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NIGHTMARES NIGHTLY ABOUT MY FAMILY OF 5. DURING AGE 1-18. WAKING ME NIGHTLY.
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jphillips50 posted:
I HAD AN ABUSIVE CHILDHOOD AND HAVE PTSD FROM IT. I TAKE CYMBALTA-ANTIDEPRESANT DAILY. NIGHTLY I AWAKEN TO BAD NIGHTMARES WITH MY 5 FAMILY MEMBERS IN THEM. DIFFERENT SUBJECT MATTERS IN THE NIGHTMARE EXCEPT ONE THAT REOCCURS. THAT IS ALWAYS LOOKIMG FOR A PLACE TO SLEEP AAND FINDING DIFFERENT PLACES FOR THE NITE .AT NIGHT I AWAKEN AFTER THE NIGHTMARE HAVE A SNACK GO BACK TO SLEEP ONLY TO HAVE ANOTHER NIGHTMARE. PLEASE HELP ME. SHOULD I SEE A THERAPIST. I HAVE HAD 20 YEARS OF THERAPY AND GROUP THERAPY. I AM TIRED OF THAT I AM 62 YEARS OLD. BLESSSINGS TO ALL THANK YOU

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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Jphillips and welcome to WebMD,

What you're experiencing is not unusual for someone who has had abuse in their past, abuse which hasn't been processed yet in therapy.

I am not a health expert but was myself abused and had those awful recurring nightmares until I worked through my abuse issues in therapy. And my experience is not uncommon according to all the years I've moderated various communities here on WebMD. I share this because I want you to know that it is possible to heal.

I really encourage you to work with a therapist who is familiar with past abuse issues.

And I invite you to talk with others (without the all-capitals please) on our Sexual Abuse Survivors Community ; despite the name, we talk about all kinds of abuse there, not just sexual.


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