Is this PTSD? ?
Recently I keep getting flashbacks of something that happened when I was around 11/12. Me and my parents went on a family holiday to Egypt. Whilst we were there my family sent me on a horseback riding trip alone with two Egyptian men into the desert. I remember not wanting to go but they wanted time to themselves so they made me. I was absolutely terrified the whole time, neither of the men spoke English and spent a lot of the time yelling at me for not understanding them. I was out with them from early morning until it was dark when they dropped me off back at my hotel for my parents to pick me up. Nothing bad happened as far as I can remember but recently I’ve found myself feeling very traumatised by it. When I think about it I get all shaken up and feel like I’m going to cry. Even though nothing bad happened. I think as I’ve grown older (22 now) I’ve realised what a dangerous situation I was in and how things could have turned out very different. Is it weird for me to be feeling like this?
I’d like to add. I get a lot of negative symptoms from this. It is affecting my every day life. My sleep. My relationships with others and my work life.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
No, that's not PTSD. It's a bad memory, nothing more. Symptoms of actual PTSD include;
''Increased anxiety and emotional arousal
Hypervigilance (On constant ‘red alert’)
Intense physical reactions to reminders of the event (e.g. Pounding heart, nausea, muscle tension, sweating)
Irritability or outbursts of anger
Irrational and intense fear
Reduced tolerance to noise (hyperacusis)
Being easily moved to tears
Panic attacks/anxiety/depression/mood swings
Feeling jumpy and easily startled
Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Anger or aggressive behaviour
Avoidance and numbing
Work-related or relationship problems
Inability to remember important aspect of the trauma
Loss of interest in activities and life in general
Sense of a limited future
Feeling numb and empty
Avoidance of people and places
Frequent periods of withdrawal into oneself
Re-experiencing the traumatic event
Flashbacks (Acting or feeling like the event is happening again)
Nightmares (either of the event or of other frightening things)
Feelings of intense distress when reminded of the trauma
Other common symptoms
Self harm and self-destructive tendencies
Feeling distrustful and suspicious/blaming others
Guilt, Shame, embarrassment or self blame
Misuse of alcohol/drugs/gambling and/or food
Seeking out high-risk/dangerous pursuits
Physical aches and pains
Over-reactions to minor situations
Fear of being alone and fear of being in crowds''Source(s): I have PTSD after being held against my will and raped in a foreign country.
- THE BANNIBAL ONELv 74 weeks ago
No that seems logical.
You should see a doctor to be sure.
- Pearl LLv 74 weeks ago
i think thats possible