I am probably not the only one on this forum who has been abused as a child. I was tortured physically and mentally until I escaped that house of horrors when I was 16 years old. Fortunately, I was never sexually abused. I It took me many years to deal with the issues that tormented me from a very early age on. Apart from the psychological, emotional and spiritual damage that my parents inflicted on me, I also had to deal with compacted spinal injures that caused me chronic pain for nearly 20 years. I always refused the standard ways of addressing my issues. Instead I turned to alternative therapies such as acupuncture, meditation, Buddhist counselling and many others. My progress was slow and painful but I pressed on. One of the worst things that kept reoccurring, were the sudden panic attacks that were triggered by seemingly harmless situations or circumstances, such as my boy-friend playing some innocent prank on me that caused a total meltdown in me, reminding me of how things used to be when I was a kid. At one stage an old school friend of mine contacted me after many years, reviving old memories in me that led me to have a nervous breakdown as long repressed memories suddenly started to surface from the depth of my consciousness. Well, I found many ways to deal with my PTSD over the years, and I haven't had any attacks for 4 years now. I don't think that I will ever experience the kind of anxiety and panic attacks that I used to have. I really worked through most of my issues with total dedication to understand them better. Do you carry any PTSD injuries from your childhood?