When will I feel normal again?
Normally trauma responses start about 2 days after the incident (when the shock has worn off) and continuefor 4-6 weeks. Over this 4-6 week period you should start feeling more and more yourself. If you don’t it is probably a good idea to go for counselling.
However it is important to bear in mind that if you have had numerous traumas before this incident your recovery period will be longer. The trauma you have experienced now will bring back emotions and memories from your previous trauma experiences. This means that you are not dealing with one incident at the moment, you are dealing with all your previous experiences of trauma.