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Can you be triggered by small things?

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SarcasmMode Fri 30-Dec-16 12:41:36

Just in my bedroom from youth and found some of my 13-14 year olds writings.

It's not that bad really but remembering more now as if blanked it. Feel a bit panicked so going to try and relax.

If it isn't too bad why had I forgotten it?

PandaPop55 Fri 30-Dec-16 13:26:34

Hi Sarcasm,

Sorry I dont really understand your post. Have you found something you wrote when you were younger? Definately tryinf to relax or distract yourself sounds like a good idea, if thinking about this is distressing you.

fallenempires Fri 30-Dec-16 13:30:33

Hello lovely!
I would say that yes finding certain things like that could be triggering especially if it a memory of an unhappy time in your life.

lollylou2876 Fri 30-Dec-16 13:32:05

It's because you are seeing your younger self, through adult eyes and are probably a very different person from the one that sat in your room.

SarcasmMode Fri 30-Dec-16 14:42:16

Not as much as I'd like to be lolly.

fallenempires Fri 30-Dec-16 14:58:41

What does that mean?

SarcasmMode Fri 30-Dec-16 17:00:00

I mean I'm not as different as I would like.

fallenempires Fri 30-Dec-16 18:07:52

What do you think that you would like to change or is it something that you do acknowledge but is outside your control?

AnxiousCarer Fri 30-Dec-16 18:10:22

That sounds like a big thing, definately enough to be a trigger. My councellor told me even something as innocious as a pack of biscuits can be a trigger in some circumstances, thats why supermarkets are notoriously bad for triggering anxiety and pannick attacks.

Also we forget a lot of things, I'm sure theres loads of things from my teenage years that I've forgotton, so it depends on the type of thing you are talking about.

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