I was diagnosed with ptsd when I was five. I just turned twenty two this month. I was raped and abused by my father from ages 2 or 3 (My therapist and my mother couldn't tell when it exactly started) -5. My abuse stopped when my brother spoke up. My brother then went on to abuse me (he was also abused by my father) until I was 7, until I decided to say something. I feel like I'm always stressed with anxiety but I just don't know it. I've had times where I've been in major stress inducing situations and I'm calm as can be but hives appear on the side of my face. Once in high school during exams, my whole body broke out into hives. That was the first time my body had hives, and it was stress induced because I'm not allergic to anything. They didn't itch unless I thought about it. But I didn't know I was stressed. So now anytime I have hives appear on my face is my q. (any one else experience this by the way?) I went through counseling for a couple of years from my first therapist then she moved away. I was taken out of counseling and put back in about three times over. I feel like I wasn't given the help I needed. I had to figure out why I acted a certain way by the power of google. Example: My mother was always around during the time of my abuse. I avoided her and didn't talk to her for six months. I would act aloof. I never knew avoidance was apart of ptsd. During that same time was my final therapist, who said that nothing was wrong with me and I didn't have ptsd. Does ptsd go away? Do I still have ptsd?