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Crazy Canuck
May 14th, 2003, 05:46 AM
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? ;)

King Satan
May 14th, 2003, 05:51 AM
They're out to get you beeeecca *muhahahaha* :devil: (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 :o (exaggerating for a bit of drama;))

Crazy Canuck
May 14th, 2003, 05:53 AM
They're out to get you beeeecca *muhahahaha* :devil: (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 :o (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.

GBFH
May 14th, 2003, 05:55 AM
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.

Melanie2
May 14th, 2003, 05:58 AM
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...

King Satan
May 14th, 2003, 05:58 AM
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! :p
btw, my bro got bit by a spider when he was ten, and they almost had to chop his arm off. Beware Becca *muhahahahaha* :devil:

and why'd you kill it??? :( you should've caught it and put it outside :(

GBFH
May 14th, 2003, 06:00 AM
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 :eek:
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 :p

irma
May 14th, 2003, 06:01 AM
wasps. they make me crazy :o

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

Melanie2
May 14th, 2003, 06:06 AM
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?

Crazy Canuck
May 14th, 2003, 06:07 AM
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 :sad:

Tarsius
May 14th, 2003, 06:11 AM
Rats. The really big ones... bigger than cats, with wiry wet fur, claws and a long stringy tail... ugly spawns of Satan.

King Satan
May 14th, 2003, 06:40 AM
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 :o

Osssge
May 14th, 2003, 06:41 AM
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!

Viva
May 14th, 2003, 07:43 AM
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...

per4ever
May 14th, 2003, 07:45 AM
I don't like those bees, wasps, spiders etc...but I just crush them :o

DunkMachine
May 14th, 2003, 08:13 AM
The little spider will be just as afraid of you as you are of it. Besides the spider being nasty, ugly, hairy and not to mention nastyhttp://www.smilies.nl/eek7.gif it's completely harmless.

You have the ability to throw a tvset on it. What can a spider do to you?

My mom once locked all the rooms in the house because there were new born baby mice in the middle of my brothers bedroom. She was so freaked that she left the house in a panic. This ofcourse happened when we were living in Suriname.

I guess being confonted by bees and flying cockroaches the size of your pinky finger, snakes and caimans (small crocodile-like animals) make western spiders look like ants.

maratski
May 14th, 2003, 08:31 AM
I'm afraid of snakes. I hate to see them in reality, I close my eyes and pull my feet up if I see them on tv, I hate pics of themand rubber snakes that children play with. I'm seriously not joking, but I'm afraid of everything that is snake, fake or not.

salima
May 14th, 2003, 08:36 AM
Scary rrrreading in this thread. I, me always trying to be so tough can´t enter a room if there is a dog inside :eek: I know it is irrational, but I have to be in company with someone to enter a room where it is a dog. :eek: :eek:
I can panick or vomit if I do so unaware, and then discovers the dog.
A psykologist friend has offered his help, but I rather have my phobias alone and exclusive. Funny enough the psykologists dog doesn´t scare me at all :)

Mattographer
May 14th, 2003, 09:50 AM
I'm afraid of rats!! :fiery: Argh!! *running away*

per4ever
May 14th, 2003, 09:53 AM
You have the ability to throw a tvset on it. What can a spider do to you?


lmao :D

irma
May 14th, 2003, 10:12 AM
I am afraid of really big dogs since I was bitten in my butt by one when I was 5 but I am not afraid of little ones like those rats from my mother. they are kind of cute;)

maratski
May 14th, 2003, 10:25 AM
bitten in your butt :D
sorry but that sounds too funny :o
i'm sure it was a trauma since you were 5

salima
May 14th, 2003, 10:29 AM
I am afraid of really big dogs since I was bitten in my butt by one when I was 5 but I am not afraid of little ones like those rats from my mother. they are kind of cute;)

I understaaaand, a childhood friend of mine had a dog wh oused to hide and attack us, I mean really bite. A couple of times the dog jumped through the window glass to get to persons outside
:mad:

irma
May 14th, 2003, 10:33 AM
bitten in your butt :D
sorry but that sounds too funny :o
i'm sure it was a trauma since you were 5

yeah I had teeth scars in my then little butt for a week :sad:

and all my brothers and sisters laughed me out :mad: :rolleyes: :sad: ;)

maratski
May 14th, 2003, 10:35 AM
poor irma ;)

i know a girl who was bitten in her breast many many years ago

irma
May 14th, 2003, 10:39 AM
yikes. how big was that dog? not that it matter much. those rats from my mother can jump very high too and they are only one centimeter (well not much bigger)

maratski
May 14th, 2003, 10:53 AM
I think I was also like 5 back then, but I thought it was "duitse herder", have no idea what it's called in english :o

irma
May 14th, 2003, 11:01 AM
german sheperd. that dog that bite me was one too :o

maratski
May 14th, 2003, 11:11 AM
they're scary dogs

GBFH
May 14th, 2003, 11:32 AM
no they're not!
German Shepherds are WONDERFUL dogs! :mad:

salima
May 14th, 2003, 11:38 AM
german sheperd. that dog that bite me was one too :o

Same here ,the dog of my friend was a german sheperd. Luckily they are not all insane.

I remember the dog was loose in the house, and we all had to sit quiet not to irritate it. One of the boys sat awkwardly,moved and the cheer squeeled. The dog jumet right at him and bite him in the chest/shoulder.
That was scary
:eek:
rather 100 spiders for me!

irma
May 14th, 2003, 11:38 AM
I prefer a poedel;)

irma
May 14th, 2003, 11:43 AM
Same here ,the dog of my friend was a german sheperd. Luckily they are not all insane.

I remember the dog was loose in the house, and we all had to sit quiet not to irritate it. One of the boys sat awkwardly,moved and the cheer squeeled. The dog jumet right at him and bite him in the chest/shoulder.
That was scary
:eek:
rather 100 spiders for me!


what did they do with the dog? I mean you can't live with such an animal

salima
May 14th, 2003, 11:53 AM
The dog was put down, and I think it was found to be insane in a way. I am completely aware of most dogs are friendly, but in given situations I cannot help panicing.
To my reliefe my children has always liked dogs, and other animals , like horses, cows and cats are fine for me

maratski
May 14th, 2003, 11:57 AM
I prefer a poedel;)

chicken :o

salima
May 14th, 2003, 12:08 PM
chicken :o

Ilhame, you prefere chicken? chicken :p

maratski
May 14th, 2003, 01:02 PM
lol

BritneySpearsIsHot
May 14th, 2003, 01:09 PM
People, the thought of being around people.........when i'm actually around them, i'm fine to a degree cos i know if someone is funny, i can be twice as funny back and make there lives hell, but the thought sometimes makes me have a panic attack.........weird

maratski
May 14th, 2003, 01:33 PM
The thing with wasps is that you shouldn't provoke them or try to run away from them. That's when they feel threatened and will follow you.

gorecki
May 14th, 2003, 01:54 PM
not being able to breathe [esp underwater]

balloons!!! :eek: really big really to POP balloons... *eeep*

ant-hill/cratoreous like objects/surfaces ... *shudder*

abscess... [and i was a medic :p ]

:o :o :o

Crazy Canuck
May 14th, 2003, 03:25 PM
The little spider will be just as afraid of you as you are of it. Besides the spider being nasty, ugly, hairy and not to mention nastyhttp://www.smilies.nl/eek7.gif it's completely harmless.

I'm well aware that just about any spider I come across here will be totally harmless. That really isn't the point. That point is that the response in this case was totally involuntary. You can know in the back of your head that there is nothing it can do, but can do shit all about how you react.

The thought of spiders doesn't bother me at all. Seeing pictures of spiders doesn't really bother me either. Small spiders don't bother me, spiders in boats don't bother me. As long as they are where they are "supposed" to be, it's fine. It's when they "invade" my personal space that I get a little uptight. What happened last night doesn't usually happen.

Poe
May 14th, 2003, 04:02 PM
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.

I have the same phobias as you. Heights and spiders. I took this part of your quote because that really bothers me. :D I think people are not sensitive enough to things like this just because they themselves dont understand it or are not fearful of it. I mean yeah she killed it for you but like you said she wasn't impressed and sounds like she had the attitude you were being ridiculous. Seeing a large spider is paralysing to me and it takes me a very long time to feel ok afterward.

I have a good friend who takes it seriously and kills them for me though and doesn't make me feel bad about it. Well.. most of the time ;)

Chelra
May 14th, 2003, 04:07 PM
its not what u say a phobia but i am scared that the girl i am in love dont love me 2:(its my big scare:sad:my housem8 even say 2 me that i have 2 go 2 psy bcoz of obssession:confused: perhaps he is right but i dont belive 2 much bcoz he loves same girl 2!i think of her all time n wil do all 2 make her love me.
she has phobia of rats.1 day she saw 1 rat n she jumped on me:hearts::hearts::hearts:

decemberlove
May 14th, 2003, 05:07 PM
im fucking terrified of wasps. bee i dont care about... but wasps... ugh.

when i was 4, i was in the pool with my mom and we were by the edge talking to my abuela... well smart me put my hands under the edge and two wasps attacked my eyes. i went under water, but they just kept attacking. my mom had to kill them and take them off of me. my face was all swollen... luckily my family is full of doctors and nurses so i was ok.

but now i have this paranoia of wasps and ANYTHING by my eyes. if someones hand looks like its coming towards my eyes, i freak out.

also im not fond of coyotes, wolves, wild dogs... wild cats, mountain lions, etc. i go hiking and camping a lot in the mountains and have had several close encounters.

Gonzo Hates Me!
May 14th, 2003, 07:58 PM
I don't know if this has an official name to it, but I have a phobia of a horrific physical tragedy happening to myself like getting in a car accident, having someone burn my face with a pot, getting shot at an ATM, being on the 8th floor of some building as it goes up in flames--not like it's all I ever think about, but this stuff is what I think about often.

Mr. Man
May 14th, 2003, 08:09 PM
I really don't have a phobia for anything.
Roaches make me jump sometimes, but I'm just like, ahh fuck it.. you're dead!

Oh, But I do hate those damn praying mantis, damn, those things a ugly and creepy. ::shivers::

Callie20
May 14th, 2003, 08:20 PM
I don't know if I would consider this a phobia, but I really dislike birds.

Shuji Shuriken
May 19th, 2003, 01:27 PM
I'm afraid of snakes. I hate to see them in reality, I close my eyes and pull my feet up if I see them on tv, I hate pics of themand rubber snakes that children play with. I'm seriously not joking, but I'm afraid of everything that is snake, fake or not.
I'm telling you...snakes will be the death of me :fiery:. The other day my asshole brother threw a real-looking rubber snake on me and I couldn't recover for hours. It was like I was in complete shock. it wasn't after I had a really long cry that I felt better :o.

Helen Lawson
May 19th, 2003, 01:47 PM
Neely, and any ingenue with talent who wants to be in one of my shows.

Crazy Canuck
May 19th, 2003, 09:15 PM
I have the same phobias as you. Heights and spiders. I took this part of your quote because that really bothers me. :D I think people are not sensitive enough to things like this just because they themselves dont understand it or are not fearful of it. I mean yeah she killed it for you but like you said she wasn't impressed and sounds like she had the attitude you were being ridiculous. Seeing a large spider is paralysing to me and it takes me a very long time to feel ok afterward.

I have a good friend who takes it seriously and kills them for me though and doesn't make me feel bad about it. Well.. most of the time ;)
Yes, it is very irritating. This is the first time it's happened so badly, but in the more minor cases where she was already awake and I asked her to kill it, she would roll her eyes at me :(

My friends don't get the heights thing though. I was helping my friend move, and to do so we have to walk up a 5 flight fire escape. Which would be fine, if it wasn't for those stairs that let you see all the way to the ground. So I was moving really slowly, especially over this one part...they just looked at me funny :(

R&J
May 19th, 2003, 11:42 PM
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.
Yep - spiders and roaches are the worst for me. YUCK!!!! But when I see one - I dont run though - I have to kill it immediately. But I am irked for awhile after it is gone. I am always afraid that there is a spider in my bed. I have a ritual of shaking out the sheets every night before I lay down. I also shake out my shoes before putting them on. And my clothes.:) Ok - I have a spider phobia!

hitman
May 20th, 2003, 12:09 AM
Stupid people. They scare me to death! :p

Cariaoke
May 20th, 2003, 12:53 AM
ditto hitman. :D

Martian Martin
May 20th, 2003, 12:55 AM
Stupid people. They scare me to death! :p

Yay I scare you!! :p

Martian Martin
May 20th, 2003, 12:57 AM
I'm another one who hates bees/wasps, all goes back to a few years ago when my bedroom window was left open for a few hours. I came back home to find about 50 wasps in my room, they'd built a nest, I couldn't get rid of them and had to wait for them all to die :o They survived for about 2 months and throught that time, I couldn't go into my room and ended up sleeping downstairs, lol.

Crazy Canuck
May 20th, 2003, 01:42 AM
Stupid people. They scare me to death! :p
Me too - get out of my thread! :mad:

hitman
May 20th, 2003, 02:14 AM
Me too - get out of my thread! :mad:
You'll have to do better than that. ;)

DutchieGirl
May 20th, 2003, 02:16 AM
I don't get really bad panic attacks where I can't breath or something like that - but some social situations when I don't feel comfortable I'll start coughing and feel like I'm gonna be sick! :fiery:

skanky~skanketta
May 20th, 2003, 06:14 AM
roaches. the most scariest things in the world!everytime i see a roach i break a record in the scream-o-meter.ugh!the flying ones are the absolute worst. the worst thing is that i cant move. i cant run when i see them!UGH!

just last week, i was taking a shower and i heard this fluttering sound and saw this roach on the mirror!i nearly had a stroke right there!i screamed so loud and couldnt get to the door cuz thats where the roach was. and it was the flying one. my mom came upstairs and killed that gross thing. i spent 2 hours cleaning up the bathroom cuz it was gross.

decemberlove
May 20th, 2003, 06:18 AM
im scared of the mall at christmas time.

thank god for the internet

Ashie_87
May 20th, 2003, 07:02 AM
i hate crocodiles!!!!! :eek: they r soooo scary! and they're prehistoric!
i wanna know why they didnt get thrown off the planet (or so to speak) with the other dinosaurs!!!!! my friends tried to take me to that Australia Zoo a couple of years ago...u know...Steve Irwin's one?
-i flatly refused-

and i hate elevators!!! small cramped spaces with LOTS of people are just weird....though i found a pretty ok 'cure' fun things to do in an elevator-i just thought of these when i was in one and my fear slowly went away:

*When there’s only you and one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn’t you.

*Push all the buttons and pretend they gave you an electric shock, smile, and go back for more

*Ask if you can push the buttons for people, but push the wrong ones

*Call the Psychic Hotline while you’re in the lift and ask them if they know what floor you’re on
*Hold the doors open and say your waiting for a friend, after a while, let the doors shut and then say, “Hi (insert friend's name), how’s your day been?”

*Drop a pen and wait until someone goes to pick it up, them scream, “That’s MINE!!!!”

*Lay down the Twister mat and ask people to play

*Call out, “Group Hug!” and enforce it

*Stand silently and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off

i got these of some website ages ago
try thinking of them when ur in a lift-it worked for me! :)
sorry this is so long-you can delete it if you want

my rambling stops now:)