Please realize that this is my opinion based on experience and observation. I am in no way stating any of this as FACT.
I have PTSD stemming from a violent assault and rape. My goal and my hope is that enough of us share our battles, we might ease the "stigma" of judgemental ignorance.
My questions above are personal I know, so answer anon if you wish to share.
ETA: I have been reading all of your replies so far, and I want to send (((hugs))) to each of you. You're very brave for sharing anon or not. Thank You. Its relieving to know that there's others out there who truly understand what PTSD does to your life isn't it? I am thinking about creating a PTSD online support group. Would any of you consider joining the group? We would be able to talk to each other knowing without fear or worry of being judged because we are having a bad time. We would be able to support each other. It's such a shame that we all know the stigma of judgemental assholes. We need to support each other. Don't you think? Please keep sharing, its so important, especially since it helps other PTSD sufferers realize they are not alone.