I have PTSD from watching my mom get taken off of life-support in the hospital when I was 15 (I am now 21). Usually just someone saying the word "mom" or something that reminds me of her will trigger a flashback. For me, though, I don't feel like I'm actually transported back to that time and place. I just have lots of intense images from that day flashing through my head and I just feel like...a stab of heartache. That's the best way I can describe it. Sometimes the images are just always running through the back of my mind for hours at a time.
I actually was just recently diagnosed with PTSD, I thought only people who had served in combat could have it and I didn't realize the things I had been experiencing were symptoms of it until my psychiatrist talked to me about it. Very interesting to hear it from another perspective and know that other people do experience feelings like this.
Also, having just been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and PTSD within the last six months (after suffering for many years and just trying to go it alone), this podcast has been such a relief for me to listen to and know that I'm not alone and that I'm not the only one who has crazy fucked up thoughts running through my head every day. So thank you, Paul, for starting this and I hope you can keep it going for a long time