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    Fears and Phobias

    We all have a fear or phobia of something, what is it? No-one knows anyone else personally, so let your fears of ugly internet obsessed men and women be known if thats the truth!

    Mine are spiders and needles. With spiders I tend to let them have their own corner of the room and I stick to the other. With needles, I have EMLA cream now and despite being insulin dependant and have to self inject four times a day, they still terrify me and it doesn't help that I can feel the needle inside me and any movements, I know about, needless to say, a lumbar puncture was not easy going!

    So come on, fess up

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    Anything creepy crawly, usually get spiders in my room but suck it up with a vacua and have to have a shower because i cant sleep otherwise

    Long ladders, comes from working about 30ft up a ladder drilling a hole, the guy footing the ladder got distracted and the ladder slid backwards with me holding on with one hand and a drill in the other, when I hit the bottom the drill trigger had locked and was about 2 inches from my head.

    http://spydersden.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/brazilian-wandering-spider.jpg

    Spiders & heights

    Cotton wool oO

    My other is cows which my other half who grew up on a dairy farm thinks is hilarious.

    Its the way they seem to follow you if walking through a field, you look back but they stand still even though the space between you and them as not increased no matter how far through the field you are.


    Didn't help staying over at the in-laws one Christmas as they had a new born calf that had been born in snow and ice, we was trying to warm/defrost it with towels, blankets and an hair dryer as the after birth and crud was frozen solid, all of a sudden the mum came lunging over the gate where she was fenced off, nearly crapped myself on the spot.
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    EDIT: Just looked to see the name for this and apparently its Taurophobia, weird as I am a Taurus, no wonder I avoid mirrors!
    Edited by: "harlzter" 15th Mar 2011

    shopstilldrops

    Cotton wool oO



    My other halfs is polystyrene, and felt tips due to the noises they make rubbing, is that the same with cotton wool?

    Original Poster

    Yeah, cheers for posting the picture of a spider oO

    shopstilldrops

    Cotton wool oO


    I don't like cotton wool either, it feels awful

    cotton wool, needles, bugs!

    harlzter

    My other halfs is polystyrene, and felt tips due to the noises they make … My other halfs is polystyrene, and felt tips due to the noises they make rubbing, is that the same with cotton wool?




    Yep ,same here also this one might sound daft but if anyone puts anything material inbetween there teeth , for example my son went through a phase of chewing his bib , blanket, towels etc and i literally had to leave the room , aaaargh my teeth are on edge right now just thinking about it !

    Original Poster

    I've never heard of a cotton wool phobia before, learn something new every day

    Lol, yay i am not a weirdo afterall :p........lots of people feeling the cotton wool pain !

    shopstilldrops

    Yep ,same here also this one might sound daft but if anyone puts … Yep ,same here also this one might sound daft but if anyone puts anything material inbetween there teeth , for example my son went through a phase of chewing his bib , blanket, towels etc and i literally had to leave the room , aaaargh my teeth are on edge right now just thinking about it !



    Actualy just readind that has set my teeth on edge too, damn you giving me a new phobia.

    http://funnyhub.com/content_images/5525_2763_snake-bites-face.jpg
    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Society/Pix/pictures/2010/8/26/1282836479283/Cotton-wool-balls-006.jpg
    http://purefixion.com/attention/cow.GIF

    people picking their nails......that noise!

    jellybaby22

    Spiders, birds ,mice ,rats, dogs, heights ,deep water.... And cotton … Spiders, birds ,mice ,rats, dogs, heights ,deep water.... And cotton woolThink that's about it






    Not much for you then jb ?....:p

    Original Poster

    Just googled and found that a fear of cotton wool is Bambakomallophobia

    Shaunco ...........your wicked !........:D..........

    moose109

    Just googled and found that a fear of cotton wool is Bambakomallophobia





    lol, ........Bambawhat ??

    Original Poster

    shopstilldrops

    lol, ........Bambawhat ??



    My thoughts exactly lol!

    harlzter

    Actualy just readind that has set my teeth on edge too, damn you giving … Actualy just readind that has set my teeth on edge too, damn you giving me a new phobia.




    So your worst nightmare would be a cow following you in a field whilst chewing a blanket ........X)

    Original Poster

    Caligynephobia- Fear of beautiful women.

    I pity the fool who has that

    i have a huge choking phobia and im scared of the sea
    i dont like spiders either

    moose109

    Caligynephobia- Fear of beautiful women.I pity the fool who has that



    it's cool they can take refuge in Burger King!

    i use to be really scared of needles up until 2years ago when i was pregnant and had to have blood taken for the first time, i started crying before they did it lol but since then ive realised there not as bad as i thought and now im no longer scared of them, i dont like having them but it doesnt bother me anymore.

    Anglophobia- Fear of England or English culture, etc - Good job i don't have that. oO

    I can't think of any really........i don't mind creepy crawlies or flying etc. I'm not keen on going on boats but i go.

    the normal needle phobia and 2 strange ones, car washes and tortoises/turtles!!

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    pink-ka

    i use to be really scared of needles up until 2years ago when i was … i use to be really scared of needles up until 2years ago when i was pregnant and had to have blood taken for the first time, i started crying before they did it lol but since then ive realised there not as bad as i thought and now im no longer scared of them, i dont like having them but it doesnt bother me anymore.



    I'm constantly giving blood for this, that and the other and got told I would get used to it all. 5 years on and there is no way I have, hence the EMLA cream which is meant for children, not adults

    Heights and the thought of being trapped in a tight space dont go down well with me.

    I have a really bad phobia of butterflies and moths.
    I'm often seen in the summer months ducking and diving like some kind of nutter, kids think its hilarious.

    I have a fear of heights, dying, and pidgeons flying too close to me.
    Edited by: "LDN88" 15th Mar 2011

    flynne123

    I have a really bad phobia of butterflies and moths.I'm often seen in the … I have a really bad phobia of butterflies and moths.I'm often seen in the summer months ducking and diving like some kind of nutter, kids think its hilarious.



    how old are you?

    i hate butterflies too
    Edited by: "ham82" 15th Mar 2011

    Butterflies - thats my main fear which sends me running round like an idiot!

    Also dont like roller coasters, teeth and eggs.

    I'm 35, been scared of them as long as I can remember.

    loobie

    Butterflies - thats my main fear which sends me running round like an … Butterflies - thats my main fear which sends me running round like an idiot! Also dont like roller coasters, teeth and eggs.



    flynne123

    I'm 35, been scared of them as long as I can remember.



    good don't feel so bad now.

    LDN88

    I have a fear of heights, dying, and pidgeons flying too close to me.





    My hubby is terrified of birds too, ( the feathered variety ! ) and bats , was hysterical when he tried to be brave for the kids sake in the bat house at Chester Zoo, his cap got knocked off by a low flying bat and he let go of the kids hands and went running out sreaming loke a baby , lol..........all 6ft 4'' off him X)

    I'm 31, i dont even know when/how the butterfly phobia started. They look evil!
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