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1392 Views 7 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  dissoziation
I've noticed for several weeks that I've been having brief, recurring episodes that normally last a few seconds. I don't know what they are, but I'll have vivid memories that feel like some kind of flashback (though right now I'm reluctant to call them that); the memories consist of the accident that I had in May when I dislocated my knee. They change a lot but will always be centered around certain details during the event.

It just tends to either happen out of nowhere or it results from my mind wandering. Aside from my injuries, I've also had moments where I'll briefly remember embarrassing or unpleasant memories during these quick episodes. I pull myself out of them by unclenching and then clenching my fist. If the memory or thought is particularly distressing to me, the fidgeting will become more exaggerated and my hand will usually go into a 'claw' position.

Does anyone know what this is called? Or has anyone experienced something similar?
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Yes it's cald ptsd. Believe me I know exactly what you're going through I do have it on very severely it's actually a root cause of my anxiety depression and depersonalization. Heard you to see a psychiatrist as soon as possible to start working on alleviating these memories through process
Can PTSD cause you to fidget like this? And can injuries like this be a cause of PTSD?
I'm sorry, but I don't see how fidgeting lines up with acting out behaviors.
Slightly irrelevant update: going to get surgery on this knee next month. I've gotten surgery before but this makes me sad for no good reason.
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