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Phobias

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Oim, Nov 22, 2012.

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  1. Oim

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    Do you, or did you have any phobias? Or if not phobias, lesser fears?

    When I was a kid I had really bad emetophobia-irrational fear of vomiting. I'd avoid doing things that could make me vomit, and when I felt sick I would always opt to sit there, for hours sometimes, fighting it instead of just letting myself throw up and probably feeling better. If anyone told me they were sick recently, I'd instantly get paranoid about catching it and throwing up as a result. I also had extreme anxiety about being around people while they are vomiting. As I got older I kind of grew out of it. I still hate throwing up, but I know now it's not as big a deal as I used to think it was. Interestingly I think fearing it has made my stomach stronger. I've found that you are able to fight back the urge to vomit with breathing certain ways. This of course goes out the window if you are simply too drunk or sick with food poisoning, however.

    Another one I have, and it sounds silly, is kabourophobia-irrational fear of crabs. I just hate them, with their pincers and legs. Hiding under sea-weed just so you can't see them, waiting to be stepped on. The worst feeling in the world for me is wading in shallow ocean water and not being able to see the bottom clearly, for fear there may be some bastard crabs lurking there.

    There's a place on Earth that would be a literal hell to me. It's called Christmas island. Just watching this video makes my skin crawl and makes me want to tuck my feet under me. The narrator trying to sound lighthearted does nothing to help.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5o2J2fI59so



    Also, I don't know if it has a name but I have a fear of going down for surgery and having the anesthesia not be completely effective, rendering me able to feel everything, but not be able to move or speak. I once read a story about this happening to some woman, and it scared me ever since.
     
  2. Achromatic

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  3. Ashe

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    ^ Elevators are scary >.<

    I'm super terrified of spiders. I know it sounds so common but I can't have anything to do with them. If a small one or something is in my room I freak out xD

    I'm also really afraid of getting lost. If I'm alone and have no idea where I am I sort of like panic and break down. It's happened a few times but luckily there was nice people around me to help.
     
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    balloons popping and tornados.
     
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  5. espeonbird

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    Ok so i'm now pretty certain I have a fear of choking and rollarcoasters. Its either a fear or a strong disliking of them.
     
  6. bubbie

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    i have a really odd phobia of talking on the phone. i have no idea where it came from but when confronted with the aspect of calling someone - anyone, i can't do it. also when my cell rings i usually let it go to voicemail and then text back. i know it's irrational but that's what phobias are all about, right? :P i also get really panicky in crowds. i had to work in electronics at walmart on black friday and i awful, awful panic attacks. just being around huge crowds terrifies me.
     
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    I'm not sure if I have any real phobias. But I do dislike:

    Blood. I don't like seeing massive amount of blood. Like in horror movies? Despite me knowing it's all fake. It's still just the thought of how messy it is. Although I guess I just think it's gross or something. I don't know.

    Stuff crawling under the skin, and you can see it move around. I've seen this in alien movies where some critter manages to crawl around under someone's skin. That makes me turn away real quickly.

    My biggest one though is...

    Mold. I refuse to touch it with either bare hands OR while wearing gloves. I hate looking at it, knowing it's there, and if there's a lot in the spot I will usually look away. If I do touch it, I will continuously think about all the spores lurking around on my skin, until I wash my hands a million times... I also lose my appetite, even if it's on something that is no where near food. And it sucks because I see it every single day, when I work .___.
     
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    Necrophobia- (Fear of the dead)
    I quit creepypastas for life.
    Arachnophobia- (Fear of spiders)
    Pretty common, started when I was a little kid.
    Pyrophobia- (Fear of fire)
    started with burning my nose a long time ago.
    Achluphobia- (Fear of darkness)
    Ironically I'm a night owl, but I still turn on the lights at night, even when sleeping.
    Atychiphobia- (Fear of failure)
    "I'm sorry" will never cut it for me, especially since I have Asperger's Syndrome, when I fail, I remember that crud for life...
    Aichmophobia- (Fear of pointed or sharp objects)
    Show me a needle as a joke, and I'll probably hate you for life...
    Acrophobia- (Fear of heights)
    Not as severe as being just high, only unsecure or unsafe heights, such as climbing
    Emetophobia (Fear of vomiting)
    Oh goodie, when I get sick, I get twice the fun...
    Hemophobia- (Fear of blood)
    Only other than my own.
    Phonophobia- (Fear of loud sounds)
    Can't go to movie theatres much anymore without cotton or headphones... Darn Asperger's Syndrome...
    Skelephobia- (Fear of skeletons)
    See, "Necrophobia" above
    Thanatophobi- (Fear of dying)
    not as much as when a kid, but still, moments where i think about it can still bring back chilling memories.
    Ophidiophobia- (Fear of snakes)
    I... don't need to explain this one, do I...?
    Themophobia- (Fear of high temperatures or heat)
    And yet I live in Florida... joy...

    And that's all my fears, I'm a mess, aren't I?
     
  9. Deltheor

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    One of my earliest phobias is a fear of bridges. I can't stand to go across bridges, even if I have to- I freeze up and panic and I have to either attempt to pretend that it's not a bridge or just sit there frozen until it passes. It started from a series of recurring nightmares when I was a kid, where I would be in the car with my mother and then she would just drive off the edge of a bridge and kill us both. I think those started when I was 4 or 5, and I've been terrified of bridges ever since.

    Another major one is a fear of pregnancy/childbirth. The thought of pregnancy scares me so much, and not even if a 'I worry if I would be a good father' kind of way- I am legitimately terrified by it. Just the thought of something living in my body for months and feeding off of me and then having to care for it for years to come is enough to make me sick- even though I know that I would never get pregnant. If my future wife/husband or my future self wants to have kids, I'm definitely adopting.

    A couple minor fears are the fear of blood, falling, confrontation, and showers. I should explain the shower one, though- when I was about 11 or so, I tried to take my first shower (I had just taken baths before then), but I slipped on the way out and sliced my stomach area on the magnetic metal bar that holds the door shut. Coupled with my fear of blood, I'm rather nervous about taking showers now. I just stick to baths if I can help it.
     
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  10. Fluffy_Eevee

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    I'm scared of...
    • heights
    • clowns
    • strangers (really bad)
    • spiders
    • wasps
    • unknown situations
    uff...and some other pointless stuff
     
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    -Crowds/small spaces
    -Heights/bridges/flying
    -Roaches
    -Cemeteries
    -Germs

    Most of it has to do with me being obsessive-compulsive...others have to do with traumatizing events. Roaches, coming from living in an old house with a pest problem. I could deal with bugs. I like bugs. But roaches, skittering all over your face at night? Nuh-uh. Cemeteries came mostly from recurring nightmares, about being burried alive. That, and glow-in-the-dark tombstones. Those things are friggin' creepy.
     
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  12. Froslass

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    I dislike Roaches. Alot. But I don't really have a problem with any other bugs (Spiders, Bees, Wasps, you know the drill)
    Being really high up can be scary, too.
    When I was younger, death really scared me after my cat passed away.
     
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  13. Sachi-Shimazu

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    Spiders (supposedly from the giant spider in Harry Potter)
    The dark (probably shouldn't have read that book of monsters when I was little, can never read a creepypasta except slenderman)
    heights (constant fear that tall structures are gonna crumble while I'm on it)
    rejection (I physically cannot talk to girls I like)
    death (I would freak out so much if I was in a position like Sword Art Online)
    blood (if being queasy at the sight of large amounts of blood count)
    Chuck Norris (that's just plain logic)
     
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  14. Pixil

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    Oh, Doima, your paragraph about emetophobia... made me comment here =P Because I can relate pretty hard.

    No one likes throwing up, but for me it can cause full on anxiety attacks. It all started the summer before 8th grade when I was about 11 and watched my sister throw up on the street several times. I think watching her (in addition to my parents fighting brutally at that time) was kind of traumatizing for me, but I didn't really realize it until I was on a field trip a few months later and my friend said she felt sick, and I started getting extremely anxious. Then she took out a bag and had her head in it, and I nearly had a panic attack. And then she actually threw up, and I was just done.

    After that, I got paranoid about everyone throwing up if they even just said "Man, my stomach hurts." I didn't want to be anywhere near them. Someone in my math group that year mentioned they had the stomach flu over the weekend, and I had a knot in my stomach for the next few days, just hoping I didn't catch it. I'd worry myself so much that I would feel dizzy and get stomach aches all the time, and be worried I would throw up from it, especially in public. God, it's awful.

    Nowadays, it's not THAT bad... If someone says they feel sick I get a bit anxious, but no where near as much as I used to. Unfortunately my boyfriend throws up really easily (he's done it twice in our relationship simply from eating too much mac and cheese), so he's seen my panic attacks, but at least I'm getting better. I also don't worry myself into stomach aches/nausea anymore, at least not over vomit.

    Interestingly enough, I haven't thrown up once since I got the phobia. *knocks on wood* xP And even more interestingly enough, my sister has it a lot worse than me. (yes, the one I had to watch throwing up) I've seen her have anxiety attacks when our littler sister was sick and throwing up, and my mom kept yelling at her to calm down, and I felt so bad because I knew exactly how she felt. I wonder why she has it too? I don't think these things are hereditary. Maybe actually throwing up while our parents were screaming and yelling traumatized her a lot more than me. I wouldn't be surprised.

    Whoops, sorry for the rant. I don't have any other phobias. Fears, sure, but not full-on phobias.
     
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  15. GarchompIsBlaziken

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    Arachnophobia- I am extremely terrified of spiders.
    Afraid of needles.
    Hemophobia- Whenever I see my own blood I have a huge panic attack and barf and I can't see someone else's blood either.
     
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    * Social Interaction
    * Public Speaking
    * Death
    * Heights /
    * Guns
    * Blood
    * Loud noises /
    * High speeds /
    * Failure
    * Some Bugs /
    * Throwing up
    * Sharp Objects /
    * Doctors /
    * Dentists /
    * Drowning /
    * Drugs - Even prescription medication
    * Pregnancy
    * Teachers /

    EDIT:

    I don't know why I care so much about this post... I guess because it portrays a lot about me? I don't know.

    Anyways, some of these are more or less "lesser fears" and not all-out phobias. So... I'll just leave a slash [ / ] next to those.
     
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    Not the dark, but what could be in the dark in unfamiliar places.
    Going blind, or not being able to open my eyes. (I've had some bad dreams...)
    Drugs. (most of them)
    Spiders. Don't look at them under a microscope irl, it's scary.
    Intercourse. (I've had bad dreams, okay?)
    I think I'm afraid of blood, cause I got a small but deep cut and I passed out in the emergency room when I looked at it.
    BUGS.
    And that's it... I'll probably think of more though.
     
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    • Immobility - The nightmare that plagued me as a child; sitting in a chair and then not being able to move anything below the neck.
    • Open Spaces - I can't stand being in large spaces without other people, I go nuts.
    • Demons & Wicca - It just terrifies me, the thought of these things contacting us like they do... And wiccans are (no offense, just my opinion) crazy for ever trying to communicate with the afterlife... It opens bad doors!
     
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    Okay, let's see here...
    • Falling- I hate the feeling of falling, but I'll go on the high-dive to see if I can get over the fear.
    • Failure- I think if I fail, people will think less of me.
    • Choking- This fear came from a meal where I actually choked on a piece of bacon. I can't touch bacon now.
    • Pregnancy- Everything bad that can happen to you when pregnant makes me not want to have kids.
    • Not being able to open my eyes- I woke up one morning not able to open my right eye, and I flipped out.
    • Rejection- It's hard for me to say my ideas because of this.
    • Wasps- I near wasps. :I That's why I hate going outside.
    • Social Communication- I'm very shy, even online.
    • Darkness- I love darkness, but I have the fear of someone killing/kidnapping me.
     
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    So, I thought my childhood irrational fear of cockroaches had long been gone. And then the other day a roach woke me up. It hid in various places of my room for like an hour, in which I could not sleep, chasing it with a shoe in my hand and on alert. Those things are the worst. They make a little noise by walking. Uugghh... And the idea of one going inside your ear oh my goooohd.
    In the end I rushed downstairs to get bugspray and I pretty much sprayed all my room, and then I didn't rest until I found its body, which I didn't, but I kept listening and when I heard that stupid noise they make by running into stuff I sprayed like a madman in that general direction. And they ran towards me in a frenzied state! I kept spraying but IT JUST WOULD NOT DIE and I took my shoe and hit it like five times.

    It's worth noting this was at 3AM and I life on a (very thin, not noiseproof at all) second floor.

    Stupid insects.
     
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