I’m writing this because I’m confused and I’m hoping someone on the Tribe can help.
I met with a new Psychiatrist on Monday and he suggested that I try anger management sessions. Yes I have trouble controlling my anger at times but I also find myself reliving past events that scare or "freak" me out, which lead me to a PTSD site. So I decided to take a self assessment test and the first question was; In your life, have you ever had any experience that was so frightening, horrible, or upsetting that you Have had nightmares about it or thought about it when you did not want to? And I couldn’t answer it because I don’t remember. I'm beginning to wonder if maybe I've blocked something in the past that was traumatizing to me. Is this possible and would it be considered PTSD if I've blocked it?
I sometimes get flashes of things that I believe happened but I can’t be sure. And sometimes I get flashes I KNOW happened but I don’t want to remember them. How can I find out if these things actually happened????
I know that I need to discuss this with my therapist but that will involve her asking more questions that I don’t know if I can answer.