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Why do I have anxiety at random times?

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Last Updated: 12/09/2019 at 11:10am
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March 14th, 2016 12:16am
Anxiety tends to come from a build up of many things going on in your life. Most of the time, my panic attacks happen in the middle of the night, not after a specific incident or encounter that would normally trigger my anxiety. It can be very hard to identify what sets off your anxiety when it seems to happen at random times, but it's important to track when you have panic attacks to try to recognize patterns so that in the future, you will know what to avoid or what makes anxiety worse.
January 26th, 2015 5:46am
This is how anxiety works. When you get anxious, I suggest clearing your mind. Listen to music, draw, meditate. Do anything to get your mind off of the anxiety.
March 12th, 2015 5:53pm
Sometimes those kinds of things happen, specially to people suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), but it happens to everyone up to a certain extent, so don't worrry about it too much
March 26th, 2015 1:28am
Anxiety is mostly likely caused by some sort of trigger event that you may not even realize you are experiencing. Try to figure out what happens or what you are thinking prior to the anxiety in order to more accurately determine what that trigger may be.
June 22nd, 2015 7:55pm
Anxiety can occur often or randomly mainly from built-up stress. What's most important is accepting this and learning how to counter the anxiety and fix it
September 7th, 2015 4:19pm
You can have anxiety at random times because there may be certain triggers that set the anxiety off. For example, if someone is afraid of birds and that person sees an eagle, they will have a strong, anxious reaction. Some triggers are unrecognizable or very very subtle, though. It may be hard to pinpoint which triggers predict a strong anxious reaction.
October 29th, 2015 6:30pm
Anxiety is usually caused by certain triggers. You may not even be aware of these triggers that are occurring which is why you feel they are happening at random times. It is important to find the root of your anxiety and then you can learn how to cope and deal with it.
November 16th, 2015 8:57am
a person who is anxious by nature tends to feel anxious randomly because He/she is insecure or remembers something from the past that has gone wrong etc
December 1st, 2015 1:01pm
Anxiety that occurs at random times often points to an anxiety disorder. However you should never self diagnose and therefore if you experience anxiety often for no reason you should first go to a professional instead of jumping to conclusions too quickly. That way you can be sure and get the help you need on how to deal with it.
January 11th, 2016 1:30am
In my case, i think is because i want to have everything under control, or at least, be able to do something about it. I don't mind having problems, but i want to fix them if so. And those times that you can't do anything, you are totally useless to fix something, that is what make me feel anxiety.
April 25th, 2016 1:34am
If your anxiety can be triggered by many things then this is possible. Its good if u can seek some counseling or therapy to help you cope with it.
April 2nd, 2019 1:16am
Sometimes when we think too much about the possibilities of a decision we can experience anxiety when we are unsure of the outcome. We must breathe and remember that it is just a possible for a good outcome to come out of a decision than a negative one. If something negative happens, it is just a lesson and we take what we can learn from it with grace and move on. Holding on to pain from the past can increase anxiety and cause depression symptoms from access worry. It is important to remember to breathe, find your center, and ask a friend to help you think more logically and less with emotion.
December 9th, 2019 11:10am
Hello, I am sorry to hear that. Anxiety is not necessarily a bad thing. On the contrary, it might help you realize that there is something bothering you that you avoid to solve. And sometimes it might even be beneficial. Actually, anxiety can push you to work through your problems. Although, sometimes anxiety can be too much to bear or even lead to panic attacks. If I were you I would ask myself what it is really the trigger of that emotion. Then think what you can do to help yourself relax. Develop some relaxing techniques, like breathing exercises that can help your body deal with stress. Please let me know how helpful I am being for you Also feel free to keep me updated about how you are doing. Best wishes