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    sara44

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    Flashback occurring at same time as present situations anxiety

    Post by sara44 on Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:39 am

    I don't know what to do about this "double" thing that happens...

    I'll be feeling anxious about a current situation (medical), feeling out of control and anxious i'll get hurt.
    This triggers flashbacks to when i got hurt and was out of control of a situation in the past with an abusive husband.

    The "emotional" flashback "colors" the present situation with extreme emotions (worst case scenarios usually), and its difficult to sort out and deal with the "normal" anxiety one would feel with a medical situation.  

    I find myself applying worst case scenario thoughts to present medical situation and believing they are true.  Having the emotional flashback emotions at the same time as the present situations anxiety is really confusing.  

    Does anyone have this difficulty?

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