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    Senior Member Timaru's Avatar
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  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by skippy13 View Post
    Depending upon how you got injured, PTSD may be responsible for an exaggerated startle response.

    I get startled by the sound of my refrigerator compressor turning on. It is that bad. And yes, the physical pain is really something.
    I don't have PTSD, so that can't be the reason for my discomfort with the noises. Good suggestion though.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    i have the exact same experience and i also notice an immediate "fight" response where i get really angry that i was startled so bad.
    Yes, I forgot to mention how angry I get when the startle episode happens. I had never considered it a fight or flight thing. I suppose thats possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betheny View Post
    It's a physical pain here, like electrocution of lower limbs. If I have PTSD from all the events of the past 10 years they might as well send me to Iraq or something. I have been threatening to move to Somalia and become a pirate. Told Jake I'd give Dingo an eyepatch. I'll be the lady in the chair growling Aaarrgghhhh.
    You could be the first wheelchair pirate. Let me know how that works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flicka View Post
    I found a research paper on it:
    Your link to the research paper seems to add validity to my problem. What a nice find you had with that paper. Very impressive. How did you find that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by partygirl View Post
    I also get the electric shock from my back, down my legs to the tips of my toes from a sudden noise, it's really nasty!
    i am not SCI from an acute accident, mine is from TM and fucked SC investigative surgery, so where does the PTSD come from for me?
    By the way, i thought i was the only one, didn't realise it was common...hooray!
    From the responses to my original post, I'd say this is a pretty common problem, but others are surprised to hear it is not just them. My SCI doctors never heard of it when i told them about my noise experiences.

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    This can be a very specific symptom of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) which can occur after any traumatic event (such as sudden onset paralysis or a serious accident, not just combat experiences).


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    I'm a para due to autoimmune problems.. no stress here and I also jump and the pain is more like a little jolt to me.... I'm also caught off guard more easily.. My fiancee' can quietly walk into a room and when I notice him I about jump out of my skin..LOL
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    This happened to me during the first 3-4 months. It was really annoying.

    I'm pretty sure i never had PTSD but after those 4 months it went back to normal, now i'm OK. Hope you lose this too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millard View Post
    Hi WFE,

    I had forgotten about walking. During electrical storms, I would have to sit down. A close lightning strike would cause me to fall also. It seemed like this time was when I needed to go to the restroom the worst.

    I haven't forgotten about walking, but the thing I remember most is how tired I got all the time. I wonder still why I was so against using a chair, I didn't even have one. I didn't get a chair before it said completely stop and I thought it was too long to walk to the bathroom from my couch That was the time I understood it was time to get a chair.

    And I was falling down all the time when I was outside.
    TH 12, 43 years post

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