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    Why was my first Sexual experience traumatic?

    Hi, I am new here, so I hope that this is the right forum for my strange question. Some years ago I fell in love for the first time in my life, and after some dates he invited me to his house. The atmosphere turned romantic at some point, and that is when I started shaking. I froze the moment...
  2. Scytaic

    Confused about timing of flash back

    Hi! I'm 23 and I have PTSD from childhood abuse when I was 4 (physical and sexual) and last week out of nowhere I began to have another flash back but surprisingly it actually had nothing to do with the abuse (I think - because 1 thought at the time of trauma is definitely being blocked out and...
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    PTSD : I got out of it (experience and advice)

    Hello everyone! So I didn’t come on this forum specifically to talk about PTSD but I figured, since I am here, I might as well take this opportunity to share my past experience with it, my advice, and just generally try to help. First of all, if you have difficulties concentrating for more than...
  4. S

    weird anxiety flashback/cringe thing?

    Ok, so this really weird thing happens to me somewhat often. Usually it's a kind of "flashback" to something I did that I thought made me look stupid (even if in reality it was fine) or sometimes it's even of something that hasn't happened, but just me imaginging doing some hypothetical stupid...
  5. E

    Triggered at work and don't know what to do...

    Something really trivial triggered massive flashbacks at work this week and I'm having trouble dealing with it. I feel I should be able to cope. I feel it shouldn't bother me... But I can't and it does... Now I feel uneasy and on edge in a place I used to feel safe. No one at work knows...
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    Coping With Flashbacks

    Ideas for coping with flashbacks Tell yourself you are having a flashback and that it is ok and very normal in people who were traumatised as children (or as adults). Remind yourself that the worst is over – it happened in the past, but it is not happening now. The “child” inside you who...
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    I feel like I'm two different people

    I know that I have had dissociation happen to me when my stress level is beyond what I can handle. If it gets too that point...ok I hope this makes sense. If I dissociate for only a little bit of time from too much stress it'll be like I am physically there but not mentally. Yet if it lasts...
  8. I'm Kate

    *****trigger warning***** oh god. it's real

    Having a seriously bad day and am not coping. Have had a week of dissociating, flashbacks, nightmares and have even emailed my CPN about possibly taking meds which I've been against up to now. And my last couple of trauma therapy sessions have been really tough (although my therapist is...
  9. Sunshine & Showers

    Flashback of rape brought on by someone saying something :(

    I'm in a total mess right now was fine until the nurse said something that brought on a flash back of the night I was raped this has never happened before, I have nightmares about it but never had a flashback of it by someone saying something. I can't stop crying and I want to SH too so much.I...
  10. Zoe :)

    Flash back of a dream

    While I was out today i got this weird flashback.. I was painting away in my grans and the woman from down the road comes in the gate to give my gran the newspaper as she always does, i don't talk to this woman very often but i do know her since i was very young.. But when i looked at her...
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    Flashback 'like' involuntaries

    Keep having these they are internal (mind) and last only a matter of seconds they are very vivid in colour and are appear very real some are violent and some can be beautiful in nature
  12. pentagram

    Body memory flashbacks

    Body flashbacks? Body memories? Anybody else get them? I get extremely painful aches in my arm and shoulder that come out of the blue, I know what they relate to now but I wish they would just fuck off. I used to scratch my right forearm till it was red with blood to stop the incessant...
  13. pentagram

    Healing, my way, maybe not your way

    Not sure whether this will be helpful to anyone or not but here goes. I wouldn't recommend this approach unless you are getting some form of help and have close understanding friends who will help you get through it. I have been suffering PTSD for nearly 39 years. I did not know this, I...
  14. pentagram

    waking up is my problem

    I am afraid of falling asleep as my worst PTSD triggers appear when I wake up, going from unconscious to conscious. I wake up to a nightmare or a flashback both of which are frightening which has me trembling and uncontrollable shakes.
  15. keepsafe


    I am really scared, just had the most awful flashback, then I dissociated. I'm back now but feeling terrible. I don;t post out in the forum very much - but feeling so bad right now, I thought I would ring my t up and leave a message - but thats ridiculous, so here I am! :scared: KS
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    flashback hell

    Argh, I havent been able to leave my house for two days because of these flashbacks. I'm feeling very jumpy which is triggering them of. Please stop :-(