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Unnecessary fears

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mr L, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Mr L

    Mr L

    Jul 22, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    I have the weirdest fear that I will stop breathing in my sleep and suffocate, when I was 12 or so I used to stay up for hours trying to see that if I relaxed I would keep breathing... Which of course you don't which freaked me out even more...

    Now that I'm older I know there is an actually disease that causes you to stop breathing in your sleep and well, I'm super glad I never knew it was a legit thing when I was younger or I never would have slept. Still freaks me out every once and a while.

    Any strange fears out there?
  2. Are you saying that when you relax, you stop breathing? That would be bizarre
  3. I have a strange but pretty intense aversion to seeing or interacting with my veins. I don't like to see them bulging out of my skin at all. I absolutely can't stand doing anything with my wrists; I mean, I don't even like to look at them. I can't check my pulse there either, because of it.

    But I also can't check my pulse because that kind of freaks me out, for some reason, too. It's illogical but it just makes me extremely uncomfortable. I freak out when I get my blood pressure checked by my doctor, my breathing becomes erratic and I get restless and very, very nervous.

  4. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dude I was this same way. Always have been last year it got really bad and I had some bad anxiety along with it. Always heart or body related if I think about it hard enough it can come back

    I just keep telling myself I don't give a F*%#. Told myself this long enough that now I really don't. Gotta accept that your alive this is how your body functions and one day just like eveyone whomever lived has, you will die.
  5. I don't fear death, only veins :D
  6. Spiders.
    Here in the UK, there are no deadly spiders. The biggest one I've seen was as big as the palm of my hand. They're just... Ewww
  7. tinman 1967

    tinman 1967

    Mar 6, 2010
    My biggest fear is being burried , Put in a coffin when I die and put in the ground......... Aint gonna happen.... no how, no way....... Just prop me up in a chair in the basement or something..:)
  8. Not even when you're dead, then? I won't mind people playing with my veins and such when I'm dead, I can tell you that. :D
  9. I don't know if this fits with the topic, but for as long as I can remember, up to sometime in my high school years, I've had a reoccurring dream of being in a car and driving off a giant cliff, and always waking before impact. Kinda like your usual falling dream but with a twist. To this day, even though I can drive, I really hate doing so and get super anxious whenever I get behind the wheel. I feel completely helpless about controlling it, and even at the age of 25 am without a drivers license, which gets really embarrassing, especially around my car loving family who always ask why and I have yet to tell them the real reason. As a matter of fact, this is the first time I've shared my "little phobia" at all, to anyone, ever.

    Heres a picture of a monkey wearing spectacles:
  10. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    welcome to the club.
    Here we have some gems but with every passing day, I thank god that I was not born in Australia...
    If I had to deal with their day-glo orange, flying spiders the size of cars, that imitate human babies crying to lure in victims I'd go insane! :help:

  11. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Oh yeah clowns too. Whoever invented clowns ought to be shot.
    Or smacked with a rubber chicken
  12. I agree. Although, shooting is a bit excessive. Maybe just taught a lesson?
  13. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    So something in between shooting and smacking with a rubber chicken...
    How about just allowing them to don their bizarre alien-creature makeup then we toss them into the gorilla pen of a local zoo? Let's see how the silverbacks appreciate make-up and a fake flower that squirts water.. heeey I like it!
  14. Drunk Heffalump

    Drunk Heffalump Tone that I have. Skill? Oh, that? Well....

    Feb 28, 2009
    Great White North
    Perhaps shot with a rubber chicken?

  15. I like it!
  16. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Butterflies. If they're far away doing their fluttery B.S, then fine.
    But when I'm walking and all of a sudden a god-damn Monarch pops out of a bush and flies directly at my face, I freak out.
  17. When I was a little kid, my big brother told me that soda pop cans had germs on them, and if I didn't wipe off the top of the can before opening it, it would make me sick. To this day (I'm 47), I still can't drink soda from a can unless I've wiped it with a paper towel or napkin, and preferably rinsed it with water first.
  18. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    you should use a cleaning product as well, you never know if you got everything. Water does nothing.
  19. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I thought monkeys had brightly colored spectacles?
  20. AaronMB


    Aug 17, 2012
    Central Oregon
    Myth Busters did a show on this one, more or less - you aren't necessarily crazy, man. Much of those 'extras' won't hurt us, but what MB found is rather unpleasant to think about. ;)