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Anybody else have weird triggers?

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I can only think of a few. I'm working on my healing so I thought I would post and share what my triggers are.

*The middle room in a hallway

*Dark hallways

*The old roll-top desks

*Gun cabinets

*Twin size beds

*Hearing about other children being abused

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any sexual talk...or slang.....

r*pe scenes.....or s*x scenes.....

the words: "retarded, abnormal, freak"

people telling me that im lying. even if its about something stupid.

oh goodness i could be here for a week if i write anymore

adding to myself.

family guy.

being grabbed from behind.

fat men. (most were fat) :(

alcohol

someone grabbing my wrist

any sexual talk at all

human sexuality and being a woman

(im getting worse :tear:

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Great idea, Only recently was I able to write these down so I thought I'd share. Sorry for there being so many. :blush:

Red hair

Red face

Crossed eyes

The smell of beer

Frosties (The cereal)

Ball pits

Being tickled

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Drunken shouting or arguing

Beams on a ceiling

Being under a blanket and having someone put their hand under it.

Goodnight kisses

Low fires

When there's no lock on a bathroom door

Play fighting

Losing time

The word 'd*ck'

Nightdresses with cartoons or logos on them

Certain episodes of The Simpsons

The smell of urine

Being kissed on the forehead

The colour orange

His name

Waking suddenly

Praying

Being tied up

Sink basins filled with water

People thinking I'm ignoring them

Waking up naked and not having remembered taking off my clothes

Camping

Sudden pain

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Great thread. Here goes:

being tickled

anything loud - noises, voices, music...

anyone behind me

anything/anyone touching my neck

being awakened by touch

being touched in the dark

the sound of heavy breathing in the dark

agressive criticism or anger

any obstacle (particularly a person) between me and the exit

crowded places

people standing too close

doors

anything over my face or too close to my face

anything over my mouth

certain smells

anyone touching/holding my wrist(s) (even children)

anyone within reach raising a hand for any reason

violent shows or movies

sexual shows or movies

sexual talk

public sexual behavior

a particular person's name

certain cars (a particular make/model/color)

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some of my triggers;

-waking up laying on my back

-men in caps

-certain guys aftershave

-anyone trying to hug me

-wearing button up shirts/blouses

-whispering

-standing in cues near men

-TV/movie scenes of R

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*Anyone touching me (without fair warning)

*people standing too close

*the smell of diesel fuel

*open doors or windows at night

*yellow motorbikes

Phew! That's quite a list there are others but I can't post more right now. Take care all

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Ugh.

Strong cologne

Porn

ra*e scenes, sex scenes, college boy humor, coming of age stories

Young girls wearing too much make up and high heels

Ridiculously rich people showing off on reality shows

Rock stars, Politicians,professional athletes, movie stars

Butt grabs or smacks

The smell of whiskey

Sunset Blvd

malls

car wash places

June

Riding in the passenger seat

dot dot dot....

:)barf

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-Pecan Sandies

-Care Bears 2

-Little blonde girls with their fathers (especially if he's kind of biker-ish)

-The song "Take My Breath Away"

-People being behind me

-People looking at me, or being in the same room as me, when I'm trying to go to sleep

-My grandpa

-Children (I hyperventilate, or have to really try to play it cool)

-The smell of charcoal grills

-Being cold (ESPECIALLY while naked)

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- handsome guys

- guys who work out

- every man actually

- every kind of touching ( especially grabbing wrist or neck)

- hugs

- dark blue sheets

- white plastic bags

- minority report the movie

- dirty dancing music

- red cars

- motocycles

- rabbits

- key noises

- ravioli pastas

- male talking to me

- my period

- male trying to flirt with me

- trains

- big mirrors

- sexual content in movies/conversation

- his name

- some dark grey sofa

- buddha statues

- sink

- doing the dishes

- ringbell

- cigarette smoke

- Some kind of tatoos

- candies

- some radio station

- some yoga poses like lying on the back doing yogi breathnwith eyes closed

- green balls or balloons

- gun ( even in photo, movie or in policeman pocket)

- me... ( looking at me on the mirror)

- the word "princess"

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  • Football
  • green and yellow jerseys
  • mangos
  • talking or thinking about fisting
  • people who are taller than me (esp males)
  • people who are broader/look stronger or heavier than me (esp males)
  • gmail chat
  • blue carpets
  • printed pictures
  • long straight hair on girls
  • messy black liner on girls (just on top lid)
  • the places THEY call home
  • being quizzed on song names, dates in history or names
  • anything about football
  • tongues (seeing them)
  • beards
  • someone saying 'mine' to me
  • specific types of slang
  • did I mention football
  • and football. anything about it, watching it, people yelling about it, ANYTHING to do with.... how it works. (i cant even write out the stuff. makes me nauseous.)
  • images of r*pe, ab*se, indifference to people's personal boundaries
  • degrading jokes
  • the term "p*ssy with life support"

and football. god I hate it so much.

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the smell of achool an cigrets when i am kissing a guy and blond hair and blue eyes on a man

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My triggers...animal abuse commercials

A child crying

Mean or bossy women

Hinton, wv

Camping (I'm trying very hard to get over this one)

People who can't or won't face reality

Robert de Niro

Bill oreilly

Incompetence

Injustice

The band ELO

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Bananas.

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Muffled voices.

People standing in front of a window or doorway so bright that you can't see their faces.

Other things that are less strange, too... these are just the 2 that I don't understand.

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Thank you for posting what triggers you.

Mine are Hands on my shoulders

being tickled( this is extremely painful physically to me)

The smell of cigarretts

Anyone using the "F" word

Rape scenes in movies. I'll turn it off immediately

risk of possible relationship with a man.

hearing the word "Babe"

I have lots others but it's triggering me to even think of them.

Love and peace to all in Pandoras aquarium.

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I don't know if these are triggers, per se, but I hate them and they make me extremely uncomfortable:

-- terms of endearment (especially from men)

-- hearing/reading anything about CSA (Sandusky trial, ugh)

-- tickling (double ugh)

-- anyone touching my ears (especially men)

-- anyone pinching/squeezing the fat on my belly or arms (especially men)

Edited by blackbird86

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the smell of bleach

the smell of old spice or brut

people sneaking up behind me

twilight- when the sun goes down and it gets darker

washcloths

old men with big belly

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any sexual talk...or slang.....

r*pe scenes.....or s*x scenes.....

the words: "retarded, abnormal, freak"

people telling me that im lying. even if its about something stupid.

oh goodness i could be here for a week if i write anymore

adding to myself.

family guy.

being grabbed from behind.

fat men. (most were fat) :(

alcohol

someone grabbing my wrist

any sexual talk at all

human sexuality and being a woman

(im getting worse :tear:

wedgies. i dont know why...

a melissa etheridge song......dont remember which. any songs that played during cookouts in the 90s.

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Mine are:

being held down even whrn playing around

any music by journey

Bright dance rave lights

Techno music

being drunk (brings back the feeling of being drugged)

smell of pine cleaner

being touched without my permission

anything sexual.

Its been 5 years and I'm still messed up

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Last week... in a dentist's chair, resulting in a full blown panic attack and thinking that I was crazy.

Were you given sedation of any kind. It happened to me in a dentist chair too. Weird huh?

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They're not really triggers as much, but still make me feel blecky:

-Bright colored decorating hearts, heart shaped boxes of chocolate, really anything valentines day related.

-Having my wrists held, or having my arms held above my head

-Pinching or specific special attention to my nipples especially

-Having to walk through slush or any kind of wet snow

-Any kind of rape or abuse in the media. I almost vomited while watching The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

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anyone stroking, touching or playing with my hair

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anyone stroking, touching or playing with my hair

that kind of bothers me too. i know it is kind of a natural thing to do if it is consentual.

honestly i dont know why it triggers me. just makes me feel small and guilty for complaining about hurts i guess....

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I have a lot I'm realizing. And others are also appearing. Just all seem so strange because some are just words.

*Having my arms and hands restrained in any way. (docs tried this recently and I freaked out)

*Seatbelts, I feel trapped

*closed spaces in cars. (the 4rth of July, I rode to the fireworks with family member and they wanted to put me in the middel but I started panicking)

*R word or jokes..someone on twitter did this recently and I went off

*blaming abuse victims in any way

*the span*** word (can't stand to even hear a parent say it and I will go off)

* belts or hearing them come undone

* I now hate the word panties so bad

* loud cars

* being alone in the dark at times

* Being in a crowd

* men staring at me even if it is innocent

* loud noises

* yelling, even if it isn't yelling directed at me

* anger even if it's not directed at me (feel bad it seems my bf can't be in a bad mood or I get scared and upset)

* pain..even if it's some other kind of pain not dealing with what happened... makes me remeber the physical pain

* blood

*needles (I always had a phobia of needles but now it's even worse)

* lying on my stomach makes me freak out

* storms

* Now hands and that's the weirdest one

* some sex talk

I have sooo many I may add more later...I am still figuring out what some of mine are.

Edited by NicPY82

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I've been reading all these replies for almost half an hour... You have all have given me strength.

I never truly admitted to myself that I have 'triggers'.. but hopefully compiling a list and writing it down will help me be more aware of my thoughts/actions.

Spread legs

Open bedroom doors

Alcohol-laced breath

Paranoia about my parents having sex (a weird, new one that only started a few months ago)

Surprising physical contact (ie. a hug from behind)

Cigarette smoke

When a male walks around in only underwear (especially my father or brother)

Being alone at night

Beds, especially my bed and bunk-beds.

And in general, any male that has passed, or is currently in, puberty makes me uncomfortable.. I need to get past that one for sure :(

Edited by happyydays

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