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    emetophobia sufferer

    hey i don’t really know how forums or anything work but i just really wanted to put my story somewhere because i feel like i’m going crazy with all this locked up in my head. i’ve suffered from emetophobia since i was a little kid. there are parts of my life where it’s been more or less severe...
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    Fear of being sick in public

    Hi everyone! I'm totally new to this so excuse any mistakes etc., I happened to find this website through Googling my phobia and thought I might find someone who has experienced the same thing as me! Ever since I was about 6 years old (I'm 19 now) I have always had a fear of being sick in...
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    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...
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    Crippling anxiety due to things that didn’t really happen (false memories?)

    Hi all, note before reading: I have been going to therapy, had to stop but am going back next week, and on meds, before someone suggests all that Hi...this is my first time posting in here and really any forum so bare with me, and if I don’t make sense, I know some things might sound crazy...
  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...
  6. 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 drs or lack of trust?

    I was diagnosed with anxiety disorders. And I have a major trigger with drs. They labeled it as a phobia, but I fear them because of bad experiences not because of illnesses or diagnosis. Ive had drs misdiagnosed me, refuse to change my medications when I had a bad reaction. I mean I tell them...
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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...
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    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...
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    Driving Anxiety... any advice??

    First things first: I have diagnosed general anxiety. Now onto my problem... As soon as I was eligible for my permit, I bolted to the DMV and successfully got it! About 2 weeks later, I had a scheduled driving lesson. This was through a company where they pick you up and you drive around for 2...
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    Suffering with Thanatophobia

    For the reasons unknown to me, at just 21, I suffer from this terrible lonely battle, to feel so isolated and imprisoned by thoughts. I do not fear death itself or the process of dying but only the thought of no longer existing after death. My fear is that it will be like sleeping without...
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    Toilet Phobia.

    Hey. This is pretty hard for me to write, so I'll just get right to it. I've had this toilet phobia as long as I can remember. I remember that I used diapers for a pretty long time, like until 1st grade or something, and I guess that's not normal. I don't recall any trauma behind my phobia, but...
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    anxiety about eating?

    Hi all Wasn't sure where to post this, here or eating disorder place, but it's anxiety rooted so decided here. The past 6 months I've developed a real fear of eating, which is linked to my anxiety about vomiting. I've always been wary of vomiting and stuff but recently it's taking over my life...
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    Irrational fear of drugs (I think)

    All my life I have never had to worry about drugs because I always saw it as insignificant and something that a handful of people do and it'll never have anything to do with my life. I lived very happily with this thought in the back of my mind and I could even joke about drugs in a good light...