My counselor asked me today which is bothering me more, the PTSD or the depression. How do I tell them apart?
I'm sitting on my sofa right now anxious about going to bed, as I am almost every night. That is the PTSD.
I go out of my way to avoid people, even people that I like. I have my solitary routines and I like them. When I purposely avoid people, though, I feel a feeling that's almost fear at the thought of encountering them. What is that?
I'm tired a lot, when I get home from work I feed the cats and myself and eventually go to bed to toss and turn all night. That could be depression.
I am on Facebook almost constantly, trying to feel connected to people there like I can't do in real life. What's that?
How in the world do you untwine PTSD and depression? It's been my understanding that you can't, depression and anxiety are symptoms of each other with PTSD being the basket they get carried in. Is that wrong?
It looks like I'll be having questions for my next session. Which is at 8:00 on a Monday morning, it was either that or wait for a month to see her again. She looked a bit taken aback at my attitude on that matter. Good, she got to see some emotion from me. I'm also going to ask her if she called the dog people yet, I forgot today. If she says no, I'm going to have to explain to her that she's blowing my trust with this delaying that she keeps doing. It hasn't been a good start.