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    For the last two years of my life I have been having flashbacks. I keep re-living parts of my life that occurred even as far back as 1996. 1996 would make me 7-year-old.

    I'm not joking.

    It's basically re-living anything that caused me emotional pain. Sometimes these flashbacks make me seethe with rage. Sometimes the pain manifests as aggression and effects my day-to-day life. Such as when I'm at work.

    I have an appointment to see my GP and I was going to explain these symptoms and hopefully get referred to a specialist. Surely, though, something is amiss if I'm having constant flashbacks about Primary School?

    The problem is those emotional scars are early ones and at a time when any person is easy to control and easy to hurt. I had some additional ones delivered to me by people who also went to my Secondary School. It was clearly easier for them to open up certain wounds. Even so, though, I've been seething and sometimes a madness takes over me and I feel like hitting someone.
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    To be honest this sounds like PTSD to me - my ex would regularly have such flashbacks and she had that so from my experiences that's what I'd say. I'd definitely write down some notes about your flashbacks i.e what, who, when, how it made you feel then vs now when you go to see your GP as it can be hard to remember things truthfully on the spot. Hope they have some answers for you!
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    (Original post by buf0buf0)
    To be honest this sounds like PTSD to me - my ex would regularly have such flashbacks and she had that so from my experiences that's what I'd say. I'd definitely write down some notes about your flashbacks i.e what, who, when, how it made you feel then vs now when you go to see your GP as it can be hard to remember things truthfully on the spot. Hope they have some answers for you!
    PTSD from Primary School events and I am now 28?

    I recently met an ex-squaddie who had PTSD. If I am a sensitive, introverted, giving and loving empath then mayhaps I've taken on some of his struggle?

    How far back were your ex's flashbacks?
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    (Original post by Dekuyper)
    PTSD from Primary School events and I am now 28?

    I recently met an ex-squaddie who had PTSD. If I am a sensitive, introverted, giving and loving empath then mayhaps I've taken on some of his struggle?

    How far back were your ex's flashbacks?
    You often see veterans still suffering from PTSD into their 70s and 80s, so having flashbacks from 20yrs ago isn't unreasonable. Hopefully your GP will be able to help you out x
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    They can come from any point in your life, hers were from her childhood too from ages 6 to 10 so quite a similar time to your flashbacks. Meeting someone with a similar struggle could have caused emotions you weren't even aware of to resurface.

    I was bullied in primary school and although I don't have flashbacks as you describe them I used to feel very angry, upset, and humiliated when ever I was reminded of it so I can relate to your struggle to some degree
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