irrational fears

@riyasam (16578)
India
February 14, 2009 10:20am CST
people have fears of anything from insects to birds.whaat are your fears??i get frightened by the sight of a cockroach and i also fear falling ,i used to be frightened to go to those giant merry go rounds and now as you all know,i have problem of balance,so i am all the more afraid of falling................
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@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I suffer problems with anxiety ever so often. Like today for an instance, I got scared and panicky in the morning because I felt a little short of breath. The allergies are really getting to me so I was coughing alot. So when ever I feel a little short of breath I panic! Then I start to hyperventilate and I get so scared that I'm not going to be able to breath. I know this is because of my anxiety problems but I still get these panic attacks and fear.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Welcome to my world. It is the pits when anxiety kicks in isn't it.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I've learned a lot about anxiety over the past several months. My son began experience anxiety earlier this year and we are still working on it. Do you have certain things that you do, or certain things that you say to yourself to try to get through your anxiety?
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Feb 09
i dont know how far it will work in your case.but meditation does help ,there might be some meditation centres nearby(it did help me to calm bown to some extent.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
28 Feb 09
I am terrified of bee's. I have panic attacks if they come anywhere near me. Because of how scared I am of them, I freak over any insect that makes a buzzing sound.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
3 Apr 09
i got some allergy over bee stings,i usually get a boil which takes time to heal leaving a big scar.
@Sreekala (22895)
• India
17 Feb 09
Hi Riya, I also scared of some creatures but fortunately in Delhi there is not much. Cockroaches are there but small in size. In our native there are number of creatures especially in the rainy season. I scared to see those small worms normally seen in plants. Some are yellow in colours and if it touches anywhere in our body an itching will start in the particular place of our body. I really scared those.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
3 Apr 09
even i am scared of those worms(i think they are a variety of centipede,the kids there are not scarred of it.yhey kill it barefoot)
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@Sreekala (22895)
• India
15 May 09
Hi Riya, Thank you so much for the BR.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
15 Feb 09
grills on the ground - I am afraid of them
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Feb 09
you mean the potholes???i have seen too many movies(brr)
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
15 Feb 09
no, things like drainage grids or heater grill, anything you step on with those open slots I had to once walk onto a ferry across that stuff and I was in SHOCK by the time I got over it - full scale phobia - cold, shakes, sick to the stomach, I was bad before, I'm worse now At least I have an idea of WHY I'm afraid - when I was a small child - probably the winter after I was 2, I fell on a heating grate an "waffled" my hand.
• India
14 Feb 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, Well, to be true, I am also afraid of going around any adventures. Probably this has gone into me right from child-hood. I would never prefer to go into river, nevr would like to go into see. i will always confirm from everyone about my un-certainties. I am always afraid of uncertainties in my Life. may god bless you and have graet time.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Feb 09
i am also somewhat like,though i love water,i have never learned swimming.
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• India
16 Feb 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, Well, my hubby knows swimming and once he crossed river Gomti, flowing in Lucknow, but, became so much tired that, he had to walk down over-bridge, it was just to prove that he knows swimming in front of his two younger cusions. may god bless you and have a great time.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
14 Feb 09
i am afraid of long and hard riya.well i am afraid too this merry go rounds and riding a plane.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Feb 09
well....i love them
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
15 Feb 09
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I have so many fears, way too many and some hold me back which is sad. But my biggest fear is of lizards. I can not stand to even look at one on TV or in a book. That lizard in the insurance commercial is not as bad since it is not a real live one.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Feb 09
we see many lizards in my place,they usually come out at nights to eat flies,it doesnt bother us.have you ever seen flying cockroaches.i have seen and i really wished,i could become invisible at that time.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Oh yes, we have flying cockroaches down here also. There are a lot of palm trees here in south Texas and roaches love those trees. It seems like when the weather is really dry here those big flying roaches come out and try to find water. I don't like them either.
• Romania
2 Apr 09
Yes, I have a phobia for spiders. I find spiders disgusting. Maybe things are much deeper. I hate the way they hunt, the way they kill, the way they hide, dark and humid places, dirt, old and abandoned places ... I hate their waiting for a victim and the sticky way they build up a trap. I think the spider is more like a symbol of what's disgusting for me.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
3 Apr 09
i too dont like spiders and thanks for the response.
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
I have much fear in frogs. Frogs are the only animals which scares me. I am not afraid with snakes, cockroaches or any other insects or animals. I really hate to see frog. It's simply scary.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
3 Apr 09
somehoe i also donot like frogs.they are so slimy,so creepy.
• United States
3 Mar 09
I also have problems with my balance and have the fear of falling. I have fallen in my pool and in my home. The worst fall I have had has hurt my back muscles. My biggest fear is snakes and now my husband losing his job with the economy and us losing our home.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
3 Apr 09
i do understand your problem,my hubby had recently lost his job,thankfully he got another one,so keep your chin up.
@biggerb (2028)
• India
17 Feb 09
I just can't stand the very sight of a cat.It gives me a creepy feeling.Nothing puts me off like a cat.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
4 Mar 09
my mother also fears cats.my mother had a run-in with a didiseased cats,after that she has developed a phphobia towards cats.
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
It is funny how sometimes people get worked up about things that really aren't that scary. I have a fear of spiders. I do not even touch pictures of spiders and even spider stuffed toys. I used to hate hearing the sound of the beel in church. Growing up with these phobias is really a drag. I cannot tell you how many times I got teased with spiders by my friends. LOL
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
16 Feb 09
Hi riyasam, I agree with you that everyone has one or the other fear which one has to encounter in day to day life.I also have quite a few fears and one of them is from rats..these days(thankfully) there is none in our house, but if ever there is one, I am scared to go to the kitchen at night fearing I might stumble on the rat by mistake. Till one occurs in future, I'm free to walk in the kitchen any time!!!!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Feb 09
thanks for the response.
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
I hate cockroaches but I am not afraid of them. They should rather be the one to be afraid of me because I'd kill them as I see them. It is on the snakes that I really am afraid. I don't even want to see them in photos how much more seeing them live before my eyes.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Feb 09
same thing happens with my daughter.she recoils in fear,when she a movie about snakes(she has never seen a live actual one)
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 09
My irrational fear is of being buried alive, what I mean is that I don't fancy being awake whilst the worms and insects use me to dine off! It's stupid really, that's why I decided that I want to be cremated and not buried, mind you I have no dependents so when I do die, who is going to be by my graveside? I hate bugs and I can't even bear to watch a film or program about them. I can watch the worlds most scariest horror film and not bat an eyelid, yet when it comes to bugs I can't even bear to be in the same room if it's on, yuk!
@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Feb 09
somehow,the bugs also gives me a creepy feeling.(i donot get scared on seeing blood(i am a doctor)but would get down from the bed,if i see a cockroach)
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I am afraid of heights. I can't climb ladders or go up fire escapes without my heart going a mile a minute. I don't know what it is, I've never fallen or anything like that, but like you said it's irrational. I realized my fear when I was 13 years old. I was going to a basketball game with my friend and her father at a high school, and the only way to get into the gym for non-students was to go up 4 flights of fire escape stairs. I started out ok, no problem. Then i glanced down and saw striaght thru to the ground. My heart started to race, my grip on the rail tightened, I even felt a little dizzy. My friend was up at the top of the stairs and I was just passing the second floor. In my head, I was thinking "come on, they're just stairs..." but that didn't get my legs moving any faster. What I think is most interesting is that it doesn't bother me to fly, or even go on a rollarcoaster 300 feet in the air. But take me to the third step on a ladder and I start turning into jelly. Yep, irrational.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Feb 09
thanks for the response.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I am not quite sure why but some numbers frighten me. I guess it's more of a habit that I must do then a fear, but even so I do think I've made it into a fear.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Feb 09
thanks for the response
@bubbletush (1334)
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
I actually fear that my teeth will one day be replaced by dentures. This is kinda weird and most people find this answer unusual. Anyways, I already have my teeth all covered with jacket. It was kinda expensive but at least I am sure my teeth will be protected from cavities.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Feb 09
thats funny,i also have this sort of fear.one of my teeth was knocked off in an accident,i had to put an artificial teeth,it was kinda expensive.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I'm so scared of flying, Sharks and Bees . What a combination that is.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Feb 09
well.i have never seen a shark face to face(only in the musuems and as for bees,i sometimes wonder why GOD made them???
@skydancer (1986)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I would say my biggest fears aren't as superficial as bugs or heights (although my anxiety issues have cursed me with plenty of those types of fears as well). My biggest fear is the loss of purpose in life, loss of my dreams, and basically loss of anything that makes me who I am or identifies me in some way (and I don't mean just material things). As far as the more irrational, superficial fears go, like most people, I cannot stand the sight of a cockroach. I have a MASSIVE fear of severe weather (I can only reside in certain locations because of it), fire, and going past the 4th floor of tall buildings. If I am in a hotel that is a high rise building, for example, I cannot stay in a room past the 4th floor. (This is odd because adapted to heights fairly easily when I was a diver, and will go on certain amusement park rides that are high, but that is a different feeling for me than dealing with the height of a tall building). It has to do with falling and with security... being able to escape easily without injuring myself for life if I find myself in any danger... I am also afraid of certain politicians but I won't go there(!). I have OCD, which is an imbalance of the neurotransmitter seretonin - a chemical in the brain signaling risks and dangers. Basically people with OCD are on constant alert and even though each individual deals with different anxieties and different symptoms, it doesn't take much to make them afraid or insecure... so that plays a large role in my fears.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Feb 09
my sister often tells me thet i have AN OCD(jokingly)(whenever i get upset over,which is quite often)(we both are doctors)