Triggers and talking about trauma we experienced can cause us to experience physiological symptoms. When talking about my sexual abuse experience with my counselor this morning, I began to feel very nauseated and I did get sick when I got home after my appointment. Sometimes we can feel something physically before our conscious allows us to be aware we have been triggered. A couple years ago, I saw a man I had never met before. I began to have a panic attack and I felt a hand gripping my arm. It wasn't until a little while later that I realized I was panicking because that man looked similar to the man who had kidnapped me as a child and before he molested me, he had grabbed me by the arm and dragged me a few feet across the room.
I want to invite you to leave comments with your experiences and/or thoughts on physiological symptoms related to living with PTSD and get a dialogue going about this topic.
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