(Closed) confession time: irrational fears?

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
11226 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@ANGELaaimt:  Yes to these last two. 

Falling down stairs is a huge one for me. Velvet/velour. Earthworms. Anything that stings. Bugs with lots of legs. 

Post # 19
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I had a ridiculous fear of needles as a child.  It was sooooo extreme, right up through early high school!  I’d cry, I’d scream, I’d try to bargain my way out of a shot, I even tried running out of the clinic once.  It came to a head when I needed dental surgery to remove a bunch of baby teeth that had overstayed their welcome.  My orthodontist could have done everything in his practice in my hometown; all he needed to do was insert an IV for the anaesthesia.  Well, I was NOT having it.  I screamed bloody murder and thrashed around and they had to stop and send me home because I was freaking everybody out.  They tried again a few weeks later, with the same result.  Finally they said I’d have to go to a hospital 70 miles away and go under general (administered by mask, not IV).  My parents were understandably furious, because I was being so irrational (I was in my early teens at this point, not a young child with no concept of what was happening) and the surgery ended up costing them waaay more than it would have if I could handle the IV placement.

Here’s what I think was a major issue with this whole situation – they tried doping me with laughing gas before inserting the needle.  For whatever reason, my system cannot handle anything conscious-altering.  It freaks me the fuck out to lose control over my mental faculties.  I can’t drink, I can’t ingest caffeine, and don’t even get me started on that time I was prescribed codeine cough syrup when I had whooping cough.  I have never tried a single recreational drug because I know it would go terribly.  So the whole experience was a warped nightmare for me.

Now, at 26, I have zero issues with needles.  I can give blood and get shots like a champ.  I just don’t watch it happen – I honestly don’t feel a thing as long as I’m looking elsewhere.  I’m not sure what changed, but life is soooo much easier now.

Post # 20
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

People that cough into their hands and then don’t ash them. I obsessively watch here they place their hands so I don’t touch the same surfaces… Seriously, gives me the totall heebijeebies (as a teacher, I happily give children the choice of couging into their elbow or ashing their hands every single time. Takes about a day to get elbo coughing lol).


Balloons popping. If I know it’s happening, I will leave the room.

Flying whilst sick. Terrified of getting an ear or sinus issue.

Post # 21
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Needles, throwing up and clusters. 

Post # 22
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@wisher558:  OMG i hate birds too, when theres a group of them flying and im driving i smi close my eyes. i will run from them, scream, hate hate hate birds.

Post # 23
7641 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Millers and Charlie Chaplin

Post # 24
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Flying Frown Am currently psyching up for a long-haul flight in October…I’m determined not to let me stop it doing what I otherwise want!

And cockroaches.

Post # 25
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Escalators. I can’t use them unless I am wearing flats and have my hands free.

Post # 26
1540 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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@vorpalette:  +1 I have a thinkg about stairs. I always go down the stairs slowly.

I’m scared of jellyfish. i was stung a bunch of times during 1 vacation. Now, I have this anti-sting lotion called safesea that I apply when I go in the ocean, but still get anxious with it on.

Post # 27
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a fear of falling, which is probably related to my fear of heights. I also fear “danger”, ie: being robbed, mugged, or worse.

Post # 30
1797 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Clowns!  And also people in costumes (like at amusement parks) where I cannot see their face and they try to touch me.

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