Need support to over come the flashbacks that keep coming

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Chocolatethief Tue 29-Sep-20 01:09:57

I'm half out of it on sleeping tablets then got triggered but a thread and now keep suffering from flashbacks any ideas how at help them before I either get to sleep and they turn into nightmares or the flashbacks get so bad and constant that something bad happens

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RepeatSwan Tue 29-Sep-20 01:14:44

I have found writing things down then destroying the paper, or drawing, helps me get it out of my brain.

But I am not an expert so don't do this if you think it would upset you too much.

flowers

JontyDoggle37 Tue 29-Sep-20 01:17:05

Can you safely get up and make yourself tea and toast? By breaking the physical
Cycle and having something warm and filling you can often calm your brain. If you feel a hot kettle isn’t safe even a cold glass of milk would help,

Aquamarine1029 Tue 29-Sep-20 01:19:27

Can you write about them here? Many of us would be happy to listen.

Chocolatethief Tue 29-Sep-20 01:21:57

Will get a hot chocolate easier to do and cant do anything risky but still how tried 54321 but it didn't help and writing.g them out gets me more distressed

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Chocolatethief Tue 29-Sep-20 01:23:39

Firat one was about my ex and when I didnt want sex he stormed out his flat but now .y mind hates me is bri g up other stuff as well sorry if I cant type well hopefully it makes enough sense

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RepeatSwan Tue 29-Sep-20 01:27:50

If writing them out doesn't help (I do understand it can worsen things) maybe you could doodle something like 'safer now' or 'in the past' with colouring pens? I doodle, sometimes the negative feeling (e.g. sad) or the more positive current situation. I make it beautiful.colours.

Chocolatethief Tue 29-Sep-20 01:34:00

Will give it a go already got my favourite bear and hot chocolate I keep repeating I am safe out loud when the truth is I dont feel it

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RepeatSwan Tue 29-Sep-20 01:36:08

Chocolatethief

Will give it a go already got my favourite bear and hot chocolate I keep repeating I am safe out loud when the truth is I dont feel it

I understand that you don't feel safe. It is an understandable feeling, even if not real.

coffeeandhugs Tue 29-Sep-20 01:38:38

Chocolatethief

Will give it a go already got my favourite bear and hot chocolate I keep repeating I am safe out loud when the truth is I dont feel it


Is there anyone around you can talk to or feel comfortable calling OP?

Chocolatethief Tue 29-Sep-20 01:41:59

I dont know I could try my friend but she is probably speaking to her boyfriend if she is awake

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Sciencebabe Tue 29-Sep-20 01:46:34

Try cognitive behavioural therapy

Chocolatethief Tue 29-Sep-20 01:49:16

Unfortunately cbt wont work for me due to my mental health problems I need trauma therapy really but in order to argue why I should get it I have to get through dbt first

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lakesidewinter Tue 29-Sep-20 01:49:37

In the here and now try something more sensory to disrupt your thought pattern.

Chocolatethief Tue 29-Sep-20 01:54:00

Good plan will get my slime out that helps

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Chocolatethief Tue 29-Sep-20 02:12:37

Slime is helping loads thank you everyone

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lakesidewinter Tue 29-Sep-20 02:23:22

Hope rest of the night is ok

Chocolatethief Tue 29-Sep-20 02:37:47

Thank you and thank you everyone for your help I'm a lot calmer now so going to try and sleep you have helped an enormous lot

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Pavlova31 Tue 29-Sep-20 02:44:35

Glad your slime is giving you comfort.
I hope you have a restful night smile

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