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What’s an uncommon irrational fear you guys have? Mine is escalators. It obviously isn’t something that ruins my life or anything but people think it’s very weird haha.

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    • Justinerosexx

      927d

      That everytime I walk into my house from not being home all day there’s going to be someone inside waiting to kill me lol

    • Justinerosexx

      927d

      That everytime I walk into my house from not being home all day there’s going to be someone inside waiting to kill me lol

    • nugget625

      927d

      Me**

    • nugget625

      927d

      Jellyfish ugh gave my shivers even thinking about it

    • Kirbalirb

      928d

      Mine is confrontation. I can’t even call my own friends without having a borderline anxiety attack beforehand

    • DoctorStrangeS1mp

      928d

      Lizards. Dishes that have sat for more than a few hours. Women. And I was born a woman.

    • Flint

      928d

      I’m terrified of bugs that are known for eating dead or decaying, like roaches and ants. I think it has something to do with my ocd

    • FallenAngel86

      928d

      Elevators I’ve seen way too many crash or get stuck in movies

    • Tokyolab16

      928d

      Drains really freaked me out. They always have. I don’t have any justification for why I’m frayed of them, but I know it’s some thing that people judge me for when they find out about it.

    • Venti

      929d

      Bugs of all kinds (even butterflies☹). I've gone into a panic attack and sobbed hysterically over them before for no legitimate reason. That and surgery/anesthesia, I've never had issues when under anesthesia or during surgical procedures, but it makes me cry when surgery is even mentioned as a potential option.

    • LuluGPeaches

      929d

      Calling businesses or people I don't know. I have to gather a lot of courage to make those calls. I don't know where the fear came from, but it's gotten worse over years. I much prefer doing things over text, email or an app, when I can.

    • lilly109876

      931d

      Oh marina im so sorry to hear that, that’s horrible 🥺 I think our situations are diff but the same if that makes any sense. Not a doctor, but if you think the pain is associated with the bruises then hopefully the pain medicine starts to work at some point 😕 I would personally suggest using heat (you can use ice too, a lot of people recommend that better even but it just depends on how you feel about it) I would also recommend seeing an orthopedic or a specialist for the body part where you feel the most pain so that maybe they can help manage the pain or make it feel like you can at least function. I’m seeing one right now, and he’s sending me to therapy

    • Naomibaby

      931d

      @cryptic: Im so scared of crabs

    • Naomibaby

      931d

      Aliens. Chemicals poisoning me.

    • NDKitty

      931d

      Air vents. Like on your ceiling or wall. No idea why. It's better now but I don't like looking at them for too long 🤣

    • MarinaV

      932d

      Lilly: okay so I’m pretty sure I have nerve pain. I don’t know if it’s from the IV or not. I was on some medication for migraines and it gave me so much nerve leg pain that I could hardly walk. I’m still a bit bruised where the IV usually goes, the middle of your arm. I went to the ER for the nerve pain (they think I’m drug seeking so they didn’t do shit.) but they just told me to take strong ibuprofen. my arms and legs have been hurting a lot lately. I look away if they’re putting a needle in my arm and I shut my eyes and expect the pain to come

    • Kaya

      932d

      Driving

    • AboveWater

      932d

      I have a terrible, terrible fear of escalators too!! I hate getting on and off of them.

    • seatune

      932d

      spiders, i know they’re not going to hurt me but i can’t shake their creepiness

    • nickvalentine

      932d

      i’m very afraid of falling/tripping on stairs. i always walk with one hand on the railing, and constantly visualize myself falling. not very awesome.

    • AlyssaNeko

      932d

      Bees

    • lilly109876

      932d

      Hey Marina, gosh that sounds so bad I’m really sorry to hear that 😭 I def felt that last part, I always close my eyes because I don’t think I can handle watching them do it. If you don’t mind me asking, did anything happen to you after other than the bruising? I have temporary nerve damage from a nurse who incorrectly put IV contrast dye through my wrist rather than my upper arm so I’ve been trying to find someone with the same problem so I can see if they healed rather than just take the doctor’s word that I’m going to heal.

    • DumblePuffin

      933d

      Helicopters. Specifically police search helicopters. Stems from a childhood experience of witnessing a police chase involving an escaped criminal.

    • evieee

      933d

      i hate eating food that people i don't know well give me. i'm always scared they're putting awful things in it and i have no idea why.

    • MarinaV

      933d

      Lilly: I still have small bruises where I had IVs in because they were so rough about it. I used to not be afraid of them but I have been since that incident happened. my last surgery, they got the IV specialists right away and I was so thankful for that. that nurse sounds like she was rough about it 🥺 I just turn away when they do it. I don’t have them as often since majority of my appointments are online 🙌🏼

    • nbwiththespinnerring

      933d

      Mine is speed, it’s called tachyphobia. I go into a panic whenever I try to ride a roller coaster

    • cryptic

      933d

      i'm beyond scared of crawfish. someone sent me a picture of one and i cried...

    • DaltonSandcat

      933d

      Dogs easily. I'm not even sure why, since I owned a dog when I was young. If I even think about one i tense up and seeing one terrifies me

    • lilly109876

      933d

      Hey Marina, hope the surgery went well. And yet I really wish too. The same thing happened with me recently. My hands are now bruised because they can’t find veins on me. I wish they were kinder about the situation because they all just looked at me like I was anxious and one of the nurses put her leg on top of my hand with the needle to make sure I was still while she inserted another in my upper arm. I don’t move though, I just get scared

    • Junebug1

      934d

      I hate escalators also! Sitting at refld lights gives massive anxiety. Also waiting in lines at the grocery store.

    • Fiercellama

      935d

      Port a potties they’re like a dark hole and they smell and you don’t know what’s in the toilet

    • wowwie

      935d

      balloons. they are loud when they pop and i hate things that make squeaky noises. it feels like it physically hurts me

    • Bun

      935d

      i’m afraid of a bug crawling into my ear lol, it makes it hard to fall asleep sometimes

    • MarinaV

      935d

      Lilly: I’m not afraid of needles but I had a surgery and the nurse didn’t know what she was doing and kept pulling and moving my IV and it hurt for days. I didn’t get any damage but I’ve been more nervous when I have to get them. I wish they would be as gentle as they could about it

    • MarinaV

      935d

      I hate escalators! I used to get made fun for it but they seriously freak me out so fucking much. if you’ve seen Elf, that’s almost like me. I avoid them whenever I can. I would rather be out of breath and take the stairs if it means no escalators for me.

    • nikocada

      935d

      Bugs. I try to suppress my reactions, but sometimes I scream really loud and I swear it probably sounds like someone is trying to kidnap me. Ants are cool though.

    • lilly109876

      935d

      Mine is needles. Nobody can really find my veins so there’s always so many trials and errors with sticking it into my body and I just hate it. Now I have temporary nerve damage because some nurse stuck a needle in my wrist for a CT scan when he was supposed to do it only in the areas above in my hand.

    • UnluckyUnicorn

      935d

      I’m afraid of receipts. They give me so much anxiety it’s ridiculous. I’ve literally cried in public because of them. I find everything so embarrassing and something about receipts is just awful for me

    • moonwxtcher

      935d

      I don’t like people seeing me in front of my house, like anyone passing by in their car, I still suck behind whatever car is in the driveway at the moment ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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