Originally Posted by GreySorrel
OP...how bad was the bite you sustained from the horse? And how old were you when this happened? I got to thinking last night about PTSD, as unfortunately many people are often misdiagnosed with this disorder when a doctor, counselor or other health care professional doesn't know what else to label a disorder with.
How did your parents react when you showed them the bite? Your friends? Could their reaction, or something they inadvertently said maybe caused you to be over fearful of what happened?
I was about 10 years old at that time. When I got bitten I didn't feel any fear or anything. I showed the would to one of my friends and she was like "ouch!" but I didn't show it to anyone else. I guess I was in denial that a horse can bite me because everyone knew me as a horse lover and I could never imagine a horse biting me and everyone else was just fine. The horse only bit me :(
But a couple of years later I started to have nightmares on the horse bite and a disease taking over my body and I would cry daily over it. Even now I have moments when I feel such an overwhelming feeling that I start pacing around my room to calm myself down, this happened last night as well. It's devastating thinking about how many years I had wasted obsessing over this. PTSD is very serious if it can cause this much suffering.