Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Remission is very possible. Although there is no curing PTSD, the road to recovery can bring a remission of symptoms. Remission doesn’t necessarily mean that your loved one will never experience PTSD symptoms again. However, their symptoms and episodes will be far less invasive, intense, and severe.
My husband’s symptoms have been in remission for six months now. Any symptoms that have surfaced have been very mild. His anxiety still creeps up but not once has he experienced a full-blown episode. Full blown episodes include grave symptoms involving dissociative, hypervigilance, paranoia, insomnia, or hallucinatory behaviors. To me, this means success. It’s a challenging journey to get here but keeping a strong faith and doing the hard work really pays off.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Remission
Remission doesn’t come to those who do not put in the work. My husband’s therapist once said, “I can give him all the tools in the world but it’s up to him to use them”. That being said, it wasn’t until a year and a half into his journey that he really “owned” his journey. Meaning, he accepted what was and decided to believe he could recover. Therefore he began using the tools that he was taught throughout multiple therapy sessions. Furthermore, gaining the correct medication regimen made a huge difference too. My husband had landed the perfect combination on therapy, medications, and support system.
Medications have varied over the years for my husband. Often times others will try a medication but not feel relief and continue onto a medication to replace or add to the previous one. This sounds like a scary and uncertain process. However, your loved one will hopefully be under the care of an experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Remission specialist, M.D. of Psychiatry.
Psychiatrists have a in-depth understanding of how medications work. Some medications work with or against other medicines. Your loved one will really need a strong support system at home while they try out medical interventions. Because there is a social stigma regarding the need to be “medicated” many PTSD sufferers will forego the inevitable. Most important though, there are times that our brains need just a little help doing what they are supposed to do – and that’s okay!
Working on Remission and Recovery
Working toward the goal of symptom remission during the recovery process takes a lot of work. Therapy is very crucial for successful remission. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Remission, in my opinion, requires therapy. Yet, someone can go to therapy for years and see no results. In order for therapy to work one must work the therapy. Many sufferers can’t or are uncomfortable asking for help regarding their PTSD. Furthermore, they may not truly believe that it’s really happening to them. Therapy is not scary, in fact, it’s the polar opposite. It’s the safest place one can be. No one should suffer in silence.
My husband’s therapist has seen and heard it all. She has seen my husband not engage nor use the tools she was teaching him. She has seen him in a full blown PTSD episode. Unlike physical signs of illness, PTSD doesn’t show broken bones or bandaged cuts. But more significant aspects of their life can become broken. Their marriages, homes, families, self-worth. And the list goes on. Due to the fear of these areas falling apart, my husband grabbed his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Remission and took it for himself. He began practicing grounding techniques at home to manage his anxiety and other symptoms. Lastly he researched and self-educated himself about all things PTSD. He learned grounding techniques, calming exercises, online resources, creating a routine for morning, day, and sleep times, and much more.
Resources and Supporting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Remission
With more and more media coverage and outreach programs PTSD is becoming less of a social stigma. In addition, the number of citizens becoming aware and educated is climbing. This in part is due to community awareness events and outreach locally and nationally. Search other blogs from those who suffer from PTSD and gain insight from their perspective and journey. Military With PTSD is a great site too. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you continue to educate yourself and take care of yourself. You may find yourself one day sharing your story with someone and not ending it in tears.
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