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#469313 - 08/24/14 09:58 AM Re: New guy [Re: Frm73]
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3450
Loc: somewhere in Africa
Frm73 -

sorry to hear about the panic attacks and bad dreams. those increased for me when i first started dealing with all the memories connected to the abuse. i am glad to say that as i dealt with them, the scary symptoms decreased in frequency and severity. it may mean that you need to avoid the distractions for a while and face it head on. i found MS a good substitute for some of my distraction tactics. so don't quit - keep on pushing through. it may get a bit worse for a while - but will eventually get better.

As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago

#469345 - 08/25/14 01:38 PM Re: New guy [Re: Frm73]
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Registered: 07/19/14
Posts: 7
First welcome Frm73 I'm also fairly new to the site and have only shared little but I can tell you I feel better knowing that I'm on a path of healing and hope and this site is a big part of it as I read to gain wisdom from others here and knowing I'm not alone as I thought I was and that my shame and guilt about what I went through some 45+ years is ago is not mine to own and run from but to understand it.

Second when I started to open up about my abuse I too started to have more and more dreams and nightmares but I realize for me it's part of my process or path to be one more whole and go back deep into my pass to save this little child of a boy that was left behind by me because this boy had pain, guilt, shame, loneliness that I wanted nothing to do with. I'm happy to say that this path/process gives me hope but it is so painful full of tears stay on track I don't want to discourage you but encourage you to continue and may you find peace and wisdom here I have. smile

#470457 - 09/25/14 03:51 PM Re: New guy [Re: Frm73]
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Registered: 09/24/14
Posts: 39
I am new here too. The more I read, the more I am beginning to understand the breadth and depth of the damage that was done to me. Keep reading, and post when you feel able. I will be reading, and your hard work may get me to the point where I can share my own story sometime. Thanks for the great example!

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