While you can't go back and change the past, you can examine the long term effects of something on you. As I deal with being an outpatient, I look at my trauma history and ask, are the effects of long term untreated abuse now catching up to me? Yes, everyone's different. But if you have long term stress, symptoms may not show up for a long time. You feel okay, and nothing seems out of place. Then suddenly, your heart function drops 50%.
Something happened in the past month that caused my relapse. What exactly was it? At times, I try to go to sleep at night, and I feel like I can't control my pulse. What is it?