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Anybody else have weird triggers?

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Guest Basil2340

Boxing, blue eyes, swords, athletic thighs, red baseball caps, pressure on my chest, facial expressions of a person exerting strength, male sex sounds, certain gaits, rape scenes. Had a really rough day today.

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People standing too close behind me

Loud noise

repetative noise 

sleeping closest to the door

going out to drink with friends 

Scenes on tv 

Stories on the news

People talking about sexual assault 

 

 

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Guest Lea92

The more I think about this the more triggers I realize I have. 

earthy colones

thin lips

big glasses

Talk of "alleged"  rape victims in the media that cast doubt on the accuser

anything by Oakley the athletic company

libraries

bunk beds

Jean shorts

Turning my back to the door while sleeping alone

Rape or assault scenes in movies

News stories about young girls raped at parties

 

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Anonymous.

Happy people and children...

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Anonymous.

Ed Sheeran,  can't listen to him, I can get panic attacks

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Raingirl

I can't watch most tv that has a lot of violence or sexual assault of any sort.  

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Anonymous.

DID as seen in popular culture,  mental health portrayals in general. 

We have DID and feel personally attacked by those common attitudes 

PTSD as popularized as exclusively for war veterans.  Yes, it is horrible and they do suffer a great deal,  but so do all us others with PTSD. We are just as valid.  

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Minerba

Definitely most of us have triggers. It is good to know I am not alone and neither are you.

My current triggers are: rude and bossy people. It takes me back to times when I felt I was not good enough.   

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Guest Guestgirl

I really appreciate this idea:

This tree outside my house

Rope

Croquet hooks

Red trucks

White T-shirt’s 

Ring pops

Camera flashes in the dark

Being grabbed/hugged from behind

Period cramps

My period in general makes my flashbacks and things worse. Probably something to do with the hormones and blood. Anyone else have this problem?

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CookieCrumbs

My neck.

During my assault my neck was repeatedly kissed, and now my partner can't even so much as poke my neck without me flinching hard and feeling like I'm going to be strangled. It's really strange.

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numbandyetawake

I'm a cisgender male survivor. For me these are my triggers:

Rape scenes or implied in movies and or media

Talking about genitals

Going to the doctor

Talking about the TSA and a possible strip search

Older men and women getting too close to me

My rear being expose or grabbed

Sometimes my triggers don't bother me at all and then other times I lose it. Being a bisexual guy doesn't help especially when people ask me personal sex life questions and or call me a whore.

 

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EsperanzaRising

Sloths.... it’s because of that stupid rap*st sloth meme from middle school 

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numbandyetawake
On 8/17/2018 at 2:04 AM, Anonymous. said:

DID as seen in popular culture,  mental health portrayals in general. 

We have DID and feel personally attacked by those common attitudes 

PTSD as popularized as exclusively for war veterans.  Yes, it is horrible and they do suffer a great deal,  but so do all us others with PTSD. We are just as valid.  

Oh my God yes! I once called the police on a man stalking me at Starbucks and told them I had PTSD. The cops showed up and imediatley asked what branch I served. I was pissed! I yelled at them "PTSD isn't only with veterans you know! Sexual abuse and assault surviors have it too!". I was so pissed off I had to go for a drive after that.

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Anonymous.
4 hours ago, numbandyetawake said:

Oh my God yes! I once called the police on a man stalking me at Starbucks and told them I had PTSD. The cops showed up and imediatley asked what branch I served. I was pissed! I yelled at them "PTSD isn't only with veterans you know! Sexual abuse and assault surviors have it too!". I was so pissed off I had to go for a drive after that.

That would be a very aggravating thing to have happen, I'm sorry. Going for drives is a coping tool I often use too. 

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Guest Survivor26

Please forgive me if i've chosen the wrong thread to post. I found this forum today. Many threads seem to have not been posted on in 10 years, so I searched for an active one. I'm currently limited in my access.. during registration it said I am "awaiting approval." But I need connection now if it exists.

I am constantly triggered right now by so many things, MANY of which others would absolutely call weird, as the one-year anniversary of my terrifying sexual assault is quickly approaching on 2/13.

I don't want to leave my house. I'm constantly on the verge of tears. The memories are constant. I feel SO incredibly alone, and yet I'm isolating. (However I am getting good professional help.) I'm anxious, panic-stricken, feeling agoraphobic. I hardly feel safe anywhere at all. I sometimes force myself to get out, but it's overwhelming & stressful & exhausting. I've told a few people, but they aren't comfortable with the subject, which just makes it worse to have told them.

I'll stop here. I needed so much to reach out & this is the first place I found. I hope this was an appropriate post. I need connection with others who understand. Thank you.

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glitterandcupcakes
On 1/27/2019 at 7:35 PM, Guest Survivor26 said:

Please forgive me if i've chosen the wrong thread to post. I found this forum today. Many threads seem to have not been posted on in 10 years, so I searched for an active one. I'm currently limited in my access.. during registration it said I am "awaiting approval." But I need connection now if it exists.

I am constantly triggered right now by so many things, MANY of which others would absolutely call weird, as the one-year anniversary of my terrifying sexual assault is quickly approaching on 2/13.

I don't want to leave my house. I'm constantly on the verge of tears. The memories are constant. I feel SO incredibly alone, and yet I'm isolating. (However I am getting good professional help.) I'm anxious, panic-stricken, feeling agoraphobic. I hardly feel safe anywhere at all. I sometimes force myself to get out, but it's overwhelming & stressful & exhausting. I've told a few people, but they aren't comfortable with the subject, which just makes it worse to have told them.

I'll stop here. I needed so much to reach out & this is the first place I found. I hope this was an appropriate post. I need connection with others who understand. Thank you.

I relate a lot to your post. I took force myself to venture out. I think its important at least for me to remember that pushing myself gets things done....its how I've survived but its OK to take time for yourself. of course its hard to balance caring for yourself and doing what needs done. I am trying to learn that I can't be all and do all. I try to remember my best will vary day to day. 

Some people can't deal and that's OK. It doesn't mean they don't care. Feeling safe is a major issue for me as well. Mainly I maintain feeling safe by going out with my mom and sister or hiding within myself. That's how I get through the day. Don't know if its "good practice" but that's what I do.

 

Stay safe and be kind to yourself

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