I've repressed the memory for more than 15 years. I don't even know the year it happened, let alone the day or anything. It kind of gets in the way of me knowing if it even happened. But strange memories and feelings creep up about it all the time.
I agree. The memories emerged some years before I began College. It was in conjunction with other forms abuse other than sexual. If "false memory syndrome" is at work, its because I experienced other kinds of harm than sexual. One day, I just started to act wildly emotional and stressed, and I got put on medication.
Alot of people are when I mention that. Thats the thing why I have been so reluctant, I seemed to have gotten along fine for a few years after that, but really, after many years afer it happened I seemed to just snap.
I have PTSD too. When I moved out on my own at 19 within 6 months I was terrified of everything went to counselling. Once I became clean and sober the terror happened again - through counselling I realized how much of an impact the past abuse played a role in my life.