I haven't been around a lot because work/family stuff have been insane. But now I need your help. One of the reasons I'm ambivalent about trigger warnings is that my worst episodes stemming from early sexual assault have never come from something that would call for a trigger warning.

So anyway, it happened at work today. I can't say the context because it might be revealing, but I went into full panic mode. I was able to talk to my therapist for a few minutes which took the edge off and I was able to get through my evening meetings.

But now I can't sleep, I'm shaky, and feel really weepy and anxious, though unable to cry.

Any suggestions for how to calm down? sex is not an option. Is it bad to have a class of wine? I have a long day tomorrow and need to get some sleep.

My therapist agreed with me that there were real reasons that I got set off and that I handled it well, but I have to admit that the Woody Allen/Dylan Farrow shit had me on edge for a few weeks and I've just started my period. I'm a fucking mess.

ETA: Thanks everyone. You guys are the best. I tried some of the tapping recommended by Snacktastic and I think I'm going to take a hot bath and have a class of wine while listening to my favorite podcast. Maru will be my backup plan if I wake up in the night.