What Was Your Worst Phobia growing Up?

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  1. UltraAlanMagnus

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    For Me? I Would say, Trypanophobia (A Fear of Needles).

    Its is the extreme fear of medical procedures involving injections or hypodermic needles. It is occasionally referred to as aichmophobia, belonephobia, or enetophobia, names that are technically incorrect because they simply denote a “fear of pins/needles” and do not refer to the medical aspect of trypanophobia.

    Trypanophobia is a term that is rarely used among medical professionals. In the United States National Library of Medicine database of medical journal articles, the term "trypanophobia" cannot be found, although the database contains several journal articles referencing needle phobia. The name that is in common usage is simply needle phobia.

    Oh Man. It was horrible for me growing up though. i remember in my youth, five people holded me down. scary right?
     
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    Well the way I see it, having a fear of stuff like needles/spiders/high places/etc is pretty much just common sense, at least when they're not taken to ridiculous levels.


    For example, being afraid of getting stabbed or poked by needles (especially since they're really thin & can break inside you) seems like common sense, while being afraid of a card like Injection Fairy Lily because she's holding a big needle pushes one into paranoia.
     
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    I'm irrationally afraid of dogs. I just can't stand being in the same room as one.
     
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    As a child I had a horrible fear of Spontanious Combustion. I saw it in the news a few times as a kid and it scared the hell out of me.
     
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    I wouldnt call it a phobia, but as a kid I was always terrified of two things:
    1 - Frogs/Toads
    2 - Gorillas

    Gorillas not so much anymore, but Im still scared of frogs/toads. Its the jumping. The goddamn jumping.
     
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    Fear of frogs and toads. Still have it today.

    The lil SOBs just creep me out and turn me into a mega-wuss.
     
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    Forever and always and it's just damn scary enough thinking about it.
     
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    Bees, Hornets, and Wasps!!!
     
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    Heights and large dogs. I'm not afraid of any dog small enough that I can punt it like a football or step on it if it goes rabid, just anything that stands knee height or higher. Any type of dog that could legitimately be a threat.
     
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    As a kid I was terrified to go down in the basement,especially at night.If I had to go down there,I ran the whole time.
     
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    Low-pitched noises, especially dull booming ones. I still cannot listen to the lowest note on a piano, for instance, without feeling extremely uncomfortable, at best. The worst that things can get? Hyperventilation, palpitations and extreme emotional distress. Shit's reduced me to a shivering, crying wreck on several occasions in my youth.

    Equally upsetting is the fact that few people take my phobia seriously. I got into a lot of fights due to being laughed at for being 'silly' and a 'wuss', among other unkind labels, which made my detractors eat their words but also landed me in plenty of hot water. It's not so bad now that I'm older, but I've been ridiculed enough to make this subject one that I don't usually talk freely about.
     
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