I find it interesting that no-one has raised the issue that maybe he was mis-diagnoed? Perhaps you suffer from GAD (general Anxiaty Disorder) or maybe something elce. If you find that you get panic attacks or thinking about something or seeing something triggers these flashbacks or mood swings then consult your doctor. Maybe any past family issues are at fault. And, as what i think may have happened as well, perhaps you have repressed the memory so you cant quite remember what made you get PTSD? I donno, just some things here that might help.
It's not misdiagnosed, I've had the same diagnosis from doctors all over the country, and even multiple doctors from the Mayo clinic.
I'm completely emotionless sometimes, and other times I'm an emotional wreck, I don't know what to do. :/
Anyone give me some advice?
PTSD is not a disease its a disorder. Don't go to a medical doctor go to a psychologist. PTSD is caused when you have a fight or flight response but for some reason you can't choose either. So your mind gets stuck. So when conflict a raises you get extreme anxiety.
See a psychiatrist. Talk about your stuff. That always seems to be an effective tool...having an outlet. You'd be surprised how talking to a complete stranger can actually help.
The only hard part is finding one that's worth a damn. I was lucky, and I had a guy who was excellent with helping me with my anxiety disorder (runs in my family). I actually learned how to deal with it without medication. It also helped me to further understand more about myself in general.
Came out a completely different person. I'm doing things I've never done before, or thought I would do.
Wow, I've got a few things to say. First, isn't every one here a pisser? I know that I've heard of people developing at least the symptoms of PTSD without any exposure to a traumatic event. Granted, none of these cases are documented anywhere on the internet that I can find, so I could just be making this up. But would that really help my case if I was?
Also, the human brain is conditioned to "bury" extremely negative experiences, so you may have had a traumatic event, but it is possible that your own brain has caused you to forget it. However, do note that this only happens in EXTREMELY extreme events, so the possibility of this being right is slim.
Next, I DO agree that you should probably be seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist. Even if it's not to try to dig through memories to find the event that caused it, talking to someone with absolute trust is very helpful for one's mental and emotional health.
If your not willing (or unable) to see someone, then let me offer a statement I tell myself when I'm dealing with my manic depression: There's always someone out there who feels worse than you. Our lives are only worthless if we never help them.
I don't know if it's relevant to your problem or even helpful in any way, but this is just a free online forum. You're not going to get the best advice here.
How old are you sir? Mid teens or so? I'm guessing.
I felt the same way at that age. I was always unhappy, nothing gave me satisfaction, I was extremely stoic and withdrawn.
Then something happened. I got older. I grew up. And the feeling went away.
Now I plug away at my 9-5 daily and come home to my wife and son each day. It's a simple life, but I find plenty to smile about. I'm guessing it's a phase, not ptsd, unless you're an Iraqi war veteran or something.