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Katelyn Katelyn
I am beginning to struggle with Agoraphobia and I was wondering what phobias other Eden people have and how you deal with these fears.


I included a list of the top ten phobias but this is not limiting, leave comments below.


Has therapy helped you?
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Arachnophobia
8
Ophidiophobia
2
Acrophobia
6
Agoraphobia
4
Cynophobia
Astraphobia
1
Trypanophobia
4
Social Phobias- any phobia which includes fear of social situations
17
Pteromerhanophobia
Mysophobia
- Any other phobias? How do you deal with, or treat your symptoms?
13
Total votes: 55 (38 voters)
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04/11/2012
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ghalik ghalik
Coulrophobia
04/11/2012
sexystuffeve sexystuffeve
Quote:
Originally posted by Katelyn
I am beginning to struggle with Agoraphobia and I was wondering what phobias other Eden people have and how you deal with these fears.


I included a list of the top ten phobias but this is not limiting, leave comments below.


Has ...
I don't have any phobias that I am aware of... though I don't like the idea of swimming with sharks.
04/11/2012
sexystuffeve sexystuffeve
I mean a shark like a great white or something
04/11/2012
plaidvulva plaidvulva
Trypanophobia. I can not stand needles.
04/11/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Katelyn
I am beginning to struggle with Agoraphobia and I was wondering what phobias other Eden people have and how you deal with these fears.


I included a list of the top ten phobias but this is not limiting, leave comments below.


Has ...
Never gone to therapy, but most of my phobias are due to one particular experience. I am certainly an arachnophobic! I checked the box for Astraphobia too because I freak when thundering or lots of wind occurs. I wouldn't actually go so far as to call it a phobia, but we had severe tornadoes last year (first time ever in our area!) and now nearly everybody here FLIPS over thunderstorms. I get some pretty rough anxiety, but nothing that I can't manage with lots of activity until it passes.

The other phobia was due to that particular bad experience so at one time I think I was at least borderline Androphobic/Arrhenphob ic, but it's gotten better. It still has not entirely gone away and I get tremendous anxiety around some men. Not all, but for years I did do well when being left alone with men. That's understandable considering what I'd gone through, but I think I'll always have suspicions and anxiety when I am alone with men (besides family and my partner). I didn't go to therapy for any of the problems associated with that "experience" of mine, but my partner and I struggled a lot for 4 years. I FINALLY made it to a breaking point, I guess you would say sometime last year and I'm like a new person! Those things never go away, but I can finally relax without having any sort of breakdown.

Other than those few extreme fears, I have bad fears that do limit me in many ways, but nothing I could consider a phobia. I don't like to use terms like that lightly. I can be scared of something without it being a phobia, but those that I mentioned, I truly believe were beyond abnormal. I have a fear of strangers going near my booty (such as during a pap exam) to the point where I've freaked when it was brought up (and refused it) but I wouldn't call it a phobia as it really doesn't limit or hold me back in life. Lol. I'm terribly afraid of messing up or failing at particular things, but not anything too phobic-like.
04/11/2012
Raigne Raigne
I am level 1 agoraphobic, and I also have an extreme fear of falling, to the point where I've gone down unfamiliar stairs in public, on my ass, on more than one occasion. I also hug walls, even on very wide balconies. The agoraphobia is something I can usually tolerate enough to function, though I tend to be twitchy. The one exception was going to NYC for a college media convention. We were there for three days and on the last day I freaked out and when I came home I didn't leave the house for two weeks. It's good to push myself into situations like that, since that's how you cope with anxiety, but that one was too much at once.

ETA: To the OP, if you suspect you are starting to become agoraphobic, especially if you're experiencing frequent panic attacks and don't know what your triggers are, I suggest asking your doctor for a recommendation for a cognitive behavioral therapist. It can be very difficult to ask for help, and agoraphobia is one that will continue to get worse if you do nothing. Even if you have no idea HOW a CBT will help you, go find one. If you don't like the first one, find another one. The biggest aid to helping manage any mental illness is the support of someone else. You're not alone.
04/11/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I don't have a specific phobia but I do know of friends who have them. You're not alone!
04/11/2012
Katelyn Katelyn
Quote:
Originally posted by Raigne
I am level 1 agoraphobic, and I also have an extreme fear of falling, to the point where I've gone down unfamiliar stairs in public, on my ass, on more than one occasion. I also hug walls, even on very wide balconies. The agoraphobia is something ...
Thanks so much Raigne,
I have been seeing a wonderful psychologist for a couple of weeks now and she is super helpful. I also love how supportive everyone on Eden is!

I am having a party at my house this month and I have been have such nervousy panicked moments about all those people, I want to stay comfortable but I also miss seeing my friends. It is definitely tough to push myself but it has become a lot worse of the last couple of months (school stress and the like).
04/11/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I have apiphobia (also called melissophobia), a fear of bees and similar insects. I used to be pretty much incapable of going near a bee or wasp, and would completely freeze upon noticing they were nearby. Since my route to work pretty much guarantees I'll have to go past them during the summer, I've gotten a bit better. Now so long as I can give a berth of several feet, I'm okay, but they still make me nervous, even though my rational mind knows they aren't usually going to bother with people.

It's a lot worse if I find one indoors, which can cause a panic attack. Last summer I spotted a cicada killer (incidentally, one of the calmest and most harmless types of wasp) while at work, and I actually collapsed in front of a bunch of customers. Thankfully I only had about fifteen minutes left on my shift.
04/11/2012
Taylor Taylor
I don't know what most of the phobias on the list refer to. I do have social anxiety/phobia, but I am in therapy and trying to work on it.
04/11/2012
catsin catsin
I had agoraphobia for awhile. It's slowly getting better.

It was worst when I was really heavily smoking pot. The only way I got better was slowly pressuring myself to interact in those spaces and to stop smoking.

I hope you're able to get through it soon! Agoraphobia was AWFUL
04/11/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I have social phobias. I can't be arond people without having panic attacks. I'm working on it.
04/11/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
I've actually had severe anxiety since about June of last year, out of the blue. It just kinda.. comes on. It happens when I am out and about or even at home, full blown panic attack mode. I have also had a medical condition since June of last year so I am hoping the severe anxiety doesn't last for ever. I am seriously so fucking social. I don't understand it.
04/11/2012
Raigne Raigne
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Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I've actually had severe anxiety since about June of last year, out of the blue. It just kinda.. comes on. It happens when I am out and about or even at home, full blown panic attack mode. I have also had a medical condition since June of last ...
The mind and body are connected. If both had the same period of onset, I would bet they are are related.
04/11/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Cameras and recording devices...
04/11/2012
CoffeeCup CoffeeCup
Entomophobia - fear of bugs or insects It's the only thing that still can give me nightmares so bad I have to completely wake up and turn on all the lights.

I used to have rather sever social anxiety, but I am on medication for it now, which makes it manageable.

My mother struggled for many years with agoraphobia, so I have a good idea what you are going through.
04/11/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I wouldn;t say I have phobias per say but I do suffer from bad aniexty so alot of things scare me and i get super anxious about them.
04/11/2012
sekmetrn sekmetrn
Quote:
Originally posted by Katelyn
I am beginning to struggle with Agoraphobia and I was wondering what phobias other Eden people have and how you deal with these fears.


I included a list of the top ten phobias but this is not limiting, leave comments below.


Has ...
I am terrified of spiders!
04/11/2012
Entropy Entropy
Mine is germophobia. I blame it on my microbiology courses and over a decade in the health care field. How do I deal with it? I clean my hands about a thousand times a day. Plain soap, antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, and my personal favorite, Avaguard. Avaguard is this awesome waterless hand cleaner that's strong enough to be used to prep before surgery.
04/11/2012
DeliciousDrip DeliciousDrip
Quote:
Originally posted by plaidvulva
Trypanophobia. I can not stand needles.
SAME !!!
04/11/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Katelyn
I am beginning to struggle with Agoraphobia and I was wondering what phobias other Eden people have and how you deal with these fears.


I included a list of the top ten phobias but this is not limiting, leave comments below.


Has ...
I chose "other" because I don't know what half of those are LMAO~!

I hate snakes. They slither and its unnatural LOL.
The only other one that I have is claustrophobia. I'll start having a panic attack so bad that I can't move. I hate it when that happens!
04/12/2012
Alx Alx
Those pesky arachnids! And then there's my social anxiety which I suppose counts as a social phobia, yeah.
04/12/2012
married with children married with children
dont really have any, but I dont like talking to groups of people or people I dont know.
04/13/2012
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
Emetophobia. I'm terrified of vomiting.
05/11/2012
dv8 dv8
I have a fear of misplaced apostrophes.
05/11/2012
Emerlyn Emerlyn
Coulrophobia and Trypanophobia
05/11/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I HATE spiders and snakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
05/11/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by dv8
I have a fear of misplaced apostrophes.
Oh, god, those things are scary!
05/11/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
i got a couple but im not telling
05/11/2012
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Unique posters: 26