I don’t consider myself having PTSD.
I just get sort of edgy with loud booms & popsâ€¦ Most of the time I am totally fine, then the worst afternoons of the year are Fourth of June & New Years Day, and everyone blasts off fireworks & scares the pants off of me.
My pet & I both go into a panic when it starts happening. I start covered in sweat, breathing hard & getting nervous. I have tried a lot of things that have helped, but not fixed our problems. I used to wear noise canceling headphones & just lock myself in a single room that I sound proofed. It was horrible for those several afternoons! Now I rely on medical cannabis for it. I am a lot better when I am a bit high & mellowed out. It is a combination of THC & CBD. The combo works good for keeping me less sad & nervous, however what is good is that our state offers both medical & recreational cannabis. I have a medical weed card that I use for our cannabis. I pick our prescription up & after that I take some pet CBD treats for our pup. That way the several of us can be mellowed out. I would assume terrible if I was high as a kite & totally relaxed but our pet was freaking out. Now the several of us celebrate those afternoons with a long run, a good dinner & after that I get high on our CBD products. I wish people would be more aware of veterans & pets during those holidays & not burst fireworks; But nobody seems to care.