I am beyond lucky to have found medical professionals who have helped me understand my PTSD and keep it in check. I strongly urge you to seek a therapist who specializes in PTSD and/or brain injury. Seeing a therapist does NOT make you “weak” or mean that you have “mental problems.”
Not all therapists are created equally, and if at first you don’t find one you like, keep searching until you find the right fit. I was lucky and found a great one right away with the help of my doctor.
There is nothing more reassuring and validating than to have someone tell you that you are indeed “normal” for experiencing the anxiety, fear, and thoughts that you have after a traumatic brain injury. It is part of the healing process.
While I am always caught off guard by the fact that my PTSD still exists, as I reminded each winter when the weather changes to arctic, it is a reminder of how fragile we truly are. We are human, and we are survivors!