PTSD was triggered by several traumas, including a childhood with physical and mental abuse.
I was once attacked at night thinking i was left to die. Counselors came to see in the hospital but declined their help.
I couldn't close my eyes without envisioning the face of my attacker. I suffered horrific flashbacks and nightmares. I started distancing myself from the outside world...
another traumatic event re-triggered the PTSD. It was as if I was back in the place of my attack, I saw violent images every time I closed my eyes. I lost all ability to concentrate or even complete simple tasks.
forgetting where, or who, I was. I would panic on the freeway and became unable to drive. For some time, I managed to keep it together on the outside, but then I became unable to leave my house again.
my condition was real and treatable. I felt safe for the first time in years. Taking medication and undergoing therapy marked the turning point.