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Unhappy Does Anybody Have Any Major Phobias?

By major, I mean panic attack inducing.

You see, I used to be a little scared of heights, and a little scared of spiders. The heights thing started to get worse, but sort of peaked when I was about 16 and has plateaued since then. If I'm high up and on stairs that you can see right down to the ground on, I breath faster, and get slightly anxious. But it's nothing that I can't control, so it's no big deal.

However, I tried to go to bed like an hour and a half ago, but there was a huge assed spider on my wall, that was just out of reach. So instead of acting like a normal human being, I spent the next hour pacing around, slowly removing things from my bedroom (pillow, a book, etc.), shaking, crying, grabbing books to aim and throw at it then being too scared to go through with it, and sitting in the hallway while occasionally checking on it to make sure that it didn't move out of sight, or I wouldn't go into my room for the next day or something. So finally I had to wake my mom up, because I couldn't control everything that I was doing anymore, and I'd be bawling about this for 20 minutes straight. So here I am, 21 years old, having to wake up my mom at 130am to kill a fucking spider! A spider! She was not impressed at all, especially since I was so upset that I could hardly talk, and she had trouble figuring out what I was asking her to do.

Now, I realize that this is NOT normal behavior, and the only reason I'm up now is that I'm still shaking. However, it's also involuntary, and it super sucks.

So tell me, has anybody else had this problem before?
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They're out to get you beeeecca *muhahahaha* (i love spiders btw)

I scared of roaches. If i see a roach, i won't go next to that area for a day or two (exaggerating for a bit of drama)
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They're out to get you beeeecca *muhahahaha* (i love spiders btw)

I scared of roaches. If i see a roach, i won't go next to that area for a day or two (exaggerating for a bit of drama)
Hey now... don't laugh. I'm still anxious and shaking and it's been dead for 20 minutes now.

There wasn't anybody I knew on MSN, so I had to rant about in somewhere in the hopes that I might feel a little better.
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Certainly not to this degree, but I have a horrible fear of water.

Well, maybe not the water, but what's IN the water. Even thinking about the ocean makes me break out in chills. *shudders now* There's no amount of money you could pay me to go on a cruise, or a fun little boat ride on the lake. Just the idea of any part of me being submerged in water, even just my ankles terrifies me.

And word about spiders...I used to be really bad...in fact, I'm sure there's a nasty black spider hiding out in my room somewhere, but I lost track of it. So *shrug* I don't worry until it lands on my head and starts stinging.
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hah, me too (the water thing). in planes if i get scared at all, it's being scared of surviving a crash and having to float holding on to wreckage and having stuff circling under me...
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Hey now... don't laugh. I'm still anxious and shaking and it's been dead for 20 minutes now.

There wasn't anybody I knew on MSN, so I had to rant about in somewhere in the hopes that I might feel a little better.
lol get your canadien butt in bed!
btw, my bro got bit by a spider when he was ten, and they almost had to chop his arm off. Beware Becca *muhahahahaha*

and why'd you kill it??? you should've caught it and put it outside
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hah, me too (the water thing). in planes if i get scared at all, it's being scared of surviving a crash and having to float holding on to wreckage and having stuff circling under me...
*stops cringing*
oh man, hadn't even gotten to intercontinental flights
I'd love to go to Europe or Oz one day..but I'd need some extra strength valium to survive. Sharks are a HUGE fear....I can't watch Jaws, and whenever it's on, my parents taunt me and switch to it immediately when I come in the room. Bastards
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wasps. they make me crazy

well human beings do too but let's keep it small this time

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Jaws doesn't scare me, but real footage of sharks does. The way the jaws kind of flop forward and the eyes roll back... I once had a full-fledged sobbing panic attack when I was sea kayaking... not attractive.

Also, i have a kind of phobia I suppose of like mummified, partly decomposed people, well, i guess everyone does, but I have have nightmares about them sometimes. Is tha a phobia? Is a phobia only an irrational fear?
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Irma, I absolutely terrified of bees, wasps, and anything else in that general family. But not to this degree.. I just run around and act ridiculous when they are about

I'm only scared of some spiders, in some situations. I think it's when they invade my personal space that I get scared.

I've never gotten that bad before though
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Rats. The really big ones... bigger than cats, with wiry wet fur, claws and a long stringy tail... ugly spawns of Satan.

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joe...what area is this? where do these creatures congregate?
Those creatures reside at my dads house in Vegas. That's why i don't like going there. And there are a bunch of crickets too, which scare me to death
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I used to be afraid of animals. But I'm not anymore. I mean I'm on better terms with them. I can go and pet them, actually.
But, I'm afraid of the sudden movements of little animals, i.e. birds.
And I'm afraid of the fish in the sea.... Cannot swim because of them!
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I'm afraid of getting diseases, especially the meningococcal virus. I am also afraid of elevators and aeroplanes and closed spaces. I am also afraid of porcelain dolls. Don't ask...

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I don't like those bees, wasps, spiders etc...but I just crush them
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