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?