December 29th, Leave a comment Go to comments One of the classic behaviors of a person suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder is the vilification campaign.
Now, what do I mean when I say this? There is a small indentation near the small of my back, above my buttocks, which is a hard patch of thick skin from where I was hit once with a belt buckle. Now, let me expand all of these generals for you and give you some specifics.
Imagine not knowing how the environment in your home is going to be from one day to the next — or sometimes seeing it change from safe to dangerous within hours, even minutes. Imagine being slapped awake in the middle of the night for not properly cleaning the bathroom…or a few years later being forced to sit naked in front of others as punishment for the same thing.
You would certainly say that treatment like this is a recipe for trauma, and for PTSD, would you not? And I Hypersensitivity and panic race issues behind with — and am trying to heal from — all of this, as well as the after effects.
What are those after effects? And they were wearing the same uniforms that I was. Mostly it was my aunt, who was responsible for everything but the sexual abuse — the majority of the fear, mistrust, hatred, and bitterness I experience now is a direct result of things she did to me.
To this day, I experience triggers, which are sights, sounds, and situations that remind me of what happened to me years ago. For example, I used to feel my insides knot, tighten, and twist up into a green jungle of fear whenever I saw a hand raised: Now, the jungle still forms, but it is smaller, less dense, less tangled.
You can imagine what this is like for someone who is neurologically normal. How does this happen?
PTSD can be caused by: Thus, our understanding of what kinds of events can cause PTSD has expanded to also include childhood abuse and trauma. As I mentioned before, the development of PTSD begins with a person being exposed to a traumatic event.
While this is happening, the person responds to the event with intense fear, helplessness, or horror. After the event, the symptoms begin to manifest themselves in three distinct ways: The event is re-experienced.
In simple language, you keep remembering the event — parts of or the entire episode — repeatedly, and at sometimes unexpected times.
This is because of, as Dr. What causes these memories to leak through and thus the event being re-experienced? For example I mentioned earlier that seeing a raised hand makes me nervous, and used to remind me of being hit as a teenager. For someone else, the smell of burning wood might bring back the memory being trapped inside a burning building.
Hearing yelling might remind another person of witnessing heated arguments and abusive episodes between their parents. And how is the trauma re-experienced?
This can include hypervigilance, feeling vulnerable, startling easy, difficulty with sleep, and irritability, as well as physical responses such as increased heart rate, sweaty palms, elevated blood pressure, or hyperventilating. A person with PTSD will try to avoid reminders of the trauma, which inevitably results in emotional numbing — it is impossible to block out the negative feelings without sacrificing positive feelings as well.
Schiraldi put it — in short, the person does not look forward to a happy positive future and may even begin to believe that no matter how good life may seem, trouble will come. Schiraldi, PTSD is considered an anxiety disorder.
If you remember from some of my posts earlier this summer, people with Asperger Syndrome have challenges in dealing with anxiety to begin with. So if you put the two together — excessive stress and anxiety plus a person who is less equipped to deal with anxiety — you certainly have someone in a difficult situation.
First of all, low frustration tolerance, if not dealt with, can make a bad situation worse.
First of all, the lack of predictability in life can be scary — as is the very nature of most traumatic events, which come along unexpectedly. Thus the scariness of life is made even scarier by these unwanted memories, thoughts, and emotions flooding our conscious — and can make it seem like we are living in a proverbial war zone.
As I mentioned, sensory data may trigger unwanted remembrances of the traumatic event — and if we have trouble tolerating those kinds of stimuli, we may end up feeling more anxious or fearful.
In some cases, the stimuli may even be painful. If you are an adult suffering with PTSD and on the autism spectrum, then I can certainly understand your struggles and your pain.
The best thing I can do is pass on some things that are helping me. I find that right now, the two greatest helps are 1 having a support system of caring individuals and 2 a good counselor or therapist.
I am also striving to understand myself as much as possible.Solitary confinement can exacerbate existing mental illness, or cause a new syndrome to arise, with symptoms such as hypersensitivity to stimuli, perceptual distortions, illusions, hallucinations, panic attacks, trouble with thinking, memory and concentration, obsessional thoughts, paranoia, and problems with impulse control.
The Skeptics Society is a nonprofit organization that investigates extraordinary claims and promotes science and critical thinking. Paranoid personalities exhibit a persistent, pervasive pattern of mistrust of the intentions and motivations of others.
And they can misconstrue even the most neutral or benign events as evidence of conspiracies, ill-intentions, and justification to mistrust. Of course the infamous brainfog Oh and yes, the nausea is a pain in the ass as well.
Then there is the near always cold hands and feet. And as you described: Painful eyes, sometimes it feels as if some needles are in the head, and pinch right behind the eyes 🙁.
Here’s a fun fact. Caffeine is the most commonly used addictive drug in existence. Many of you have probably never considered it to be a drug, but it certainly is.
(Just Google caffeine and check out the classification box to the right) I’m not saying its a bad drug, caffeine has been found to.
Anxiety can cause two very problematic issues potentially connected to tinnitus. The first is that anxiety can cause an issue known as "hypersensitivity," which is when a person with anxiety becomes extremely aware (hyper-aware) of each and every pain, feeling, or sensation in the body.