What causes to me to have panic attacks (triggers) ?
Last Updated: 03/15/2021 at 8:21pm
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Panic attacks can be triggered by numerous causes, including reliving or re-imagining traumatic experiences. The best way to find out why you're having panic attacks is to inventory your thoughts just before you had the attack. What was going through your mind? Was it different things? Fears of the future? Memories of the past? The more you understand the thoughts and feelings that trigger the panic attacks, the closer you will be to managing them.
Triggers are unique for everyone, to find your triggers you may have to look into what situations you are in where your panic attacks occur the most.
triggers can range very widely. places, people, scents, sounds, & sights can all contribute to panic
Triggers are different for everyone, and recognizing them can be difficult. Sometimes it helps to try to figure them out once a panic attack is over and you've had a chance to calm down. Go back--write it out if it helps you--and figure out what was happening around you and inside your head when your panic attack started.
Only you can know what sets off your anxiety. Take note of things that cause your anxiety and make efforts to avoid or work through those things.
Society. We all have that picture where everyone has to be perfect and those who are flawed are picked on. You feel the need to be better
Being in a situation that you don't like, being pressured, people arguing, it really depends on the person because everyone gets triggered for different reasons
No one can really tell you these triggers for you as they vary from person to person. What you could do to try and find these triggers is to remember what you were doing/thinking/saying before the panic attack and then write it down to see if you can spot a pattern.
Panic attacks are a big burst of adrenaline. It is your fight or flight response in full force at that moment, even if seemingly nothing is going on around you, your brain is firing off that you need to act NOW. That anxiety that builds up, those fears, are now suddenly bursting out into panic, and your brain thinks that there is an immediate situation you need to react to.
It happens because you got scared once. And you had reasons. So Your brain remembered the fear and anxious thoughts. You probably felt a very strong emotion. So now those anxious thoughts became automated, You get them automatically when You brain is triggered with breathing, health issue or danger. But they are manageable. If you would identify them you can control and change them. As a result your panic attacks will stop. A bit about thoughts. Thoughts are like road signs for navigating life. It takes effort and practice to become more aware of thoughts. We may or may not be aware that we buy into our thoughts. By doing so, it’s like treating them as truth and taking them literally. This can be problematic since thoughts can be destructive.
Panic attacks can be triggered by anxiety and things that can cause you worry, distress, stress, and worry. It can sometimes happen if you are an over thinker or worry about things way too much than anyone else. Sometimes you can't help it. The best thing you can do is try to figure out the problem and reason why it's happening and then figure out how to stop it or prevent it from happening. The best way to try and stop a panic attack is by trying to work on breathing and calming your heart rate, the next is maybe try drinking some water, then maybe try talking to a friend or maybe writing down how you feel.
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