Okay, almost 6 years ago, I was in a really bad car accident... I was driving home from a night of dancing with my friends in my dad's truck (thank goodness, since mine had no airbags because it was old!)...It was about 2am. Some drunk idiot ran a red light, over 2 medians, and hit under the truck. The truck flipped 2 times, and was completely totalled with the exception of the area surrounding me, which was a miracle (the part around me actually was pushed OUT, while the rest collapsed in). No witnesses came to my car to check on me, which I found out later, after screaming for help, that it was because they all thought I had died, it was that bad...They needed to use the jaws of life to get me out (which, BTW, right after an accident like that, the LAST time you want to hear is the car crunching and glass breaking...). I ended up with 5 herniated discs in my back due to the accident.
Anyway, to this day, I still have nightmares about it quite frequently... I also tense up really bad and my heart skips beats any time that there's a situation where we need to hit the brakes quick. And anytime we watch a tv show or movie and there's a crash scene, I tense up, so much so that my body actually hurts when it's done. It's getting better, but it's still hard. In the beginning, DH used to have to actually hold me to calm me down (we started dating 2 months after my accident).
Anyway, I'm wondering if this is normal, or if it's something I should talk to my doctor about? I thought it would get easier as time went by, but it's pretty much staying the same.
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