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Heal My PTSD

From Michele Rosenthal’s book ‘Before The World Intruded: Conquering The Past and Creating The Future’- “In 1981 life really shocked me: I was 13 years old when I found myself struggling to survive Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome, a freak allergy to a medication that turned me into a full-body burn patient almost overnight. By the time I was released from the hospital 3 weeks later I was a very different girl. The kid I had been was gone. The girl in her place was a complete stranger.

It didn’t take long for insomnia, intrusive thoughts, nightmares and flashbacks to set in. Within 5 years I was a complete and total insomniac, anorexic, melt down mess. Over the years everyone thought I was a difficult teenager, and then a

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temperamental artist, and then just a really moody woman. The therapists my parents forced me to see didn’t recognize my classic symptoms of PTSD.”

Learn more about Michele’s recovery and healing at Heal My PTSD:

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