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I Have Abuse Flashbacks

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    Good Times and Bad, They Are There

    I've wrote a few stories briefly explaining some of the abuse I dealt with as a child, I guess it's time to talk about the flashbacks and triggers. My flashbacks can be so real, so graphic, they cause tunnel vision and take me to my knees. I can most times feel the same feelings...
    ImminentDisaster ImminentDisaster 26-30, M 8 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Is It Real? Or Just A Dream.

    ***Animal cruetly triggers*** I've been having dreams about my uncle laltely. My mom has 7 brothers, this one is stranger than all of her brothers. He's the second oldest brother ( I think) and he acts more childish than all of them. He says strange things to my sister, like...
    LivDragonfly LivDragonfly 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    Oh I Remember...

    its always at night, i lay my head on my soft comfy pillow and in flows the thoughts of life and questions and then the memories and flashbacks.oh i remember when i was even younger than today maybe 7 or so. i remember the stove, fire , my fathes bellowing voice, and my burning...
    apml apml 16-17, F Feb 28, 2012

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    Abuse Flashbacks Are Here Again.

    I wondered if my abuse memories would start up again. It's like they have a separate life of their own.  In 1993, I had 12 yrs of sobriety and 7yrs of counseling.  The memories would increase in severity.  Abuse memories can be different...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 28, 2008

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    They Are the Worse...

    I suffer from abuse flashhbacks, they are no fun living with, and having to deal with on a basis. I hate it more than anyone can possibly understand. I was diagnossed with PTSD, and it explains why I get the flashbacks, as bad as I do. I don't like dealing with them at all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    I dated a murderer

    I once dated someone who I loved so much, I would have done anything for . I was 21 years old, he was 22 . We were the most inseperable couple out there . There wasn't a day that we weren't together . To me it felt like a relief to have someone that close to me in my life . I was...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    I Don'T Think I Can Do This

    It's so hard. I just want to be able to drive down the road, go to the grocery store, have coffee, lunch with a friend, a hug, a kiss. I am tortured by my own memories. Some of which I don't even remember properly. I am afraid all the time. I don't want to be here. I don't want...
    LolahP LolahP 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    Many Times Flash Backs Are Like The Seasons

    they come and go witht he time of the year basic when they happened i thing. many times things in our life trigger them or if we are under stress they seem to be able to attack easyer which there was a pill to make them stop or to remove some of the feelings but so far never...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 19, 2011

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    Just Like It's Happening Again.

    The lights are off. Almost asleep, have to get the rest for work in the morning. I shut my eyes, and im back. Back to being 4, remembering exactly, as if it was now. Standing on the side walk. Doing something to make him mad. I cant remember what, but then theres a hand coming at...
    foreverashamed foreverashamed 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    And I Desperately Wish My Mind Would Just Stay In The Present.

    I don't have flashbacks as much as I used to and of that I am very grateful, but sometimes the triggers are simply everywhere...which means that so are my mind and emotions. My family was horribly abusive; those who didn't actively abuse me neglected me, and friends of the...
    ManuNani ManuNani 31-35 Sep 2, 2012

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    The Ultimate Form Of Deception

    Rough night...childhood flashbacks...again. Can't pinpoint any one particular trigger...just seems to be accumulative...the whole big picture...both then and now. Like a ton of bricks it levels you. Out of the blue...blindsided...again...when you thought you were doing fine. Will...
    Solitaire1 Solitaire1 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    Do Not Read If You Don't Want to Know Part of What Happens In the Movie Gran Torino

    I don't really get them a lot.  They're actually very, very, very rare, but when they happen they're pretty nuts.  They last for a couple minutes and then after that I realize that it's stupid to let it plague my mind so I tell myself to stop.  And so I stop. The...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    I Cant Believe What I Did. And I Cant Believe The Reason.

    Being abused mentally and physically is something i got used to. Its just something that happened in my house. My Father was around, always was. But he wasnt a dad. He hates me. Hes told me so. The only memorys i have are of being screamed at or hit. So when a guy that was old...
    foreverashamed foreverashamed 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    when i was 16 i was attacked and ever since i have had flashbacks, panic attacks and hear voices, i also have a range of other mental health problems aswell, never thought an...
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    It has been a while since I have posted here. I've restarted the videos on Survivors of Child Abuse and Maladaptive daydreaming. My latest video is about flashbacks and tips on how...
    Ishtaria Ishtaria 41-45, F Aug 7

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    My ex abused me physically, mentally, and sexually. He would grab my arms so hard he left bruises, and there was one day I remember he tried to crush my head into the seat of his...
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    It happened to me twice with two different people. Both men were friends of family members. The first time i was 3. It was my fathers best friend. I don't recall much of that...
    dreamerrose dreamerrose 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    anyone available to talk tonight? I am having some flashbacks and I feel bad. :(
    EmmaBrun EmmaBrun 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Before, i was unable to tell this story. It was very hard. The only way i have managed to come through in speaking of it was to talk to a friend about it, then soon another friend...
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    My sister states that she was sexually abused by our father. We haven't spoken about it in much detail all she ever said about it is that she remembers his weight on her and she...
    ShareToHeal ShareToHeal 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    How is it that I will be enjoying myself 100% and then out of no where I will have a flashback. It is extremely frustrating and I hate seeing how it effects the ones who love me. I...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    In my first "experience" I told you that you and I are different. This experience will just be peeling back one of the layers so you can see in more detail. I was diagnosed with...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M Aug 10

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    My best friend was abused as a child and from the stories he told me, I am still really distraught over what his Dad did to him. It was physical and emotional abuse. People always...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It was my grandfather. He was basically my father - he had raised me since I was an infant. He was the only constant in my world, he knew everything, and even though he was sick...
    roseblossom90 roseblossom90 22-25, F Aug 4

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    What to do when you can't talk about it? Will it ever subside? The flashbacks, the anger and hostility. Heavily medicated for other mental illnesses, but there are none to take...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Tonight my best friend is spending the night and she let me use her phone to call Ashton and he made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe and I was snorting uncontrollably well...
    SlimsB SlimsB 16-17, F Aug 24

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    ever since I was a little girl running around in my cinderella pjs, I always have flashbacks of when I would have bad panic attacks over some little things kids shouldn't worry...
    suicidegetout suicidegetout 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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    I will be having a good time and then all of a sudden I will have a flashback. It's terrifying and exhausting to deal with. I see his face and hear his voice. He gets louder and...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Aug 8

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    When I was young, probably around second grade, a girl moved to my school. I didn't know her but she started to pick on me. It went on until 5th grade. At one point she decided to...
    elizabethcalvin elizabethcalvin 13-15, F Aug 9

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    I was raped. I have nightmares bc of it, flashbacks too.
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    My sister (3 yrs older) sexually abused me when I was 11. She was abused by my grandfather. I get flashes of her holding me down kissing and touching me - I felt guilty, sick and...
    lulumonta lulumonta 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Anyone knowing my own personal experiences won't be supprised that I'm against it, but what is "it" exactly? Child abuse. It's not always sexual, not even physical... it's taking...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I have been holding this in for about 6 months now. Of course friends and family know, but I always feel restricted on what I can tell them. So, here it is. I was raped in college...
    rachh4321 rachh4321 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    where do you start... at the beginning I guess. It all started when I was 4, I can remember trying to tell my mother about it,, She either didn't want to except it or didn't...
    wnme wnme 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    Religious crap gets rammed down the throats of millions of innocent kids the world over, from all religions. It is the worst kind of mental child abuse and many of them turn into...
    uknudy uknudy 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I want nothing more than to forget it... Sometimes I have nightmares of what happened in my childhood on the outside everything seemed perfect most people looked at my household...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    Survivor means I lived to tell the story. I will tell the story even though the ones who hurt me made me sure that no-one would ever believe me. I will tell the story even though...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    2 things: 1) Most of those who make abuse and violence to children have been threated that way too. 2) Most children will see the limits imposed by adults as abuse, when it is not...
    Sjachaurix Sjachaurix 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I've been that way all my life. There is a song called "if your heart isn't in it" by Atlantic Starr that I've been listening to and could relate to since I was just six years old...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Never talked about it more then two or three times in my life and yesterday I just said it to my best friend and I saw his reaction then I knew I never told him that I was abused...
    Dengel85 Dengel85 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ethan614c4ap9 Ethan614c4ap9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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