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Do you have any unusual phobias?

fazza

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Prawns (shrimp) don't know why but they scare me to death and the thought of eating one is even worse.

Earwigs scare me and I either have to leave the house or it must die (sorry vegans) my house my rules.

Basically anything with more legs than a dog cat cow or horse scares the crap out of me.
 
Lady in Blue

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I have a phobia of riding the subway, being on a boat, driving (especially on highways), dens/basements, dark clouds and wind to name a few.
 
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I was also terrified of going to church for a couple of years because I was being bullied every week in Sunday school. I still freak out if people launch rubber bands from their fingers or toss a pencil across the room. It got so bad that I literally started praying to God not to send me to church every Sunday morning. I’ve been weary of churches since then.
How traumatic! I would have a panic attack when I went to church every Sunday since the age of 7 or 8 because I was in music class at school (compulsory at that time), and the principal came in and told us we had to sing at some stranger's funeral the next day. I was up in the choir loft and looking down at the coffin I felt my body starting to float up and I thought I was going to fall into the coffin. Closest to a dissociative experience I ever want to get. After that I was terrified I was going to faint in mass, but eventually overcame it in my early 20's.
 
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Where to start?

  • parking the car in a multi storey car park or any car park with a roof
  • snakes
  • wasps
  • getting cornered/trapped
  • the dark
  • ladders/heights
theres probably more but i cant think of them now
I have a phobia of ladders/heights, too. I just came back from a vacation, and our guide took us to a lighthouse. I got as far as the third last portion and there was a ladder in a very enclosed space that you had to climb up. I couldn't get past the first rung so I just waited for them to come back down; never did get to see the view from the lighthouse tower.
 
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Driving over (as a driver or passenger) high up places, bridges, quarries, etc. It’s a debilitating phobia because I actually let it control where I go to avoid them, which I know is outlandish but I guess that’s why it’s a phobia. Trying to get help because I don’t want to to control my life anymore.
I can so relate! I was terrified going over this really long bridge to Prince Edward Island, especially looking at the churning water underneath me.
 
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