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I Have An Irrational Fear

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    Heading One Off At The Pass

    I'm posting this cause made me think of this group. Today I was walking home. I saw an empty cooking oil box in front of a restaurant. Since I couldn't decide whether or not I was attracted to the labeling, I carried the box home through the snow (I didn't take a bus cause I...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Dec 21, 2009

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    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    I am terrified of cats.

    I love animals but cats freak me out! I cry when I know they're around...
    ifun6 ifun6 31-35, F Feb 23

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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    Many...

    I have an irrational fear of clowns, going underneathe of my bed, dolls, my feet being uncovered at night because someone or something might grab them.  
    AddyLuv AddyLuv 18-21, F Dec 11, 2009

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    I am deathly afraid of caterpillars.

    It's completely irrational because they're so small and harmless, they only live to eat then cocoon and turn into flying caterpillars (oh, I mean butterflies). I work at a preschool so every spring we do science projects and talk about them and I have to wear sunglasses and a...
    PepperGrrrl6669 PepperGrrrl6669 26-30, F Jul 17

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    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    I have a fear that a duck,

    somehow, somewhere, is always watching me...
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Lizards...No, For Real, They Are Scary

    I think my biggest irrational fear is of lizards.  I grew up in FL so there have always been lizards around.  You would think I would be used to them.  No way, they freak me out.  I swear I have had one try to attack me.  It was in my car on the dash and...
    KiaC KiaC 31-35 2 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    Deja Vu?

    Deja vus (can that be plural?) are my worst nightmare, I hate them so much that one time I literally had a five minute deja vu and contemplated suicide as a means to get out of it, and it only lasted for five minutes. My heart starts racing, and I instantly stop what I am doing...
    MirrorFace MirrorFace 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    Mail

    I am absolutely terrified of envelopes with the little window for name and address and no other markings. I get an awful feeling in my chest/stomach when one arrives in the mail. It started after a car accident so I have no idea how it those 2 link. If it has a logo I'm ok or if...
    badjenny badjenny 22-25, F Aug 12, 2013

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    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 6, 2013

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    I have an irrational phobia of vomiting.

    It sucks. It affects my life in so many ways. It's hard to eat, sleep, travel, leave the house, etc. it consumes my life 😔
    doctormimixx doctormimixx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I Fear The Sound That Chainsaws Make...

    But it is not just that, anything that resembles the sound of a chainsaw freaks me out. Everytime I hear that sound I shudder. If it is sorta close I get panic stricken, and if it is very close I shut down and can not hardly function. I would be scr*wed if some chainsaw maniac...
    hillybear hillybear 22-25, F Sep 24, 2012

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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Katagelophobia

    It is the fear of ridicule.
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F Jan 5, 2013

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    I can't stand being in an elevator.

    ..i once walked up 5 flights of stairs because i refused to take one.
    J4ckie123 J4ckie123 13-15, F Aug 2

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    Clowns

      I am terrified of clowns. I do not like their painted on fake faces. I do not like their noses. I even hate their big shoes. I just have always been scared of o clowns.  I know that to most people clowns are fun and loving but for me they are hideous and evil...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    Loud Sounds?

    I am afraid of loud sounds. Even if I know what is causing the sound. I hate the sound of strong wind, I love thunderstorms, but hate the thunder, I hate police/ambulance sirens, I can't even stand the sound of my Beagle baying. I get so scared. I get chills, my stomach bunches...
    ajgAngels ajgAngels 26-30, F Jun 8, 2013

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    ...dolls, and snakes

    and heights 'nuff said
    ThatOneLoneWolf ThatOneLoneWolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Snails, Slugs, And Worms

    They can't hurt me but I am terrified of them nonetheless.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    Let the Bodies Hit the Floor

    I have an irrational fear that my feet will somehow get chopped off if they hang over the edge of the bed at night. It's the same with an arm or a hand. It's silly, I know- but it's all I can think about if an appendage happens to wander off the edge. No matter how much I...
    Bennah Bennah 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2009

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    Dinosaurfanatic Dinosaurfanatic 13-15, F Aug 2

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    Brace Yourself........cars...

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I bet your wondering, if I have a fear of cars, how do I get around? Well the truth is, I'm fine being IN a car, I just hate being out on the roads around moving cars. Say for eg, I'm waiting at the pedestrian  crossing waiting for the lights to change...
    SmexiKay SmexiKay 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    People with disabilities.

    It disgusts me that I have a fear like this, but I do and I try so hard to get rid of it, but I just can't. Specifically physical disabilities. I know this is pathetic, but for whatever reason it feels me with so much guilt when I see them I get scared. :/
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F Jul 4

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    Yes, Really.

    I have always gotten really uncomfortable when about to call someone I've never talked to on the phone before. I don't know if it counts as a fear or not, but I spend 15 minutes trying to work up the nerve to do it...where other people make phonecalls without a second thought...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F May 9, 2010

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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Here I Am Crying Again.

    If this doesn't ever improve, and I really don't see how it ever will, I want to die.  There is no other choice.  I can't believe I ever got the point where I'd say something so awful, but here I am, at the absolute lowest point I've ever been in my life...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2009

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    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Fear Of Prison

    I have a fear of prison. I can't watch TV shows about being locked up, documentaries etc. And there seems to be a lot of them. Seeing people, especially men, locked up, behind bars, really gives me anxiety. It's strange because I'm not a criminal, and not doing anything that...
    1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    Sour Phobia

    So I have a sour phobia... no, not that I am sour about my phobia, I literally fear sour. Most specifically, I love fruit, BUT the fear that I have is most specifically that I fear fruit that is supposed to be sweet but ends up sour. You can't tell unless you try it. Some people...
    jalfwit jalfwit 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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    Here Comes Mine!

    wind. it simply paralyzes me.
    belzebub belzebub 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    I'm too scared to suck helium from a balloon.

    ..and I'm graduating this year...that is all
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I have a fear of shadows.

    I know that sounds weird, but I have my reasons. First of all, I'm not afraid in the sense that I go to bed with my lights on or would scream, but if I'm in bed and I see a shadow and I can't place what's making it, I'll turn on my lamp to figure out what's making it. The...
    harvestmoon94 harvestmoon94 18-21, F Feb 23

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    Of Shopping Malls

    I'm ok for a quick period of time. Once in awhile I will visit a mall for like a greeting card from spencers or replacement parts for one of my many piercings or something at the body jewelry kiosk. That is if there is no place else nearby which sells the same sh*t. Like I said...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Sep 1, 2013

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    The damn snuggle bear.

    Eff that guy
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    One Of The Scariest Things Ever...

    Kelp. Yes, you heard correctly. Kelp freaks me out to the point of panic attacks. It's not the kelp you find washed up on the beach either. I went on a boat one time that not only had a glass bottom, but when you go under the deck, all the sides were glass as well. They fed the...
    lilacoda lilacoda 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    So This Might Seem Funny To Some People But...

    I have a fear of escalators. Yes, I am terrified to step on a moving stair case. I realize how silly this sounds. I always think that when I reach the end I'll forget to step carefully and either I'll fall and bust my head open or I'll end up getting sucked under the escalator...
    ElysPerception ElysPerception 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    .......

    i was going to say women are my irrational fear but its not women in general....women who show any interest in me are my fear anymore....i generally assume they are not really interested in me but instead are toying with me or planning to eventually hurt me. i guess thats...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 19 Responses Dec 11, 2009

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    "Can't Sleep the Clowns Will Eat Me"

    Irrational fears... lemme see... clowns (freaky man!) spiders (ick) jellyfish (i live in corn country!) the dark (so i'm six, w/e) any bug with really long legs or more then six legs all together (ugh) being lost in a zombie outbreak (okay thats just funny) being robbed...
    freedomsong85 freedomsong85 21-25, F Mar 12, 2008

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    ohmyele717 ohmyele717 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    I like to think of myself as a person that's not afraid of anything. And physically that is true, I'm always up for a challenge. I have no phobias. Snakes would be the closest, but...
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    This has been a recent development. I am really not sure if it's right for me to fear this but this is causing unwanted stress in my life. It started last year in December. I had...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    So I joined the military and got stationed in Texas. I'm originally from New Jersey. One fear that I didn't know I had until I got here was the fear of being alone. Feeling alone...
    cyrusthevirus74 cyrusthevirus74 18-21, M Aug 26

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    I just wanted to live one day without fear and that'll be enough... - Pills - Booze - Oblivion (Trying to get into a fight, hopefully someone will knock me out cold) - Cars (I'll...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F Sep 2

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