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I Deal With Flashbacks and Triggers

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    Can't Handle Yelling Or Touching... - Today I had a doctors appointment but on the way I went to the opticians to see if I could get some glasses or contacts (I broke my...
    shadowlight shadowlight 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I Can't Use Buses Anymore - I can't sit further back on a bus or I start crying and freaking our as I feel trapped and too surrounded by people... but last time I sat at the front...
    shadowlight shadowlight 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    Caused By Abuse - My flashbacks are usually just triggered whenever someone directs their anger at me. While it's never happened, I know I'd also get one if someone grabbed my arms...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Jun 3, 2011

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    The One I Called 'grandma' - Most of my flashbacks are triggered when I see stairs or basements, sometimes when my friends look at me in an odd way, but never when someone is angry...
    TurnThePaige TurnThePaige 18-21, F Aug 8, 2011

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    I just want to curl up in bed with my teddy bear and sleep all day long. I'm tired of the ups and downs and instability. I just want to close my eyes and not feel everything so...
    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Often - I often deal with flashbacks from when I was raped. I look at any man on the street as a potential rapist and I see the men walking up to me while my mouth was being...
    FeelingLikeACloud FeelingLikeACloud 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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    Always Have.... - I have always suffered from severe triggers and flashbacks... Sometimes the smallest thing can set me off, and ruin my whole day, and make a good day, turn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    At This Time of Year In Particular - I repressed a great deal of the experiences I suffered as a child.  I thought it was a sign of strength to repress them and get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    Mostly Music - What bothers me most and brings me to my bad place and personal hell is music...from 1973-1977.I also don't like plastic jack-o-lanterns.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 17, 2011

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    Yeah - I got raped as a kid I am not going to go into detail but I literally can remember his face and exactly what he did. I get flashbacks on this at least a few times a week and...
    iminpain iminpain 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    I deal with flashbacks, and triggers. Its something I deal with on a weekly basis. I also suffer from severe nightmares. Sometimes they are easy to work through, other times, no so...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Will They Ever Stop.... - Lately I have been suffering from severe triggers. Sometimes the smallest thing can set me off, and ruin my whole day, and make a good day, turn into...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 27, 2009

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    The Few Most Flashbacks I Get Quite Often...From What Happened To Me In May 2011 - May, 7th 2011 The night before Mother's Day I was kiddnapped off the street by 2 guys, then the...
    itsjustbrit itsjustbrit 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    In Certain Situations - I was molested for years as a child and raped numerous times as an adult. I believe this is why I have flashbacks of my abuse, and being intimate in certain...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F May 20, 2011

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    My grandma is dying in the hospital, and I've never lost somebody close to me before.. How do you coup with death.. I'm glad she won't be suffering anymore... But I love her so...
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    My wife spends all her time with her like they are married. There is nothing wrong with my mother in law. She has always been pampered and my wife takes it hook line and sinker...
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    I've been married to my wife for 30+ years and lately I don't know who she is. She was a Virgin when we met at 16. Were married after graduation and began our family. Sex has...
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    Kinda glad we are over. Xx
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M Mar 22

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    Every time I bottle it in, I explode. Why do things keep happening to us? Everything was going good. Now it's going downhill.. why? I have so much health issues now that I don't...
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    I had a battle against anger most of my life.It manifested slightly in primary, against people who i felt wronged me or disrespected me. I remember i also had bouts against my...
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    TO DAY IS VERY HARD I DNT KNOW IF OUTER ADHD HAVE THIS , YOU CNT CONTROL YOUR WHEN YOU NEED BE HAPPY OR TO CRY ITS STORED UP IN A DARK PLACE THEN BANG WHEN SEE SOMETHING THAT...
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