What Type Of Situation Or Location Triggers Your Anxiety Or Panic Attacks?Question – What type of situation or location triggers your anxiety or panic attacks?Jessie – Being in a super crowded place without my husband to hold onto. Jen – Driving alone;with insufficient sleep. Bobbi – New Dr’s, stores, restaurants, malls. Certain smells. You name it. Terry – Holidays and certain songs. Luke – Driving, grocery stores, waiting in lines, being stuck in traffic. Bobbi – I have to see the exits too 🙂 Charlotte – Screaming kids and crying babies. Christian – Being grabbed, touched or stuck in crowds. Those are the big ones.Ruth – Public places and crowds of people Laura – Restaurants, noisy crowds, family occasions, traveling long distances such as long rides and long walks, walking into public places, facing people and talking to them, passing people in the streetsAllanna – Crowded buses!!Amanda – sometimes crowded places, stop lights, when all doors are closed in an unknown room or someone locks me somewhere, and certain people it all just depends on the day, but i have panic attacks at least once a day. it used to be up to 4-5, but I’ve been able to handle them much better and without medication. 🙂Laura – I’m on zoloft to deal with this crapLori – Lack of control of my environment.Traci – Driving, wide open spaces, or anywhere I may feel trappedRichard – Perceived health issuesLori – People…Lisa – Crowded places, being out, away from home.Windy – Being in a car and crowded places… everywhere really.Katrina – Large crowds, shopping, people with erratic energyTiffany – Traffic is big for me, drivingBreanna – Driving by hospitals, doc offices, dentists,cemeteries or in the middle of nowhere. Nighttime when places are closed. Sitting in between people, always have to sit on the end.Luke – lol I hear yaSteph – Being around people I really don’t like and having to pretend that I do in order to seem like a normal human being.Rory – Talk of violence against LGBTQ+ people :/Tracy – Not being able to find things. I feel out of control, like I should know where things are at all times. When it gets really bad I have to find things that I don’t even need, just to know where they are :/Lisa – At this moment…..to much 🙁Jo – I have had so much anxiety recently and it is ongoing. Sometimes I don’t know the trigger. This afternoon however I know what triggered me and it has got worse since then.I had a docs appointment and went for bus that would get me there in good time but the bus didn’t turn up and I became more and more anxious as I watched time moving along on my mobile.When I got to surgery I was a couple of mins late but there was nobody waiting so thought would be ok. However, doc refused to see me despite explaining not my fault.Now anxious as have to go back tomorrow morning to walk in session but am afraid to do so.Geoff – Crowded places and being outside my comfort zone. And, terrible nightmares of my late wife’s passing.Vanessa – My anxiety hits at night. When I try to sleep.Ann – Crowds, or social situations, even family get togethers.Luke – A really big issue for me is the physical sensations, i get one (like an ache or pain) and then the rest just snow balls… :/Tashina – Crowds, public speaking, being alone, everything 🙁 it’s so hardJayne – Sometimes it can come out of nowhere-can wake me up from sleeping.Luanne – Somewhere I’m not familiar with, places I don’t go to regularly.Kerry – Family get together, anywhere I haven’t been before,walking into somewhere were I don’t know anyone except for maybe one person who hasn’t arrived yetChristina – ArgumentsSarah – Being driven, too many people walking towards me, repetitive noise, hand dryers and occasionally utterly nothing xSarah – InterviewsRhamey – Any situation where people are around i fear bein judged fear saying the wrong thing or bein laughed at also talking on the phoneDanielle – I have different triggers…some social some general. As far as social triggers…. lately just about everything outside my home. Strangers, doctors, store clerks, traffic, crowds, pedestrians, merging lanes, strange dogs, semis, and public places where I feel like I stick out (of course I feel that way everywhere).Christal – Ugh… All of what y’all said. I hate it!Anneliesse – Ccrowded or loud places, the sound of young children (especially crying or happy shrieking), not being close to exits (feeling trapped), being too close to people so that they touch/rub against me, driving at all, not knowing where things are located, running out of certain things (toilet paper is a big one for some reason), not being in control of a place or situation… need i go on? im basically a walking ball of constant anxiety and fears lately.Jennifer – Closed spaces, lots of people, excessive noise, daily stress at timesAndre – When I feel overwhelmedSarah – Cant be on my own in my house – or go to shops on my own – I’m 41 for god sake!!!Beth – Yelling, or if someone gets to close to me-BOOMKarren – Packing for a family holiday, the organisation and responsibility of it all. It used to be something I was quite good at !!!Eva – Speaking in publicLyn – Sometimes, just waking up is enough to trigger it all.Karisha – Def my kids and people in general. Financial stuff anything I can worry about. But mostly my kidsAmy – Arguments, crowded spaces, drunk peoplePete – Don’t like not knowing what’s going to happen and the aboveBekkuh – White, crowded, cold rooms. People I don’t know.Ramona – Being aloneMarybeth – Anyone get food anxiety?Shelley – I’m going back to work after 5mths off coz of an accident, my anxiety is high at the moment. I should be happy about this but I’m freaking out.Fahren – Any type of situation or place where I don’t have any control of when I can leave or where there are lots of people. Which is why I have a hard time keeping a job.Mary – Crowds, driving distances by myself, bad weather, conflictArlene – In the last year going out of house but i have to know i can get out of whereverChan – Being in publicEmily – Clouded hot arguments having the chance of tripping up and having to guess what other people are going to do , after a food binge ,medical appointments as It keeps going wrongLaurie – Illness of loved ones (people and pets). Medical stuff. Just about…everything. I feel calmest in the library.Randy – Uncertainties, the thought of speaking to strangers, rude people, crowds, unfamiliar places, riding in the car, being stuck someplace, basically everything in life I can not controlMichelle – Work.Diana – Driving.Michelle – Days like today…when I have heard enough bad sad news about people…this world terrifies me:(Kris – My 21 year old son who is not working and just sits around on the computerAmber – Grocery stores. Malls. Theaters. Schools. Fairs. Cars. Traffic.Theresa – My job,getting my hair done and waiting in line.Naomi – Driving by myself…afraid I’ll pass out and lose control of the car. I used to love taking long car drives but now do well to drive across my small town by myself without panickingShari – For my daughter its crowded places, like the halls at her school, on the bus even stores.. also being alone at home will trigger her anxiety.Candice – A lot of what has been said I can relate to, getting my hair done is one, hospitals, over crowded places, fluorescent lights, being the center of attention, are a fewCandice – Waiting in lineJacqueline – Mostly crowds & rude people within those crowds.Angela – Mostly having too many responsibilitiesBrenda -Inside a building away from the exit door n a crowded place… or misplacing my medicine pouch that’s on top of the list… and while taking a shower inside the bathroom where most of my panic attacks occur.Kimberly – Lack of control of new environments. Lights that are too bright. Too much noise. Driving by myself for long distances when I don’t know where I am going. Being too far away from close exits.Kristina – To make it very simple : EVERYTHINGAmanda – Driving alone to places I’m not used to or have never been to, crowds, someone talking too fast or loud next to me, being bored, MONEY (always), bills, the well-being of my loved ones and lastly but most certainly not at all in the least;children.Moriah – Me too! my home environment is driving me crazy and I don’t know how to approach it. Ugh! IJeannette – At check out in grocery store trying to put things on the belt , hoping I haven’t forgotten anything and have to come back ,fumbling to find my bank card with a line of people behind me and I always feel like they r thinking what is wrong with her can’t she hurry the f up. Everytime I am overwhelmed in the line.Danielle – Doctors office, grocery store, elevators, extra-large crowds where I can hardly moveLinda – Yea I don’t like sitting between people either & I don’t like to be in a car that only has 2 doors unless I sit in the frontLinda – I hate driving & I hate been in a 2 door car unless I sit in the frontLeatha – Doctors, I can’t watch the News ,being stuck in traffic on a highway,elevators, driving alone at night,hearing about death, all of my family’s health. I would say my list is really never-ending my mind is always on overdrive. Thank goodness for my meds is all i can say.Linda – Anytime I know I’m going to a gathering and there will be many people!!Kelly – Driving, going far from home, snow, bridges, and fog.Holly – Whistling, being in a car and a mountain road with much speed. Have to drive slow in the mountains. Worries about family, that are really unwarranted. There fine, I just start worrying and the next thing you know I am shaking. I also just lost a brother to suicide and I am just now able to deal with this, it’s been since sept 9th, 2013. Being in a car or elevator. I agree with Lori – anyplace where I feel I don’t have control of my getting up and leaving.Louise – Crowds, cops (fear from when I was younger)Becky – Grocery stores!! Big timeErin – Reading this thread … Seriously, I had to stop. For me, it’s when I feel I can’t control something – like as the passenger in someone’s back seat.Mary – Anything and everything…large crowds….hard knocks on door ectBeatrice – Scary sickening movies, unpredictable mind of others , death, illness , the end , crowds , large cities , crime against innocent children and elderly, you name it scares me into panic mood !!!LeWayne – Someone drinking alcohol ,,, drama of any kind ,,, any crowd of people ,,, waiting ,,,Stephanie – Everything, my job, my house, my impending divorce, my lack of sufficient income, living in my parent’s basement at the age of 36. Shit! I need a klonopin.Pauline – Same as me Stephanie Clark Bradford just everyday triggers set me off and I feel like I have an elephant on my chest and can’t breath for the life of me . You look at all the comments and most you would think we should be able to handle but we can’t . I can look at all of these and say to myself these are all rational stuff no problem YA RIGHT! ! everyone handles things differently.Christine – Sirens, alarms, pips, phone calls, Knock on the door, letters, new places or people. etc, etc.Barbara – My mother and any other people who lie , try to manipulate or use me, drama queens be it male or female and some one who complains all the time. The anxiety works like a red flag for me in those situations because they are not healthy situations to begin with and I have had all the drama I can take.