I Have a Weird Phobia of Falling Down Stairs

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    I had a bad fall down some steps

    as a kid. There were a bunch of other kids going up and down the stairs to so it was like the freaking stampede scene from the Lion King. Going UP stairs isn't a problem, but going DOWN the stairs makes me a bit anxious. Especially escalators for some reason.
    almaera almaera
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2014

    Getting Worse Every Day

    I grew up in a house with wooden stairs that I fell down a few times in childhood, so I've always made sure I hold tight to banisters whenever I'm going up or down stairs. In the past I had a little bit of anxiety regarding stairs, but nothing that interfered with my life.I ...
    fluvenson fluvenson
    26-30, F
    Jan 18, 2010

    I Fell Last Week.

    sometimes when i'm going downstairs i will vividly imagine the horror and sensation of falling down them. this exact thing happened to me last week. i was in a hurry, wearing slippery socks, descending the stairs in my house rather briskly, when suddenly one of my feet slipped...
    seedless seedless
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2007

    Stairs Phobia - Media Request

    I'm a features writer for the national newspapers and women's magazines. I am looking to do a story with someone that had a phobia of stairs - to the point where they wouldn't go up or down them - but has now conquered that fear. I want to help raise awareness of this unusual...
    FayeCaters FayeCaters
    22-25
    Oct 8, 2013

    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 to my death
    Jaimedee Jaimedee
    18-21, F
    Apr 12, 2014
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