Here is yet another link to symptoms of PTSD:
I believe there is benefit in reading what the range of symptoms can be. Too often people get hung up on a short list and miss recognizing other symptoms. Also you don’t have to have all of them to be diagnosed with PTSD. This is not a contest to see who has the most symptoms. To me, the advantage of a diagnosis is it gave me a word to research. I tried doing research with general symptoms and I spent hours and hours and hours finding all sorts of diseases I don’t have. I am so blessed not to have so many other things. PTSD sucks, but it isn’t the only thing that sucks. However, PTSD does not lock me into a cubicle of living. Gives me a starting point for me to push my limits. All of them. One of my favorite places to go on the internet for a quick lift to my spirits is Life without limbs. http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/ Nick is one of the incredible people that finds joy in living. My sister’s blog is another favorite visiting spot. https://theprojectbyjudy.wordpress.com/the-cookie-jar/ I highly recommend building a base of blogs, books, contacts, art, and other resources. PTSD is better tackled with a team of support and resources to renew the soul. I learned my body needs nutrition, exercise and sleep. My soul needs connections, beauty, and faith.