I am writing a query to see if anyone else has experience of this. I suffer from Chronic PTSD and Severe Anxiety - generally they are manageable through diet and exercise for me. I recently had to leave my job due to poor support from work with regards to my mental health and more specifically too much work and no help. Anyhoo onto my question - I have recently experienced a flare up of my symptoms from leaving the job (hello anxiety) and also being told that my local Intensive Psychological Services wouldn't offer me support for my conditions as I am currently undergoing a long-winded and horrifically draining prosecution against the people that caused my CPTSD.
So back to the question - I suffer from Visual illusions when my CPTSD is acting up as it has been recently. I generally rate the severity of my conditions 6 is a 'normal' for me - I'm currently at about 8 which is tough but I can function and 10 is 'crisis' mode when I can't even leave the house due to fear.
Does anyone else get them? I find them exhausting - I have to constantly check that what I 'think' I have just seen isn't really there. I have suffered hallucinations in the past when withdrawing from alcohol dependency (I am now recovered) and there is a clear difference. If my symptoms are spiking then I get auditory illusions as well.
A good example of what this can be like is that on Sunday myself and my partner went out for a drive and a walk down in Surrey with our three woofers and on the way home I 'saw' our 50kg GERMAN SHEPHERD snuggled down under the accelerator of the van while my partner was driving - that was a new one on me.
I guess what I wanted to know was does anyone else experience this?
Time to get back to studying and hello all