Is it normal to have panic attacks out of the blue without any triggers?
Last Updated: 07/17/2017 at 10:21am
Lindsay Scheinerman, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
My work with clients is to help them recognize and build on their strengths to find solutions for the conflicts presented in their lives.
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Most of the time, my panic attacks happen for no reason. Sometimes it starts because of something happening or when I have a bad feeling about something. So it is possible.
It is normal to have panic attacks without triggers. If you have a panic attack that seems out of the blue, there may be a less obvious cause. If you have daily stresses at work or home, try to minimize your stress. Also limit your caffeine, and alcohol intake. (Talk to your doctor about any medication or other possible stimulants that may be causing it). Get plenty of rest, and exercise (a daily walk may help), and eat regularly. Panic attacks are unpredictable, but you can minimize their onsets.
Yes it could have been something you seen earlier that day and you surpressed it and your body when it was relaxed decided to let that pressure off.
In my experience there are triggers, but we don't usually know what they are and they are very hard to understand because many come from causes that we don't remember.
yes panic attacks can come out the blue for no reason's you do not realize sometimes, what has caused it to happen
Based on my personal experience, I'd say it's not uncommon or odd. It could be due to many things... heightened levels of stress, being overwhelmed, or your brain may even have triggers that you don't know about. The brain is a complex thing and sometimes it just does things you don't always understand!
Yes, anxiety can be quite unpredictable. But there is always a way to better understand and help your anxiety.
Depending on its situation. Most of the time, it is normal to have panic attacks. It is all in our mind. We lead our thinking into a deeper tunnel that seems so dark that makes you think there is no way out.
Yes, I think. It occurs to me too. It happens to me, especially when I'm in public. I don't even know the reason, it just happens to me.
Yes. You may not think there are any triggers, but there are. Even smells, or sounds can be a trigger.
Yes. I have had a number of years living with panic attacks, and with me, they rarely have any triggers. In time, I have just come to notice the early signs of a beginning of a panic attack and learned how to cope with them as they come.
Yes and no. Maybe there is a trigger you aren't noticing or havent realized is a trigger. Try and think about your panic attacks and see if thereis anything linking them. I thought my panic attacks were random but after therapy I noticed that there was just a trigger that i didnt notice.
That's totally normal! Panic attacks can happen anytime. But when they do happen just breathe in and out
I have them often seemingly out of the blue. I am told it can be quite normal, even if there are triggers present sometimes they can't be noticed until you reflect on the situation afterwards and lets face it, who really wants to go back to the situation and dwell on it. After I have survived a panic attack I just want to move forward. Sometimes as hard as I try to avoid anything that might trigger a panic attack it will still happen.
Sometimes, panic attacks do come and go seemingly without any triggers whatsoever. Sometimes, we don't know what triggers us, since it could be the smallest things. It is also important to realize that sometimes we can trigger ourselves, as well. Seek some expert advice on finding out why you're having panic attacks so suddenly, as these can be hard to prevent and control.
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