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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.
 
Lady in Blue

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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.
 
Lady in Blue

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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.
 
Lady in Blue

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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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the weird: stinkbugs, driving, and I used to be very phobic of religion/churches, but I'm slowly healing from that

the norm: agoraphobic, having children of my own/childbirth, and the very common fear of heights
 
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I can relate to the fear of churches. I developed the fear for several years after several bad experiences involving bullies in Sunday school on a weekly basis. I still have anxiety towards religion but for a different reason now. One woman on FB actually got nasty towards me in a support group for mental health experiences in a post asking for our opinion on whether or not religion should be allowed to be discussed and not be a banned topic. I stated that I think it should because I get anxiety over religion from past experiences and that I believed that I should be able to express my anxiety without being judged and that there were others who also had religious anxiety and we needed a safe place to be heard. This lady started to be verbally abusive towards me and berated me for expressing my opinion and said that I should join a religious forum to deal with my issue and I said that wasn’t an option for me because many people that are heavily religious will never accept people like me and I accept that and wish not to interact with them. She then accused me of being “a *expletive* liar” and that I was just making excuses. The reason I’m so anxious of religious people now is because I am gay and I understand that while not all Christians are homophobic, the majority of Christians think of being gay as being a sin to some degree. I mean I had one church that I went to try and pray the gay out of me and perform a sort of gay conversion on me as a teen. I think that I have every right to be afraid of attending church on a regular basis because I don’t know if anyone is judging me negatively for just being me. Many people like that lady have no idea what I actually went through or even how it feels to be frightened by something that should really bring comfort and inner peace.
 
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Aw I’m so sorry that that happened to you! That’s crazy. I consider myself Christian but I also think you should love who you love. If you’re in a happy relationship and you’re leading a good life I don’t really see a sin in that. I know that’s against what the church says but they’re not right about every little thing. I believe that god accepts us and loves us exactly as we are, and that he just wants us to be the best we can be.
 
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I have a fears of spirders, rotweiler type of dogs, or any king of big black dogs, also i have a fear of slopes, doing downhill on them, I can go up, it's question of walking down on a slope.
 
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Aw I’m so sorry that that happened to you! That’s crazy. I consider myself Christian but I also think you should love who you love. If you’re in a happy relationship and you’re leading a good life I don’t really see a sin in that. I know that’s against what the church says but they’re not right about every little thing. I believe that god accepts us and loves us exactly as we are, and that he just wants us to be the best we can be.
Thank you. I even explained to the abusive lady that there were many so called Christians that have actually advocated the idea of killing LGBT community members and praising the murderers when they happened. I even asked her if that is truly what she wanted to happen to me and she accused me of playing the “*explict* gay card” as another excuse which it really wasn’t.
 
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She sounds like she was grumpy to start with lol.
 
Gothic Christian

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I have a phobia towards mean dogs, especially pit bulls--If I happen to see a pit bull dog, I am so afraid I will be attacked..so I choose to stay far away from anybody that has one of these type dogs..8-]] :panic:
 
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