But really as much as I could try to assign reasons for my feelings and find ways to avoid triggers, it never solved the fact that it was a problem in the first place, never answered why this was a problem for me and nobody else around me. Like I said, it hasn't been much of a problem for me at all since I moved out of my last apartment in Pittsburgh, but I can't say if it is because I have not had any triggers, or if the problem isn't as bad as it used to be. I have pretty good control over myself, so it never got to the point of me not going to class or avoiding public places or anything, and no lasting effects after the episode was over other than wondering how and why I got so upset in the first place. It is certainly a curious thing.
- From the desk of Mrs. M