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I Have An Irrational Fear

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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...
    freedomsong85 freedomsong85 21-25, F Mar 12, 2008

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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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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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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    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...
    lilacoda lilacoda 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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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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    Evil Birds - Ostriches. Yes, I am terrified of ostriches. When I was younger, my aunt took my to the zoo. We were at the ostrich exhibit and this one ostrich ran extremely fast...
    SavedByHim SavedByHim 18-21, F 1 Response May 14, 2012

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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...
    jalfwit jalfwit 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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

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    Open Water - I have a completely irrational fear of open water. To be honest, I don't even know how to describe it. I can't stand swimming, dangling my feet, or even being too...
    JustaGirl65 JustaGirl65 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    Of All The Ones Out There I Got Stuck With This Haha - I think it all stems from a bad dream when I was younger. My mom was driving me and my 2 brothers over this bridge when it...
    foreverwandering foreverwandering 18-21, F Mar 25, 2010

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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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    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...
    harvestmoon94 harvestmoon94 18-21, F Feb 23

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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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    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...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2009

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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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    Embarrassment Phobia? - Is there such thing as an embarrassment phobia because I have it, I could barely have the "define the relationship" talk with him, I only smile at people...
    AsherBarakat AsherBarakat 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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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...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Dec 21, 2009

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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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 6, 2013

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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...
    hillybear hillybear 22-25, F Sep 24, 2012

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    A Few. - 1. Mottephobia. Fear of moths. 2. Pteronophobia. Fear of being tickled my feathers 3. Claustrophobia. Fear of being trapped in small spaces.
    Echo98 Echo98 16-17, F Jan 13, 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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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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...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F May 9, 2010

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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...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Sep 1, 2013

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    Three - i'm a crystellophobe; im, afraid of breaking glass, when im near or holding thin glass (especially if you can her it ring when you pick it up) i get very nervous and dont...
    shadowcastle shadowcastle 16-17, F Jan 5, 2013

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    Oh Yeah.. - I have a list. Most of my fears have to do with my past.. Ready? 1. Loud noises. My entire childhood was built around screaming and crashing sounds. 2. Thunder storms...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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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...
    Bennah Bennah 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2009

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    Stuck - lately i have many fears since ive heard the news i will have lost my old therapist(s).Replaced by new ones. My fears have been about loss. Ive feared being murdered or...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F Jan 12, 2013

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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...
    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...
    MirrorFace MirrorFace 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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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...
    1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    I am absolutely and positively horrified of tape measures..
    ohmyele717 ohmyele717 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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...
    ajgAngels ajgAngels 26-30, F Jun 8, 2013

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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...
    ElysPerception ElysPerception 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    Gales - Cant deal with them. No idea why, rain, thunder and lightning don't affect me. Just loud winds. They make me feel like a scared little kid again :p
    Spilligan Spilligan 18-21, F Feb 9, 2013

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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...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 19 Responses Dec 11, 2009

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    And not being what I've always wanted to be in the future and achieving my goals is the biggest fear I got
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    when i was sixteen i fell pregnant, which resulted in abortion. ever since then ive been suffering with depression, and have a huge fear of abandonment. before this experience, i...
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    i dislike birds so much. the noises they make scare me, the cawing, the flying, all of that. & i think what makes it worse is that in my neighborhood, there's a LOT of trees around...
    VeenaWasHere VeenaWasHere 16-17, F Mar 18

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    I will soon be joining the National Guard. My boyfriend is already in. We've been face to face only ten days before he shipped but talked for about a month plus. That for one is...
    CrimsonFlora CrimsonFlora 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    When it comes to guys taking to them online or not I just am afraid they won't like me. Ik it's stupid but whatever
    Sd6752 Sd6752 16-17, F Mar 19

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    Heyy , well every time i go to a doctor i feel nervous and scared , and after a while i feel light headed idk why its so wierd.... Even if im going to a dentist i feel the same
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