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   Posted 5/14/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
does anyone know if loud noises can trigger a panic attack? yesterday i was working and something fell to the ground and broke. the sound of the crashing object startled me and then my heart started to race and then i got shakey. the panic attack came on and i had to deal with customers. it was so difficult. i wanted to run away. then i calmed my self down and then another wave of anxiety came on. any advice. thanks

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   Posted 5/14/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
I know that if my dad has a LOUD crash or noise he does get jumpy and shaky but I have not seen him have a panc attack

I do imagine it is quite likely tp go into ana/p attack from this

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   Posted 5/14/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Lyn. Hope you are feeling better these days. God bless

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   Posted 5/14/2007 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely they can. For me they didn't even have to be loud if they were repetitive and annoying. When you're fight/fligh mode is all screwed up and your anxiety level is elevated, a sudden loud noise will make you jump. In my experience that could sometimes put me over the edge.
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   Posted 5/14/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks debaser. do you know why a panic attack will seem to go away and the with in 15 minutes another wave of it comes back? anyone know why? thanks again. have a great day..

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   Posted 5/14/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have definately been thrown into a panic attack by loud noises. Mostly the "sudden" type. I can be standing beside a construction site and be fine with it, but something simple like a pan falling off counter when I'm not looking and "boom". I *think* the wave thing is chemical related. Panic attacks are flight or fight responses of our bodies, and the body releases adrenaline and other chemicals... and like anything they have to run their course.
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   Posted 5/14/2007 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there SarahP, thanks for your comment. makes sence, makes me fell a little better. i was fine yesterday until that noise came, i guess it scared me. the whole day yesterday was ruined after that attack. thanks.God Bless
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