Saturday, January 9, 2016

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Do you know someone with PTSD?  Do you know the signs or symptoms?  Did you know that not just War Veterans suffer from PTSD? Anyone that has suffered a traumatic experience can suffer from PTSD.  I am going to share my story with you, I suffer from PTSD and I also have a really great friend that suffers also.  Here are our stories:

My friends name is Cathy, she just turned 55 years old, divorced twice and has a live in fiance now.  A few years ago she worked as a lead car or escort service for wide heavy loads, mainly moving mobile homes, and then she would assist her boyfriend at the time in setting the mobile homes up.  In other words she did more than just escort them from place to place.  One bright sunny day, she was working with them, they had arrived at location to set the mobile home up and she was assisting in mobile home set-up.  Her Boyfriend was moving the mobile home to set in place and was backing it up.  What he didn't know and she didn't notice, was that he was getting very close to her.  I can't really tell you how it all happened other than it happened so fast neither one ever saw it happen.  By the time they realized what had happened it was too late.  I'm sure you're asking well what happened?  She got pinned between the mobile home and a truck.  As he was backing up he was pinning her in and she couldn't even scream to stop him.  This incident nearly ripped her leg off.  In fact, the Doctor's told her that 1/4 inch more and she would have lost her leg, 1/2 inch more and it would have probably killed her.  If she never had anything to thank God for, Now she does.  That was just a few years ago and now she has trouble doing minor things, such as cleaning her house, walking, standing for any amount of time, and driving.  Most of these things because of the damage done to her leg, but the PTSD comes in when she is driving, and an 18 wheeler or heavy traffic, she reverts back to that day.  She literally does no more driving on account of this accident and has been in therapy ever sense. 

My story, I have shared with you before.  I was married to an abusive man for 3 years. He beat me daily rather I needed it or not.  I have been tied to a chair, and told that I would never see the sin come up, I have been threatened to have my nipples cut off, and I have had a gun put to my head on many occasions.  Now, when my husband and I get into any kind of disagreement, for whatever reason I feel like I am back with my first husband, and though David, my now husband, as never laid his hand on me, I still revert back to those feelings from the past.  It has caused many problems in my now relationship and as I look back in my relationships between that marriage and this one, I see where it was a problem for me then.  I have a hard time trusting Men in genral, yes this includes my dad that has done nothing but been there for me.  There are times I feel that if I wasn't here that the world be in a better place. I have trouble dealing with everyday life events, and being aroud crowds that never before bothered me.   With all of this being said, no I don't see a therapist.  Even with insurance I can't afford it, so I rely on Family, friends, and my blog to talk this out.  I have a pretty good support system, but when things get really bad, even they can't do anything about it. 

I shared these stories with you for one reason, I just want everyone to know that PTSD is NOT just for Military men and women.  PTSD is not just for a certain race, ethic, religion belief, or gender, it can target anyone that has suffered a traumatic event in their life.  There isn't really anything that you can do for them except be a friend, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and a support system that they need.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

HCF (happy, Calm, Focused) Review

The advantage HCF® Happy, Calm & Focused® has over other brain supplements is simple. Typical brain supplements and memory nutrients usually rely on high-dose "50-ingredients-in-one" glorified multi-vitamins or just herbs to artificially stimulate or inhibit your brain’s "feel good" neurotransmitter levels. HCF supports feeding your brain’s own neurotransmitters with the foundational building blocks—F&Q amino acids. So you can stay at your best longer without fear of crashing. In other words, you can get the happiness, calmness, or focus you need to turn possibility into reality, whether you’re shooting for a championship or just trying to make it through your long work day.

     The above are the facts shared from F&Q website, Now I would love to give you my findings and results on the product.  I received a 90 day supply of the HCF supplements, at first I really was thinking this isn't going to work for me.  However, I gave it a shot and took the supplements as directed. It was NOT and immediate response that I noticed or really anyone else noticed, but within time I realized, that normally when I would have been so frustrated with things or angry and wanting to scream, I was really calmer and not so angry but Happier.  I know that sounds a little cliche but it really was working for me. 

Here are a few examples of times when I found this product really worked for me.

1.  Monthly Cycle: Most women will tell you this is a time when you really just need to stay away, but for me it is a don't look at me, don't talk to me, in fact just forget that I even exist.  It is a very painful and miserable time for me and cranky doesn't begin to explain how bad in can be.  I have been known to say ugly things to people I love and care deeply for in this great moment of my life, and YES, the HCF has actually seemed to curved this for me, I am no where as grumpy, angry, or sadistic as I have been in the past.
2.  Full Moon:  We have all heard the horror stories of the crazies coming out during a Full Moon, well now you have officially meet one of those crazies.  It is almost as if I have a split personality and during a full moon I lose it.  On one occasion I ended up getting in some real trouble, that now I look back on and go Really?  The HCF has helped me stay more focused and not as upset with life on this occasion also.
3.  Kids: Need I really say more?  My 17 year old son is ADHD and Bipolar, my 11 year old daughter is ADHD and ODD (Opposition Defiance Disorder) and then I have a 7 year old.  I also babysit an 11 month old and a 4 year old.  It takes a lot of patience that I never seem to have to deal with what they seem to throw at me but with HCF I can manage.  In fact some days you would think someone on my house was deaf because they has been known to be a lot of screaming but not when Mama is taking HCF.
4. Life and Housework:  Life in general can be very stressful, and I never seem to have enough time in my day to get housework done.  With HCF I am much more focused and seem to stay on one thing instead of jumping jobs and not getting anything done.  at the end of the day now, I see where something has been accomplished.  Also I don't seem to be as stressed over what I consider the stupid stuff and can focus more attention to the important things.

These are just a few examples that I am sharing eith you today, I promise I am a happier person, not only do I think so but my Family would agree.  Growing up I was that happy little person but asan adult I have things that seem to cause stress and now I don't have to worry about them anymore.  I can be the Happy person I used to be even though the problems are still there, I am just more adapted to deal with them now.

If you are a person that suffers from depression, can't seem to get focused on the task at hand, everything just gets on your nerves, and you are jumpy at times not needed, then I completely recommend this product to you.  As with any medication or vitamin you should talk to your Doctor before taking and take them as recommended to get the best results.  Want to know where you can order your very own bottle of HCF?  You can order it at Amazon, and from the HCF website.  Give it a try and let us know what you thought of the product? Did it work for you?  Would you recommend this product to your family and friends?  Let us know what your family noticed about you first, and I hope this works as well for you as it did for me!