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What causes to me to have panic attacks (triggers) ?

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Last Updated: 11/24/2020 at 9:41pm
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Top Rated Answers
Anonymous
January 28th, 2015 11:09pm
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.
Anonymous
February 19th, 2015 3:42pm
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.
SweetPorcelain
May 8th, 2015 2:24am
triggers can range very widely. places, people, scents, sounds, & sights can all contribute to panic
Anonymous
May 24th, 2015 7:54pm
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.
Ametrine
June 30th, 2015 3:51am
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.
Anonymous
May 23rd, 2016 6:41am
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
softUnicorns54
October 4th, 2016 1:41pm
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
Anonymous
August 21st, 2017 11:40am
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.
Anonymous
December 12th, 2017 5:49pm
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.
Anonymous
November 24th, 2020 9:41pm
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.