Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Having Chronic Fatigue, ME, Fibromyalgia etc, commonly co-occurs with severe PTSD/Complex PTSD.


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The above is from http://www.post-traumata.com/post-traumatic-stress-ptsd-tiredness-fatigue.html

I have many the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue and I am aware it is all part of the bigger umbrella of having Complex PTSD.

It makes sense after decades of trauma, anxiety, an overworked adrenaline system, prolonged fear from young childhood onwards … and the affect on the body, as well as the brain…… that fatigue and many other physical illness will be a part of the effects.

I see clearly the impact of being in a continual state of trauma and survival, has upon a body. And obviously the longer the body and mind have been exposed to trauma and it’s affects, the greater the likelihood of physical illness occurring.

So in my situation, it would be odd if I didn’t have physical illness co-occurring.

It is helpful for survivors of complex trauma, to be aware of these physical illness. To put a name to it and stop any shame of feeling like we are just lazy – a common issue many sufferers feel, or are labelled with by others.

To know what we are dealing with and why, is important.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

8 thoughts on “Having Chronic Fatigue, ME, Fibromyalgia etc, commonly co-occurs with severe PTSD/Complex PTSD.

  1. This is so true and I think it’s important for people who suffer from PTSD to know that their physical symptoms are real and validated.

  2. This is so true. My husband is a very active person and I’m not on the other hand. I prefer walking, stretching, art & creativity. He thought at the beginning that I was lazy, but now that he understands my CPTSD better, he doesn’t say anything. x

  3. I have 2 ten pound weights that keep at work. during the day I will lift weights, 10 times 10 reps, that helps with the exhaustion. sometimes even using the sweeper helps, I just try to keep moving