Q&A What Should I Do to Treat My PTSD?

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We are almost 3 months post D-Day #1 and 2 months since D-Day #2. I want to preface this with saying I am not and have never been a violent person or even one who struggled with anger. The day I learned of my husband’s infidelity I came home and got physically violent with him. I was in a severe state of UNCONTROLLABLE rage. I also went into rage the day after I found out & physically assaulted him. A few weeks ago I went into another fit of rage but in an attempt not to attack him I began hurting myself by banging my wrists while screaming. I also had another rage a few days ago where I hurt myself again in the same way. I’ve had several uncontrollable crying spells here and there where I can’t calm down. One I believe lasted for an hour or 2. I am also obsessively checking phones, emails etc. These symptoms have gotten slightly better and these episodes are further in between but they are still occurring in month 3. I know you say PTSD is serious once it hits the 6 month mark and these symptoms are normal for 3-6 months after d-day. I want to prevent having long term PTSD. Should I go on medication at this point or wait until 6 months to see if it passes? Also, should I do EMDR now or wait until 6 month mark to see if it’s needed?

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What Should I Do to Treat My PTSD?

Consider Ketamine.

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