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    I'm a germmophobe.Didn't used to be,but it evolved. I carry germ x in my bag,use it after every public place I go. I also don't like to shake hands.I am friendly person,its just the germ thing.I dont like being that way but I am.I also have a fear of falling,due to my falling accident 4 years ago.I also dont like big open spaces,but Im not claustrophobic. Lets hear yours!

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    Arachnaphobia!!!!!! I know spiders eat the nasty bugs, and I won't kill them outside, but in my house . . . they gotta die! Also claustrophobic, I have to be able to see a way out. Can't stand long tunnels.

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    I hate snakes as far as I am concerned the only good snake is a dead one, it could be due to the fact that I had a dead snake put down the back of my blouse at school.
    I also hate ladders I get so far up and freeze but I am ok with stairs and heights. strange very strange.

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    Spiders! Seeing a big one makes me ill - skin gets clammy and I get nauseous. I have to leave until someone 'disposes' of it. If there's nobody around, I'll spray it with Spider-Ban ... which is usually accompanied by me screaming at the same time!

    To a lesser degree - heights (can't seem to get past the 4th rung of any ladder) and being unable to touch the ground when swimming.

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    Another of mine. I wont read library books any more. Nasty!!! A friend of mine works at the library and you would not believe what gets returned in books!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    Another of mine. I wont read library books any more. Nasty!!! A friend of mine works at the library and you would not believe what gets returned in books!
    I work in a library, too. Some days we get books back that smell so bad we have to air them out a few days before we can put them on the shelves. I can see how the thought of library books would freak out a germaphobe, but I also worked in a bank and I really think money is worse. When a shipment of money came in and we had to break it down into bundles our hands would be filthy and stinky when we finished.

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    Heights. Ugh, evn ladders. Worms and snakes, no fishing for me, unless someone else will bait my hook, lol, and driving somewhere I am unfamilar with. I have lived near Janesville all my life, and can drive there, but I cant drive on the interstate....am affraid to go to far on a map. Its really a bad phobia, because it really limits what I can do!

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    I don't know what the name is for it, but when I go out to eat, I have to sit on a specific side or I start hyperventilating. Only a couple of my friends know about this and I can't seem to break it. Some days are better than others. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    Another of mine. I wont read library books any more. Nasty!!! A friend of mine works at the library and you would not believe what gets returned in books!
    I work in a library, too. Some days we get books back that smell so bad we have to air them out a few days before we can put them on the shelves. I can see how the thought of library books would freak out a germaphobe, but I also worked in a bank and I really think money is worse. When a shipment of money came in and we had to break it down into bundles our hands would be filthy and stinky when we finished.
    Money is by far the dirtiest thing you can touch :-( I work for a Credit Union and the statistics of the dollar bill are scary (most are rolled and used for illicit purposes) and then you have the people who come in and take it out of their socks or their bras or their mouth...ick!!
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    Library books.... I cant imagine what could be returned in them, but I did read they can carry bed bugs. Ick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Meat--I cannot touch raw meat (such as to make meatballs or hamburgers or to bread chicken, etc.) I'm very frugal when it comes to groceries but I buy all meat from OmahaSteaks because it comes sealed and you just peel it open and drop it on grill or in pan. Kind of weird since I've been a nurse for 40 yrs---you can imagine the other "stuff" I've touched. But not meat!!

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    Snakes, roaches, and loud noisy places, although I did go to a Texasrollergirls bout on Sunday evening that was loud, loud, loud!!!

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    Don't like snakes but not scared of them. As far as phobias, don't think I have any.

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    snakes, snakes, snakes

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    Don't have any

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    Rats and mice.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill
    snakes, snakes, snakes
    Me, too!! I am terrified of them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriejo
    Arachnaphobia!!!!!! I know spiders eat the nasty bugs, and I won't kill them outside, but in my house . . . they gotta die! Also claustrophobic, I have to be able to see a way out. Can't stand long tunnels.
    Yep, this is me. If I even find a spider web in my basement, I have to bleach the entire basement, top to bottom. They really bother me.........

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    heights I can't even look out our upstairs windows also bridges I about faint when we go over one. The is one we have to cross over the Pax River in Maryland to get to my sons I always throw a coat or blanket over my head it is so high

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    Afraid of falling. Love heights, views and its georgous. Its the sudden trip down that scares me, or rather the sudden stop at the end!

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    Count me amongst the arachnaphobes. Spiders just freak me out to no end if they are in the house. Outside is fine as long as I can keep what I consider a safe distance. I am fascinated by spider webs and will watch them outside but inside forget it. Sometimes I can't even look at pictures of them in magazines or the internet without getting the heeby jeebies and having goose bumps and shivers. Lord have mercy on me if one ever gets on me! I will do what I call the "there is a bug on me dance" which looks like a cross between break dancing and an epileptic seizure. I have the shivers for hours after, even when I know it has been killed and disposed of. I don't know how our Aussie friends deal with the monsters they have! While the huntsman is not lethal they are one big nasty looking spider and my one friend in Sydney says spider killer won't phase them, she has to suck it up with her Dyson and they are so big she can hear them thunking around in the canister! Then they have the two of the most venomous spiders around, the red back (similar to our black widow) and the funnel web. Yeegads.

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    heights for me too. As time passes, it seems to become worse. I don't know what to do for it. Went to a hypnotist a few times, but it didn't work for me. It's become life limiting... as though I'm not free to be me. I have a limited comfort zone where I am comfortable driving. I take the long way around to avoid bridges and overpasses. I cannot imagine how it would be to hop in my car and drive to my daughter's; or to paducah; or to just about anywhere, like my favorite lqs. Ironically, I am able to fly - I do not let my mind Picture the insanity of what I am doing - lol... - I envision that I am on a bus. I wish there were a magic pill... :-(

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    Falling, used to think it was a fear of heights, but as long as I have something to protect me that is above my knees, I'm fine with even a sharp drop off. And put a camera in my hand and I'll go anywhere!

    And roaches ! HATE them. Spiders are next.

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    Ants! There are lots of things that I don't like but ants terrify me!

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    Arachnophobia! Just doesn't begin to describe the panice I go through. They are evil!!!! I keep cans of spider killer in every room. My family thinks it is funny but they don't know the unreasoning terror and absolute blind panic I feel when I see one - no matter the size. I have tried to make them understand by comparing it with something that they fear but they just don't get it! Did you know Antartica is the only continent with no native spider species? If I could afford it, I would be there!

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