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I Have a Phobia

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    A Phobia Of Wasps And Bees. - Okay, this phobia developed from a fear about 8 or 9 years ago roughly? I don't know exactly how it developed or where it came from which is rather...
    VirgoTheArtyFarty VirgoTheArtyFarty 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    I Want Help - I have 3 major phobias that rule way to much of my life and I want them gone! I've tried letting go of them but it's like they are glued to my palms and no matter how...
    FancyThis FancyThis 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Three Major Ones. - 1. School shooting. Not quite sure if this counts as a phobia, because it makes damn good sense, but I include it anyway because I think I'm abnormally afraid...
    xxcassandra1228xx xxcassandra1228xx 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Haphephobia - I have a fear of being touched, or touching. Being sixteen, and going to public school, it's really hard. Nobody will ever want to be involved with me because I'll...
    ScaredToLife ScaredToLife 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    My Fear - i have a fear of losing control. like breaking down or being vulnerable. i'm afraid to let people in and trust them. up until recently i never let anyone one in. but i'm...
    DarlingPossession DarlingPossession 13-15, F Oct 1, 2012

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    An Early Example of My Phobia -      I was young, 18, and had been married about six months.  My husband and I were going to eat at a nice little Italian...
    LunarPanda LunarPanda 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    I Have Just Developed a New Phobia!!! - Last night I couldn't sleep because there were like literally hundreds of coyote's just outside my house and they all started screaming and...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    Leaches Yuck! - I have a serious fear of leaches. I know they can't hurt me, but they freak the hell out of me. I had one on me last week at work ( in a vineyard), I screamed and...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    I've This Strange Phobia That Effects Me - Well i can handle most of the things that usually people associate their phobias with like water, Height, Animals, Bugs but i've a...
    lazyangel lazyangel 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    I Have A Phobia For Phobias So To Speak!! - So I really try to get rid of mine.. was able to control a few but still I am scared of snakes (any kind.. I'm out of thr), deep water(I...
    Pm227 Pm227 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    I Have Just Developed a New Phobia!!! - Last night I couldn't sleep because there were like literally hundreds of coyote's just outside my house and they all started screaming and...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F Sep 3, 2009

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    The Origin of My Phobia? -      Thru the years, I have talked to several therapists about my phobia.  Here follows my first memory and maybe the...
    LunarPanda LunarPanda 66-70, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    I Live In The Land Of 10,000 Lakes... - and yes I'm still afraid of bodies of water. It all started when I nearly drown on two separate occasions, I swear water has it out for...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Feb 22, 2010

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    Coulrophobia = Clowns - Ugh .... who has seen the movie IT ? It's that stupid *** clowns fault that i'm the way i am .... on top of that i have asthma .... so one day while i was...
    CallMeDizzy CallMeDizzy 18-21, F Sep 29, 2012

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    Common One - Heights but also to answering the door or phone to people I don't know, stupid I know!
    mum8 mum8 51-55, F Aug 20, 2008

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    Actually I have two phobias but the other is of non importance reguarding this particular subject. So I will start by saying I started back to college yesterday. I havent been in...
    whitwankstah whitwankstah 18-21, F Jan 9

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    Fear Of Failure. - I suffer from Atychiphobia, which basically just means: Fear of failure. I've had it since I was very young child. Fortunately, I don't suffer from it very badly...
    xSimplyBellax xSimplyBellax 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    7 Bad Phobias! =s - Lets see In order of how big the phobia is   #1 - Spiders!!! UGH! When ever I see them, no matter how big or small, I scream, sometimes freeze out of...
    CGFE CGFE 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2009

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    Electrocution Fear - A phobia or fear, either way. I have a fear of electrocution. I don't think I could ever change a lightbulb because of that reason. I am cautious around...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    Weird Phobias - I have more than one phobia: driving, loose hair or greasy hair, (i know weird) talking on the phone, dialing a call, and lastly fear of touching others or...
    cre8jeni89 cre8jeni89 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2008

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    Std Paranoid - I was bullied as a child. I dont know why but it always seemed to follow me which I may think have caused my current condition. I was in high school sick of it...
    Miketold Miketold 22-25, M Sep 20, 2012

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    Several... - I have several phobias..chief among them, fear of heights and fear of abandonment. Penny Webb
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F Sep 3, 2009

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    Whale Phobia - since my childhood i have been so afraid from big stuff and the whales were the most of them i  had many nightmers about giant whale i cant stand looking at them...
    cutekakashi cutekakashi 22-25, F Mar 7, 2011

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    Arrrrgh! :P - I have Apiphobia and Sphexiphobia (irrational fear of bees and wasps) and I have a panic attack whenever I see a bee or wasp (no kidding!). When I was 12 years...
    llama4lifex0x0 llama4lifex0x0 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2009

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    Water... - can't stand it, i can't swim because of it.... i hate going out on boats, i can't dunk my head down into the water and if i get to far into the sea when i was trying to...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2009

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    My Aichmophobia ... - Okay so i have Aichmophobia .. The phobia of sharp objects, yes it sounds strange coming form a girl that used to cut... Well i have to go have blood work...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 9, 2013

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    Trypophobia ...Feeling Uneasy - I am a trypophobe - never had a name for it until about a month ago, but it plagues my life :S
    lostinmytwenties lostinmytwenties 22-25, F Nov 6, 2013

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    Phobophobia? - WARNING WARNING... EXTREMELY MOCKING AND SARCASTIC TEXT... I hope none of you here have phobophobia... cause it is really terrible... Likewise terrible is having...
    myspip myspip 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    A Very Mild - Fear of being alone/abandoned Fear other loved ones dying Fear of small spaces Fear of Potato bugs Fear of spiders Fear of heights Fear of the dark Fear of...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F Dec 18, 2009

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    Phobia Of Water .. - I never learned to swim in my life. It's not really my fault. I am allergic to the chlorine that they put in the swimming pools. No swimming pool, no swimming...
    LittleMissDimples LittleMissDimples 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    Tendons - Even the word makes me cringe, I hate them so much. I just imagine them being rubbed and looking like white strings which twang when they're plucked and make a...
    ourdoubtsaretraitors ourdoubtsaretraitors 18-21 Jun 13, 2009

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    Currently watching arachnophobia 😷 i feel sick
    sascha168 sascha168 22-25, F Feb 2

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    I can't deal with throw up.... Not even on tv or in movies. Ever since I was younger, I couldn't stand throw up... Whenever someone threw up, I didn't want to see it, smell it, or...
    SWFinNY SWFinNY 31-35, F Apr 1

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    I Just Spent The Last 20 Minutes... - Strategically hunting and incapacitating a s- s- s- ...thing. I used rubber gloves and a *whacking device* - namely a tissue box. It took...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ Apr 24, 2010

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    ria728 ria728 16-17, F Mar 20

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    I'm not sure i actually have social phobia or not, but the other day my friend said that I was showing "classic signs of social phobia." I've always been very shy and find it very...
    madelinemaryann madelinemaryann 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    A fear of forgetting my daughter. OCD in that I reach back to touch her three times to assure myself that she isn't in a buggy. Her car-seat is secured to the car by two clasp...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    People phobia. If you meet me in real life maybe I won't be able to even make eye-contact when I'm nervous.
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do. It makes me petrified to go to the dentist now because I am reaching a point where I may need serious dental work. I don't know what to do anymore. I don't even want to go...
    rainbowrsn1 rainbowrsn1 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have like a phobia against people lol. Strange I know. I cannot make eye contact with people or else I just laugh or look away. I don't touch people or I don't like being touched...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Let's say Sir. Helpful, offers assistance by means of a massage. This is not inappropriate as he does this professionally. The suggestion arose from lengthy conversation of...
    merrygentry merrygentry 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    This constant feeling of bad nausea. This anxiety - nausea is taking over my life. It's taking away my ability to function outside. I can't go out to eat. I can't take a shower...
    BGS9 BGS9 22-25, M Mar 16

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    I don't care to be out of the house much. I'm 19 and live with my folks. When I was in middle-high school I was bullied so badly that I grew to just fear and hate people. To this...
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Ever since I was a kid I have been terrified of butterfly's because when I was younger one of them flew into my mouth and my mom had to like pry it out of my mouth. Now every time...
    Lissyb Lissyb 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I didn't know what claustrophobia was when I was young. All I knew was that I hate crowd and I can't let myself be in a small enclosed and confined area. I would feel that I can't...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F Mar 28

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    Hi everyone, i am 17 years old and i started feeling like this when i was 15. One day i went to my cousin's house and i got really sick and threw up. I have always been scared of...
    Emilymontenegro Emilymontenegro 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I just turned 34, and I am seeking treatment for social anxiety, in earnest, for the first time in my life. It was pretty severe and is still at least moderate. I've made some...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I am abused and I have the weirdest fear. I fear silence. My mom always yells at me and when everything is quiet I know something horrible is going to happen. The other day the...
    ArizonaDrew ArizonaDrew 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I know now that my case is severe from all things involved that bother me. I want my parents to understand how bad it is, but they don't listen to anything I say and just assume I...
    brancappuchino brancappuchino 13-15 Apr 6

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    Right now my big problem, is I really want a job. I think about it one day it sounds great, I'm excited I want to get 3 part time jobs and save. But soon as I think about it and...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    One of my biggest fears is the stairs that have no middle part between them...I'm always scared I'm going to fall down (or up) and slip between the two steps and get stuck or fall...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I m 31. Married for ten years. In a joint family. Have two children. Daughter 9 yrs and son 7. And want to specify that I love my husband a lot and even he does. Now my problem is...
    Plsbdecent Plsbdecent 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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