Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dark side of the moon
Welllllll I have a laundry list!
My major one is emetophobia (fear of vomiting) I actually have a counter on my phone of the last time I puked to remind myself it's not often (especially for me, last time was when I was 8 years old, I'm 29 today). It used to rule my life where I would not go anywhere where maybe I would get sick/see a sick person, etc. I got therapy for it and it's much better and the anxiety only really pops up when vomiting is imminent (or perceived to be by my crazy brain)... I vaguely remember waking up from gallbladder surgery last Nov very nauseous and saying melodramatically "it must never happen! I would rather die than throw up" haha... I didn't.
I am also afraid of balloons, metal silverware, fish, toasters (although I love toast, I have to put the bread in and push down and run out of the room), scary movies, and bats. There is more, a lot of them are sensory issues more than actual fears, though :)
More irrational, is the new 35W bridge in Minneapolis. I know it is now the safest bridge in Minnesota, and I'm not afraid of it collapsing like the old one, but they put all these weird structures on it that light up different colors, etc and it is just creepy to me. I will go any route NOT to drive over it, and luckily I don't go the city very often at all.