You’re noting this as a potential problem and it may be, but I don’t have enough information to know what might be wrong. I would recommend keeping track of these experiences. You should note the following about your flashbacks: when they occur (i.e. time of day), your location (i.e. work, home, etc.) and what you’re doing (i.e. just waking up, immediately upon standing, etc.), whether you are highly stressed, whether you haven’t slept well, their content, and how long they last.
Perhaps do this for about a month and then analyze your data. Do you see any patterns? How often do they occur over the course of the month? This information might help you to better understand the flashbacks. Over time, you may notice a pattern developing. Having these records would also be highly beneficial to a health care or mental health professional.
Documenting the flashbacks are a good idea but it would be more helpful to discuss your concerns with your primary care doctor. He or she can gather more information about these experiences and determine if treatment is necessary. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle