Hi. I am Wuamei; I'm new to this forum.
I have some questions especially of my fellow Male Survivors. Are there any of you that were incested or otherwise sexually abused by women (I was abused by women & men)? Did you face multiple/ongoing abuses? Did you suffer other forms of abuse as well? (Physical, emotional, verbal, spiritual--I've been thru them all, some worse than others, some deliberate & some not). Have you developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result? (I have the Complex form myself). Have you struggled with addictions or compulsions? (I still struggle with some, tho I've also abstained from others for as much as over 20 years). Do you have mental health problems as a result? (I have severe clinical depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Severe physical symptoms? (I have Fibromyalgia, multiple allergies, and sleep apnea).
That is some of my story, my life. If you answered yes to any of the questions above, perhaps we especially can share more of our stories and yes some encouragement & insight. I'm 45, I've only recently begun learning what most of my problems are tho they stem back at least to infancy, and I'm still relatively new to recovery; been less than a year since my memories of the sexual abuses & incest began to come out thru counseling about other issues.
Counseling can help, as can medications, as can other treatments--if they are the right ones administered by the right persons at the right times for YOU! Support systems & groups & friends can be helpful too, I've found already, tho I don't use them nearly enuf. I'm in an isolated area so most of my support for anything comes online. Maybe I'll hear from some of you.