ANY kind of outward physical reaction during a flashback? Oh yeah. In a great big way. Which is why the single most important thing to me, with either flashbacks or being triggered, is self control. Even so? I’ve come far too close to killing someone far too many times. Because I don’t cry during flashbacks, I usually get violent, if I don’t divorce my thoughts/feelings/actions from each other. As actions that made perfect sense -and were completely justified- 20 years ago? Are anything but sensible and just, today. <snicker> I have this crazy reputation for patience that is absolutely undeserved. I have virtually no patience to speak of, and a wicked hot temper. But I DO have -and am willing to fight for- self control.has anyone experienced physical reactions when triggered like this ?
Hey, I definitely freeze/get social anxiety and feel quite powerless as my flashbacks are quite persistent as I still live in original childhood trauma environment and my trauma was more bullying. I don't get the uncontrolled screaming or crying but I can understand why you or anyone would. the ptsd flashbacks are almost like obsessions but I try to use a 'three-second rule'; literally anything more than three seconds and I pause try to bring myself back to reality and breathe. This really helps as my flashbacks are regular and I have to regularly ground myself in the now. I belong in a twelve step fellowship so I borrow a lot of the tools (journalling, talking about how I feel, helping others out in a similar boat) from that fellowship to help me deal with this ptsd condition.hey .. has any one experienced uncontrolled screaming and crying during a flashback
I’ve heard about “physical somatics” meaning that people’s bodies actually reenact the original trauma INVOLUNTARILY. There was a thread hear entitled flashbacks where a person mentioned it. It seems like it is one of the last stages of flashbacks where the trauma is actually erased leaving only the memory.so this didn’t always happen but a period of time when i was really struggling mentally i would say and i was having flashbacks and i was screaming and crying my friend witnessed this and she also said i was crying and banged my head on the ground. has anyone experienced physical reactions when triggered like this ?