Irrational phobias

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  1. msmir

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    Hollis, emetophobia is something like the 5th or 7th most common phobia. It is in the top 10. And yeah I know, I have a totally neutral reaction towards other bodily substances, including the runs (sorry gross I know).. if my kids have bloody noses or the runs I deal with it just fine. Just puke I cannot be around. And I do my best to never do it but if it must happen which again thankfully is rare.. somehow I handle it... still shaken up.. but when it comes to others being sick, I simply cannot do it. Weird thing is my kids were once babies that spat up and I handled it not great but ok considering.. but if I am around a baby now, I don't want to be around it after it eats... makes sense huh? :confused:
     
  2. Hollis

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    I knew it was pretty common, though I didn't know it was in the top 10. I rarely meet others with this issue and usually people think I'm insane for it. I wonder what causes this and if they all have a past life issue that contributes to it? Hmm..
     
  3. ChrisR

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    Say hi to another emetophobic! ;) Although I'm not nearly as bad as I used to be. Like you and msmir, I will run a mile if anybody around me happens to mention coming down with a stomach bug .... and I can't even be within hearing distance of other people who are sick.


    I know that nobody likes throwing up, but when I was little, it used to terrify me beyond 'normality', and even today, when I feel nauseous which, thankfully, isn't very often, the thought of the 'inevitable' is enough to send me into a panic. Interesting that the actual throwing up part doesn't really bother me, it's the moments leading up to it that trigger the panic. (I'm sorry for the gross nature of this post by the way)


    Up until I met msmir, I thought I was the only person with this strange fear, so it's interesting to know that it is in the top 10 phobias. I wonder how it could possibly be past life related though? I can't really associate any kind of traumatic event (enough to leave an imprint on the soul) with vomiting, apart from disease .... and disease is a natural part of life, so I'm a bit reluctant to believe it has anything to do with past lives to be honest.
     
  4. Shiftkitty

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    My sister-in-law had a panic-inducing fear of two things; arachnids and small, enclosed spaces.


    The arachnid thing was due to her childhood in Arizona. Their house was falling apart and was crawling with spiders. This wouldn;t have been so bad except that one autumn she went to go to bed and when she pulled back her blankets, her bed was loaded with scorpions looking for warmth. It kinda left a scar on her psyche!


    The other one, however, she had no clue where it came from. We got to talking about it one day and I showed her a series of pictures of things like phone booths, elevators, and a hand sticking up from the sand. She said that the small room-type pictures made her uneasy, but the hand made her heart leap into her throat. I asked her to go with that thought, just say what was on her mind.


    She described a place so enclosed she could barely move. She was wrapped up in something and had to rip her way out, which wasn't easy with no room to move. When she did, she was someplace dark and the air was running out. She wanted to scream. She wanted someone to hear her.


    What do you remember? I asked her.


    She said she had been very sick with fever, boils, and other signs of wasting. She had fallen asleep and couldn't wake up. She could hear people crying. She feared for her children. What would become of them? She tried to wake up, but only fell deeper into her sleep. She woke up in the small place.


    That was when she snapped her eyes open and was inside my kitchen. She didn't realize she had just regressed! Our conclusion was that she was possibly a plague victim, or even of some not-so-infamous disease, and was buried prematurely. I'd say that's a pretty traumatic way to go!


    In this life, she if ferociously dedicated to her children. She is not a fighter by a long shot and often tells me that she wishes she had my nerve in facing people down. I told her not to discount herself until she had to fight for her kids. When she did, she was like hell unleashed! (School bully related issues compounded by the bully's mom being a personal friend of the principal. Yeah, my humble sister-in-law went nuclear!)


    She still fears enclosed spaces and avoids them when she can, but knowing where that fear came from has made it easier to accept. She calms herself by making note of how she plans to get out of that space should the need arise to do so quickly.


    She's not entirely sure about reincarnation as it doesn't mesh with her faith, but she stays open about it, knowing that what they hear at church is an official interpretation of the bible made by mortal men, and we all know how flawed we mortals can be!
     
  5. msmir

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    Chris and Hollis, the phobia like any other phobias may or may not have stemmed from past lives. It could have been something that happened in this life when you were too young to remember. But I know in my case it was past life related. I am sorry this is going to have some graphic detail but...


    When I was in the experimental labs in Auschwitz I witnessed other kids vomiting and that I am sure is what started. And I had a traumatic incident when I was 4 that involved vomiting in this life that must have triggered those past life reactions to it and since then I have been very emetophobic. Personally if it was not for that incident, the phobia still would have come out due to other triggers. I know we must heal from past life trauma but definitely one thing at a time and this is something I know there is no rush for.
     
  6. Hollis

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    Thank you for sharing that, msmir. I can see where that phobia would come from for you and I hope you heal in your own time.


    Due to the fact that this phobia was something that appeared before I could even walk or talk and is paired with childhood hypochondria and abnormal interest/fear of plagues and the like, I would find it very hard to believe it's not somehow related to a past life.
     
  7. Mr. Mike

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    I have two irrational phobias. First, I can't stand anything tight around my neck. I even stopped wearing a neck protector in hockey because I simply could not stand it anymore. Our choir uniforms back in elementary school had a turtleneck and I must have had mine rolled down and tugged as low as it would go. I also have an extreme distrust and dislike of authority of any kind. Of course this isn't that unusual but I am not exactly an outlaw. In fact, I'm probably the most upstanding person you would ever meet and I've never even gotten as much as a parking ticket. I also had a terrible fear of being arrested or confined despite the fact that I would be the last person on Earth the police would ever be looking for. On a related note, I HATED school with a passion in spite of the fact that I was on the honour roll and a model student. Granted, being bullied almost to the point of suicide doesn't help but I hated school ever since when I was 5-6 years old and well liked by both teachers and classmates.
     
  8. Jody

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    @ Mr. Mike and Dr. What:


    Sounds like death from hanging! Dr. What talking about not wearing long sleeves and bracelets reminded me of when I was little -- I refused to wear long sleeves, and still dislike watches and bracelets. I'm not afraid of them, but I do find them irritating. I've never been big on authority, either. I don't "remember" any past life being hung on a gallows but the sight of them does make me nervous. My past lives seem to have always had that possibility looming over them as a constant threat. If I'm right about some of my past life remembrances, I've been locked up more than once (not including this life where I've been locked up for war protesting!)
     
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    Irrational phobias

    What else do you remember about Aushwitz ?


    Have you documented your experiences somewhere ?
     
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    Irrational phobias

    There's a TV show on the Animal Planet station called Infested about cases like this.


    This family moved into a house in the middle of the woods in Oregon that was invested with spiders.


    They set off a bug bomb that killed most of the spiders but somehow the Hobo spider was immune to it and this species exploded inside the house.


    The lady finally got stung on the stomach and it created a massive infection.


    There was a gigantic Hobo spider colony under their deck.


    They ended up moving out of the house. They couldn't take it any more.


    There's been episodes about scorpions, rats, mice, cockroaches, bed bugs, snakes, racoons, etc..


    There was a guy living in this apartment building who's religion prevented him from killing anything. They could see the giant cockroaches coming out of the bottom of his door. So no matter what anyone else did they would never get rid of them.


    Bed bugs have become an epidemic in some places.
     
  11. Shiftkitty

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    Oh, I've seen that show! Creepy! When I was in grade school we had a cockroach infestation. You didn't dare walk barefoot in the house! Fortunately, though such things creep me out, I don't fear them. I took advantage of the situation to learn about insects and thought about becoming an exterminator when I grew up, but that never happened. Now I use what I learned so many years ago to keep the pests manageable where I live. (No house is roach-free. It's just a matter of do you see them and their effects or not?)
     
  12. msmir

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    Absolutely I just wrote a book about it. Check out my blog as well as there are tidbits about things. You will have to scroll back to the very beginning though.
     
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    Wow that's very interesting. I may look into this.
     
  14. hydrolad

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    Phobia of Extra Long Needles.


    I too have a phobia of needles (and of all people), but not your run of the mill needles, oh no, the ones that caused me to feel faint and almost pass out, was the 4 inch long Spinal Tap needles (Hard plastic green case).


    I don't know why, if I remember, they were only 18 gauge, but maybe it was the length, or perhaps the sight of those needles was linked to a very recent Past Life (PL), because to my knowledge, I never had a Spinal Tap in this lifetime that I know about! :)
     
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    god, every time i think about spinal taps it gives me chills. and i cant stand when people touch my spine. but having one is 1 of my fears (not phobias, just a normal fear). i never had a spinal tap, but i had to watch my sister get one when she was almost 2 years old, so i think that's where my spinal tap heebie-jeebies came from, so definitely dont think mine's PL related.


    that's interesting about yours tho :) what happened? if it's ok to ask...
     
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    I just joined this thread but irrational fears is what lead me to this site. I have an OVERWHELMING fear of abuse, I'm terrified something will happen to me or one of my two young daughters. This causes me to be very paranoid but I have no memories in this life of ever being the victim of an abuse of any kind. I'm guessing this could very well be PL related?
     
  17. Ghost of Gumby

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    Much of this kind of fear is not irrational imo, I have children also and I am an over protective parent. I don't know if that can stim from a PL experience, knowing my past lives it could very well be the case. But we don't live in a safe world, so to be protective of your children is a natural parental right, as my children are now in their teens it is important, I've learned, to give them freedoms (which they seem to demand more and more of these days ) but always know where they are and who they are with, meet their friends, get to know their parents, etc. gosh, being a parent is not easy, I'm wearing myself out here :laugh:
     
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    My irrational phobias


    When I think of irrational fears of mine, two things come to mind. Drowning and Stuffed animals, and not the cute cuddly kind either. The kind that you see at some sports shop, things like that.


    With the drowning, well I was never really fond of water, but growing up I was one of those kids that did not like limitations put on me, so I struggled through swimming lessons, and learned to swim, and now I probably swim just about as well as a cat in water, but you get the point. So when I was 18 I joined the Navy. Makes a ton of sense right? Hah, not really. Well one of the biggest parts of bootcamp was being able to hold your breath for long periods of time underwater, and by long periods I mean like hold your breath for a few seconds come up and get air and then hold your breath again, you get the idea, and we had to keep doing this for a total of 5 min. I never got passed holding my breath for a few seconds, because I felt like I was drowning, this happened two times to me. I'm not a great swimmer but in the course of growing up with brothers and sisters, we had gone swimming, and I know on more then one occasion I had put my face in the water for a certain period of time. For some reason in this instance I just could not do it. It's never happened to me since then either. I have not really analized it either, all I have to say right now is just...weird.


    Second phobia that I have is like I said "Stuffed Animals" for lack of a better word at this time. I they scare the crap out of me. I get goose bumps when I pass those really big stuffed grizzly bears, or the lions, (lions and tigers and bears oh my!) any animal killed and stuffed gives me the creeps, and I also don't like the thought of touching them. Here is also a really irrational part of this: I have a major fear of passing one of these stuffed bears and it falling one me, just thinking about it now gives me the creeps.
     
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    Missed reply for Dr What


    For Dr What:


    This is for Dr What, whose question I had overlooked earlier (in late May) for some reason, sorry.



    My answer:



    I don't "consciously" remember ever receiving a spinal tap in my current life (or anything like it, in any of my previous lives, that I can recall!)


    However in this current life (when I was 8) and in the Hospital for Pneumonia, one afternoon I was given a double round of thick oil based Penicillin (2 shots + 5 Nurses = a WHOLE lot of pain at one time), in retrospect, I almost wish I had had the spinal tap!


    I had a brief moment to suspect something was up when they firmly shut my door and there were five of them, UH-OH, I remember thinking!


    I remember more than just :eek:
     
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    I've never been able to tolerate anything tight around my neck. Choker necklaces and turtleneck anything. Also been hyper sensitive to anything that may interfere with breathing. Once I was having a sinus cat scan, they had me face down with a towel completely covering my head and I freaked and nearly hit my head on the way out. They had to scan me lying down, face up. I had to call my friend afterwards and she had to calm me down.
     
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    I don't remember if I've mentioned it before, but I'm the same way. I can't stand anything to be touching my neck.
     
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    ...and on the contrary, I get a strong sense of security and comfort when I have my neck covered...whether with a high collar, a buttoned collar and tie, or even when I see pictures from the 1600 and 1700's with men in short clothes and cravats or stocks...a real feeling of ease and familiarity.
     
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    Fire
    Security(airport,metal detectors and random police controles)
    Crowds
    Not knowing were I am going
     
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    If I have to have a bloodtest I alays ask fo a baby needle and a numbing patch
     

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