PTSD affects everyone in different ways. When I got an actual diagnostic evaluation in 1990, twenty years after the initial truama, I was told I had shell shock. The Vagas nerve problems could not be understood till it was discovered by doctors in the 1990's. The Vagas nerve is affected by the disorder; I would pass out if I ate something too hot or cold or stress. The night terrors can be extreme at times, especially when I was going through menopause. I still have to be careful with stress.. But now, I at least get a second of warning it is going to occur and I can warn someone. This is a classic symptom of PTSD. My Vagas nerve will become inflamed and swell and cut off my oxygen, hence I become unconscious. Because there is so much that hasn't been explored, I am sure there are many things that I do not understand. Like I said before, I have had this for fifty years. Many years of therapy, medication and studying this condition. And I still don't know enough. At least, I don't want to die.......those days are gone. Thank goodness!! I wish all of you love and light and understanding.