Hello. Recently diagnosed (late) and less than 5 people know so far - and my animal.
Deluge of flashbacks from childhood, and not great things I'll just say (traumatic) - the whole flashback thing is new to me. Perhaps triggered by one of the assessment questionnaires - the one that assessment exposure to traumatic events for possible PTSD. It made me realize how many times some things occured. I don't have PTSD, tho, despite the score, which is good.)
The flashbacks are really inconvenient and keep occuring so it looks like I have to get help for that now too. For someone who never thought to get help and never realized i wasn't "neurotypical" (<--new word) - it's a lot to process.
Is it because my mind NOW understands why/how those things could have happened, so it's causing me to remember them so I can process them in light of the diagnosis?
DID/does ANYONE ELSE deal with the flashback thing after the looong assessment process?
Yes, every hour nearly, it is painful and hard to cope with. I have just had the diagnosis and its like my brain has gone into overtime trying to help me understand and make sense of so much
I have been told it will calm down but will take time
I can't wait, its exhausting
Hope it calms down for you soon too
As if we don't have enough to cope with !!
I can relate to the mental overtime. Typically I research topics to death. The new topic is autism. The turret is turned inward! I am newly diagnosed and same age as you. It's like having to refactor everything to understand it with a new lense. Snowfield I do believe it will indeed calm down; I have to believe it :)