I don't know if it's a normal part of what is PTSD or not. But when there is alot going on in the house, like if the kids are especially loud and active, I get incredibly overwhelmed and start getting incredibly anxious. Tonight it got so bad I had my husband go back and get me my anti-anxiety med, which I only take as needed. Dealing with PTSD, understanding it, it's still foreign to me. Is it normal to get easily overwhelmed by external stressors or loud noises? Does this happen to anyone else? Or am I just nuts.