Sorry that this is so long but please answer it.
I was really good friends with a girl in year 9 and 10 (grades 8 and 9 for everyone in America) in high school. When we started in year 11 (10th grade), she gradually started harassing me, it went on until the end of the year when she left to another school. She'd pickup on the smallest mistakes I made and call me stupid, ask "what the hell" I was doing even for going to the bathroom or asking a question during class and she'd laugh at practically everything I did. I remember sitting at my desk in science or maths class (we had those classes together) crying because I felt incapable of understanding anything and waking up in the middle of the night having panic attacks. During year 12 (11th grade) a couple of people asked why I didn't like her but I just shut down, started feeling anxious and never ended up telling anyone about what happened.
I'd practically forgotten about it until this year (I'm 22 now, and year 17 if you want to look at it like that) when another girl started doing the same thing. It only went on for a few weeks, but all the memories from year 11 came flooding back. After the last time I saw her, I went to a lecture and I couldn't stop crying, I felt choky and all I could think about was sitting in class at high school crying because I didn't feel capable.
Did I have a flashback? And is it possible I have PTSD from what happened?
Most Helpful Guy
If you had PTSD the symptoms would be present all the time. You are just remembering a traumatic experience from your childhood and of course that is painful. You need to be more assertive in the way you deal with people. I've been offered a course in Assertiveness, maybe you could do something similar. Or even get a good book on the subject.3
Most Helpful Girl
yes, i think you need to stand up for yourself, don't cry and slap that bicth4