By Silver_Jet - 06/03/2014 01:59 - Canada - Beamsville
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Op here. Got an account to commentnt on this. No I am not on drugs. I know this spider is real because I killed it and I am not sure if I have schizophrenia.
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Arachnophobia is one of the most falsely self-diagnosed phobias there are. What many individuals do not realize is that phobias are "extreme" fears. They cause anxiety attacks and people go lengths to avoid the stimuli (arachnid). It's not a phobia unless you begin altering your life in order to avoid the source of your fears. What many feel is actually a uncomfortable sensation that leaves them with a slight tension and need to leave the present location. Yes, phobias have this same occurrence, but the feeling is amplified by 10 times. Some phobics describe the feeling as a heart attack (though this is usually characterized as a panic attack rather than an anxiety attack). The pain is still obsessive.
One time I saw a spider in my room so I ran out into the living room, and then I saw a spider in there too so I went into my kitchen and sat on a stool with my feet up sobbing for 5 hours. My mom got us a spider spray appointment for the next week and moved my therapist appointment to the next day, and I had to sleep in her room. You are very right, it's MUCH worse than people think. None of that was an exaggeration either. The 5 hours thing was almost exact
How did you know this wasn't an hallucination? Did you touch it?
uh..yeah excited for a spider? Hallucination or noy there is no way I'm happy to see a spider. And I definitely feel we need more "reason" for the non hallucination excitement. Seriously.