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    Default Do you have a phobia?

    I don't know if this is has a name for it but my biggest phobia is food that is going off or is off. Take bananas for example. They have to be completely unblemished, skin included. I was at my Aunty's yesterday and she had a fruit bowl full of black bananas. I couldn't be in the same room. I obsessed over them until we left.

    Mum used to get cranky at me because of the waste of food etc but now she is pretty good and puts up with me. The kids and I live with her. She cleans out the fridge, fruit bowl etc because I literally gag and shake. When she's away, dad comes and does it for me.

    So I've shared my big one. What's yours?

    I'm also claustrophobic, scared of heights and spiders ALTHOUGH, I actually rescued a daddy long legs the other day because DS1 insisted. I didn't touch him though. Nnnnooooo way.

    Oh and how could I forget... eating/drinking/breathing noises including the scraping/clinking of cutlery. Ew.

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    Mine are fairly standard fears for the most part. Spiders. Not fond of heights. I do have a fear of falling so rollercoasters are out because of the big dip. The one everyone laughs at me for is the Chinese lions that you see in the festivals/celebrations. They freak me out!! Especially if they flutter the eyes too close to me. I go out of my mind. Which is not cool because I work in a club in a high Asian population area so we regularly have these through during different times of the year

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    Clowns.

    Ever since I was about 6 years old. No idea why.

    But even as an adult if one comes near me they better be prepared for a punch in the nose!


    Blossom

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    Nothing odd just heights, mountains and fast rides...

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    I'm scared of lots of things that some people would have phobias over but I guess I don't class it as a phobia for me because it's not a crippling fear that interferes with my life, I still get sweaty/shaky/poop myself though.

    Spiders, snakes, small spaces, heights.

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    Olives... not even kidding 😦

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    I have emetophobia, a fear of vomit/vomiting. Been like this since I was a child, with my parents believing it was just an attention seeking thing (as my little sister used to get sick a lot).

    Even if someone says they fell unwell, my heart starts to race, my breathing gets shallow and fast and my anxiety goes through the roof. I try and get as far away from them just incase. If someone is vomiting, I can't be near them. I don't want to see it or hear it. My husband knows to go to the other bathroom if he's sick.

    I'm working on it now I have kids..as obviously can't really avoid vomit. But I still get the horrible anxious/panicky feeling and I still want to run away and hide..but force myself to stay. I can't relax or sit down, just pave the house and try to keep myself calm enough so that they don't realise how scared I actually am.

    As for if I'm sick...I don't vomit. I haven't vomited in years, and if I do start to feel unwell it triggers all the same anxiety stuff.

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    Needles/blood, spiders, heights. I can pick reasons for the first two. As for the height phobia, no idea how that started.

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    Swallowing tablets. I just can't do it. I know it's irrational but I can't even put a tablet in my mouth without gagging and having an anxiety attack :-(
    I'd much rather have a needle than swallow a tablet as weird as that sounds !

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    Birds & chickens ....ever since I was little I was chased by an emu (I know it's big but still a bird) so now even the smallest bird I can't go near. The whole flapping thing, not a fan at all. They just creep me the eff out 😵


 

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