Can I turn script triggers off?
You can certainly turn off individual triggers by setting them not to operate in browse mode. This keeps the trigger tied to the object in case you want to turn it back on later. If you haven't done this before, check out the section on Script Triggers in FileMaker's built in Help.
You can also temporarily disable triggers by setting the variable...
... to 1. Just be sure to set it back to "" or 0 when you're done. You can see an example of this in the script "Collapse Side Bar ( Action )"