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    My biggest fear is heights i get frightened on

    a Ferris wheel I can barely breathe when I'm up high and I think of the worst possible situations that could happen to me whenever I go up somewhere I high I feel as though I should jump off wherever I am as an alternative to get down from the height but I know that I would get...
    maceylovesyouug maceylovesyouug 16-17, F Apr 3, 2014

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    I don't actually experience any heights these

    days because I fear being immobilised,unable to move. This has happened in the past. The first time I noticed the problem was when I was a teenager I went with a girlfriend on 'the big wheel',a sort of Ferris wheel. She was fine but I was white-knuckled holding on to the rail...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    Panic

    when i was young i wasn't at about 26 years old i discovered i was! I find it strange now i have panic attacks when i am high up .
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    Wish I Wasn't Afraid Of Heights But I Am

    I've always been afraid of really high heights but it seems worse as I got older.  It's the worst when I'm out in the open air like near the edge of a extreme drop off. You know those beautiful scenic views where people stop my the side of the road?  That can seem like a death...
    PC2629 PC2629 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    I don't mind like low hights,

    I cant go on rollercoasters because most of them go really insanely high and that concerns me. Who else does that?
    Morgee3304 Morgee3304 13-15, F Jan 22

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    You Won't Get Me Up There

    I have always had this fear as far back as I can remember if I climb a ladder for instance I know immediately if I have gone to high because I just freeze and find that I can not move at all. And then if I make the mistake of looking down that's it the dizziness start's. So I try...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    Random Height Anxiety Attacks...

    I admit I'm afraid of heights, for whatever reason it may be. It could be a lot of things...genetics, etc...or it could be falling down the stairs when I was 2 (a very traumatic thing for me at that age...I had the same dream about falling down for a year). However, I find some...
    sublimex sublimex 16-17, F Dec 26, 2007

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    I'm terrible, my legs start shaking

    when I'm on a stepstool and I can't go more than half way up a ladder! I put Christmas lights up on the front of our house and was absolutely terrified. I can't stand the feeling of not having anything to hold on to, it sends my heart racing.
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Fixing The Bulb

    Please dont ask me to climb up the ladder though i'm the only who can fix the bulb that's stuck on the 20 feet high ceiling... and why the heck is the ceiling constructed that high?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11, 2011

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    Really Scared

    I am so afraid of heights. Everytime I get in a situation where I'm scared of the height of something, I get this huge adrenaline rush and just tense up. I feel that being scared of heights holds me back from things like climbing a rock wall, going hiking and even certain...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2008

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    I am scared but I get on roller coasters just

    for the scare. It always feels good after😂😂I am also scared of midgets, hospitals, spiders, & clowns
    Chocolateloverteam Chocolateloverteam 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    Doesn't Matter How Secure Or Safe...

    Top of the Empire State Building.  Standing on a 6 foot platform during a production of Songs For A New World.  Climbing a ladder to get something out of the rafters.  Standing on a 6th floor balcony. I hate heights.  They terrify me, no matter how safe...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2007

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    Anyone else get this fear?

    I'm scared of even small heights if the drop is bad enough for me to break some bones I'll be scared. It means I can't even go to certain shopping centres with friends and I could never admit this fear to them only to family. Walking over a bridge with only about 10m height is...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 26-30, M Feb 25, 2014

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    NYPD2495 NYPD2495 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2014

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    I'm so scared of heights.

    I refuse to ride roller coasters because of my fear. Airplanes are also very scary for me!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I don't like heights at all.

    I am always afraid that I will fall and get injured.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M Dec 14, 2014

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    I can go up a tree with ease

    and everything else but when I'm coming down it takes so much effort trying to get down. But I still love to climb!!!!!!!!!
    RedCatHunting RedCatHunting 18-21, F Dec 14, 2014

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    I Didn't Realize...

    How deep my fear ran until this past weekend... I have had moments in the past where I felt a twinge of fear, but was able to block it out... But this weekend, oh lordy lordy... My fear reared it's ugly head big time and I was forced to face it.. My guy took me horseback riding...
    CaliGirl3 CaliGirl3 36-40, F 4 Responses May 13, 2009

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    I didn't know about my fear

    until I was three or four, we were in paris and we climbed the tower. So I get out of the lift, see the drop, cover the 1st level with sick then faint. I had to be carried down =/ Normaly I'm pretty outgoing and confident but when heights are involved I make someone else do it...
    Tidgy Tidgy 16-17, M Jul 1

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    I have a fear of heights,

    so when I was a young Army officer, I decided to do something about it and go to the U.S. Army Airborne School at FT Benning. I made it through and got my wings--but my fear of heights intensified. Still can't handle heights.
    BlueStateSaint BlueStateSaint 46-50, M 1 Response May 28

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    I Am Scared of Heights

    I Am Scared of Heights... Very tall buildings i can't even go near the window... Glass elevators, forget it!! six or seven rungs up a ladder, i'm back down again lol
    GoodGuy34 GoodGuy34 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Yeah... I've been scared of heights

    since I was a kid. I'm slowly conquering it tho. My significant other is a roofer, in order to spend more time with him last summer I actually climbed up on the roof and started tearing off because his nephew and friends were helping him and they frankly...errrr... They were...
    Drechavo Drechavo 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2014

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    Well Sorta... ...

    Well sorta... I am not like afraid of being up high. It's the unrestrained or the actual chance of falling. Like I hate those outdoor bleachers. I will not sit on the top. Or being picked up. It's hard for me to trust that the person picking me up isn't going to drop me... But...
    PaperRoses PaperRoses 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 7, 2007

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    I know its crazy but I am ,

    I cant even climb a ladder without getting the shakes .I cant even watch tv if some guy is stood on the edge of a building or cliff etc looking down gives me a sick feeling in my guts and I have to look away . It makes no sense but there it is probably my worst weakness.
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 6

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    I started to get scared of heights

    when I went to Abu Dubai and on the roof of the tallest building in the world and no railing.
    IntellectPeanut IntellectPeanut 22-25, M Dec 14, 2014

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    Plane.... Give Up My Live

    I am scared of heights, especially being in a plane. I am scared to imagine what can be happen... accident... fall... crush.... Until now, I always choose to use car, or bus, or ferry... I think, if something happen I can try to survive my life, but how can I survive my life if...
    Muramasha Muramasha 26-30, F Jan 29, 2013

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    Didn't Used to Be...

    Last summer I fell from a height of 3 feet and broke my arm very badly (snapped the radius and ulna in half and had to have then surgically repaired). Since then, I've been deathly afraid of standing on stools, chairs, getting on a horse, anything that involves my feet off the...
    mspac mspac 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2007

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    I'm scared of jumping

    or sliding down high places but yet I want to sky dive.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24

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    too me, it's not a fear of hights,

    it's a fear of falling from a high place. think about it, say you go skydiving. if your parachute doesn't work, you have a long want to go to die :(
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M May 25

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    I always imagine falling down from

    that height and it's never pleasant. My legs turn to jelly, I start to sweat, and I can only concentrate on walking as far away from edges as possible and getting the hell down to lower ground.
    iiArial iiArial 18-21, F Sep 11, 2014

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    It Makes My Stomach Do Flip Flops.

    I can't stand heights. I remember in primary school I would clime on top of the monkey bars and start crying because I was so high up. I don't know if anyone has seen the latest James Bond movie, but there is a bit at the start where they are fighting way up in the air and they...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2007

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    Not So Much Heights It's More Like An Uncontrolled Fall Followed By A Sudden Stop. :/

    it's not so much scared of heights, it's more afraid of falling err I mean the sudden stop at the end of the fall. I like heights as long as I feel safe and restrained and I know I will land safely.
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Aug 14, 2010

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    Went to the Rio Grande Gorge

    and took a picture of both the gorge and the river. Stunning view and more so in person. But just being near the gorge can give you a heart attack!
    smcmahan smcmahan 41-45, F Jul 19, 2014

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    I am deathly afraid of heights.

    I can't do it. I hate elevators the most. You know when you step in one and your fear starts to rise. The number of people that are in the elevator. It all bothers me. My adrenaline goes up and my heart races. And then it starts to move. You can hear the wires that move the...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F Aug 21

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    I didn't use to be when I was a small kid,

    and strangely enough I'm fine on roller coasters. But when it comes to being high up on anything, or walking on a bridge even, I'm absolutely terrified.
    meganmalfoy meganmalfoy 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2014

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    Up Too High

    I feel weak and my legs feel like rubber bands when Im up too high. Scary as hell.
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Don't Look Down... But I Just Have To!

    I don't feel too guilty about fearing heights, it's sensible and evolutionary. I don't have many problems with natural highs - up trees, on mountains, peering over cliffs - it's the man-made stuff that really gets to me.  Tightropes between skyscrapers would be my worst scenario...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Dec 23, 2011

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    I have a fear of heights,

    I have the fear that my feet aren't touching anything. Like I'm fine if I go to a pool cause I know how deep I am, but if it's like a lake it feels the same as being high in the sky! I'm afraid I'm just gonna drop and it will be over!
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M Jul 24, 2014

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    It just gives me the creeps.

    .like I feel nauseous and I feel like I'm going to fall down..now I'm referring to TALL TALL heights..not like the heights of a monkey bar or a big waterside..I meant like REALLY TALL!! But I'm fine with planes cuz I'm safe inside :/ yeah I'm weird
    bunnychubz bunnychubz 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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    And I Hate Ladders

    When did I realize this for sure? Some when about the age of 35.  Two episodes from way back then.I was a close friend of the woman who was the adult in charge of a church youth group. One Saturday the youth group had a project to wash the windows on the outside of the rectory...
    CFOM CFOM 66-70, M 10 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    It's Limiting

    As long as I'm not falling, in danger or falling or the like, I can tolerate heights. It limits my life somewhat. For example, when in Sydney, I would like to do the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. Apparently it's the "Climb of Your LIfe". Well, not mine. I doubt I would feel...
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    I About Have A Panic Attack I Know Sounds Crazy Lol

    Heights is my biggest fear next to spiders .....I live in North Carolina so have to drive on mountains terrifies me the big drop offs I freak out getting up in my loft start cold sweating and heart racing and just thinking the worse OMG im gonna fall Im gonna die i hate that im...
    JessBcuzz JessBcuzz 26-30, F 27 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    I just can't stand it.

    Even a few stories. I don't know why. Is it because I'm really tall and thin im afraid I'll fall out?
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I am scared of heights.

    it wasn't always like that though.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 8

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    they are sooo scary! Like,

    seriously how are you not completely terrified?! I want to be short, so on roller-coasters I 'm not allowed to go on, and have an excuse for not going on °-° Also my sister pushed me off a wall in the back of our house, and i broke my arm, so this may be another reason I don...
    FlowerFollower FlowerFollower 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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