I am wondering if anyone here has ever suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? The Reason I Ask: First of all I feel pretty comfortable with you guys, and this is relatively anonymous considering in a few months this post will be forgotten. So here goes, a long time ago I was bashed by a group of guys in my class. I saw a therapist for a long time, learned to deal with the nightmares, the panic attacks, and so on. Recently I have started having nightmares again. I actually wake up in the middle of the night. I can't breathe, sweating, and my chest feels like an elephant is sitting on it. Do the nightmares and the feeling that come along with it every go completely away?