I thought I'd ask you guys this since I know a lot of y'all struggle with flashbacks, I haven't been diagnosed with ptsd but lately there's been a few times that I've experienced something weird. I was really young when my trauma occurred, and I just now as an older kid have had to wrestle with what happened and try to figure it out. Up until now it's been me myself and I, but after I realized that if I didn't get help soon I wasn't sure what would happen I started slowly talking to someone I feel like I maybe could trust. After awhile she found out I was self harming (quite frequently) and even though until then she'd been amazing about not telling anyone (my parents especially) she's now making me go to the school counselor. She's coming with me on Monday to see her, and I'm terrified. I haven't had a good experience with therapists in general... anyway where I was going with all this is that when I was talking to the person I trust, she was telling me we had to get me more help than she could offer, and then somehow we started talking about the actual trauma, and I'm not sure what happened but I started shaking and I was really dizzy and I couldn't take a deep breath (I later found out I was hyperventilating and she'd beeen telling me to breathe) and I wasn't necessarily reliving trauma itself, but I was really afraid and something was definitely wrong, I just felt like he was there or something. That's happened one other time, both when I think about what happened. Do you think this is a flashback, or just some kind of anxiety attack that's happens when I try to think about too many painful things at once?? I'm afraid that might happen when I'm with the counselor and then she'll definitely have to tell my parents something's wrong.
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Hi everyone a year ago I was verbally attacked by my mother due to things having to do with religion and my health. During the events that lead up to the attack I had no idea I had done anything to make her so upset. I’ve had some difficulties because of this. Some have gotten better such as flash backs. I still expirence some fear over being alone in a car with my mom though. And I just...