My ptsd came from long term physical abuse from older boys. Yesterday I had a flashback. I remember quite well most of the details of the assault when I got a concussion and broken ear drum my senior year. I didn't remember exactly how the concussion came. Yesterday it came back to me.
Last night I was dreaming of being physically assaulted from behind (like most of the attacks. I heard a jingle as the attacker came out of the closet (dream). I swung my elbow hard to fend off the attack. I jumped up twisted in blankets and turned. I had just elbowed my wife who was jumping up to get to a phone in another room (have a family member with medical issues). Thankfully the blow was somewhat deflected by the angle, but I swung hard and i'm in pretty good shape.
Today I feel just awful. I don't want to hurt anyone, especially my wife.