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  1. E

    Unable to find more information on certain experiences of intense irrational fear

    Hi, this is my first post to the forum, and I made this account largely to ask about this particular set of experiences. I'm not particularly active in other online communities either so I sincerely apologize if I have violated some piece of conventional or unspoken forum etiquette here, feel...
  2. F

    Really Struggling Currently

    my anxiety is causing me barrels of fear. as of today i’ve been struggling with being out of my head(like i’m not me , just living in my body), for 4 months. i really am tempted to give up :( . i’m in constant pain (headaches and chest pain). i feel lost in life .. anyone else been through/going...
  3. B

    Driving on bridges and high up places

    Hello All, I struggle with a phobia of driving on (whether passenger, or driver) bridges, over quarries, and even just on the expressway whenever there’s a drop off on the side. Basically anytime the car is going over a large open area or by a drop off. This phobia provokes panic attacks and I...
  4. M

    Fear of MRI

    Hello! This is my fear: (Looong backstory) Today I was on a MRI. In the paperwork my mom was filling they wrote about "Pianissimo" the silent mode of MRI. There was no place to write yes or no or to put a tick or cross. Then I went to the cabind. Undressed myself and jumped on one leg ( I have...
  5. frisas45

    I fear that the problem that I went through this year would repeat.

    I don't think it's likely, but I still fear. I had a rough year this year. You can see all about it. I have a particular reason why I hate fall and winter. My therapist was very helpful in dealing with me last month, but she has become less and less so. She gives out absurd answers, and demands...
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    I have numerous fear; the ones I want to overcome is puppies and the police.

    Hello all, I have a lot of fears; death is one of them. I want to explain how I feared puppies though. I remember around a kid, I would laugh and play with the puppies, but I would run away from them and become scared because they would catch up with me and chew on my socks. We got our dog 5 1/4...
  7. frisas45

    My paranoid mind is scaring me to buy only Japanese brands.

    I'm not disrespecting Japanese car brands. Please don't judge me. Like, people say that they had problems with other cars and but never had a problem with Japanese cars. Although no one stated that Japanese cars are only reliable cars, and everything else is garbage, my thoughts are plagued...
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    Fear of Underground metros, escalators, heights, open spaces

    Hi everyone, I feel lack of confidence in anything I do. I am scared of going out. I feel uncomfortable in open spaces, underground metro, tubes, long straight road, heat, elevator, long escaltors, stairs going up and down, hiking, closed bathroom, focussing in talking, giving presentations. I...
  9. C

    I am afraid of everything.

    I am afraid of everything. I am afraid of death (more or less the uncertainty of what happens after) spiders, men, shooters, robbers, climate change, far righters, every little ache and pain i am convinced is my last, of losing friends, not finding love, dying alone. I always think someone is in...
  10. W

    Anxiety when thinking about my own body, especially reproductive organs

    Hello, I would like to know if anyone is like me, or if I could get some advice maybe? I feel like my body is alien to me. I don't like feeling things on my skin, HATE thinking about my internal organs and have anxiety when I think about my lady parts. This really gets to me the most when I'm...
  11. S

    Fear of touch

    Ever since my abuse as a child, as I got older I realised I didn't like people touching me. I felt comfortable with some people to occasionally offer a hug but not with anyone who was ever attracted to me, I always felt trapped. It's only gotten worse, my family respect my boundries but others...
  12. K

    Can’t I just feel normal?

    It seems like my life is progressing, and I’m just sitting back & watching it all happen, not involved, not helping, just here, behind the curtain watching. But it’s me, it’s my voice I hear talking to people and my peppy little happy tone... but it’s also not ME. I feel like I have been in...
  13. F

    Yet another POCD update (fingers crossed)

    OK. So, yeah. Here I am again and my POCD has been conspiring against me in a number of ways today. I have it nearly sorted out in seems, only once I seemingly do, it pulls yet another fake or distorted memory from when I was 18-19 out of friggin nowhere. Last two ones it gave me nearly made me...
  14. F

    My POCD nightmare.

    Hi. I'm new to the forum. I'm in my 20s and...well, basically. I'm scared out of my mind. Now, I don't have a sex life at all, so masturbation has been a big thing for me for a good number of years since pre-13. I also have a foot/tickle fetish. I've always kept either within my own age group or...
  15. I

    What is wrong with me?

    I'm coming up to the end of University - my final deadlines are in about 1 week. Most likely due to stress, I am experiencing the same type of anxiety I have had in the past, where I am constantly expecting something bad to happen - moreso at night. My mind focuses on the small sounds, thinks of...
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    I feel like I'm dying all day, every day.

    Hi, I'm new here. Actually I'm new to reaching out to strangers in general. But at this point in my life I am getting desperate to find any help or advice or understanding that I can. I hope I'm not violating any rules or anything. This may be long so if you read it all, thank you so much. In...
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    Public anxiety

    Hi, I’m a 22 year old who likes to get ready whenever I go out to places, like going to work, hanging out with friends and even to just go to the store. I don’t mind going to places with my friends but the thought of me going to the mall, gym or even to the store by myself scares me. Idk if my...
  18. J

    Fear of sleeping

    For a few years now I have problems falling asleep. It doesn't happen every night, It's more like a seasonal thing. When I try to fall asleep i get very anxious, and really scared. Sleeping reminds me of dying - And I feel like if I'll fall asleep my mind will shut, and tomorrow I wouldn't wake...
  19. Hopeful313

    New and looking for help/advise

    Hi, I’ve been dealing with PTSD since 2004. My first anxiety and panic attacks started when my mom and younger brother who lived with me and never separated even during war time. Then the rest of my brothers and sisters were moving away. I felt alone and scared. I don’t have pleasant past. I’ve...
  20. Jbb79

    Anxiety hell

    After War, in Iraq, I was certain the Muslims Would come to Kill me, I Stayed only in my Apartment, Didn't go out, For fear x x I Beat it by Staying close, To God <3 <3