Proverbs31:28 Posted September 26, 2008 Report Share Posted September 26, 2008 I have a phobia of snakes. HUGE Phobia. I do not even say the word and I have reactions just hearing the word or seeing photos.Anyway, last night, I leaned over to pick up my dog in the back yard and there was one right in front of him. I saw it and ran. I started hyperventilating, got dizzy, couldn't see- everything went black and I felt like I would pass out. My duaghter opened my car door and told me to sit down. (She's a bright little 6 year old!) My kids know about this phobia but this is the worst reaction I have ever had, I guess because its the cloest I have ever come to one. I am still obsessing about it and having anxiety symptoms. When I waslked outside and felt the wet grass against my foot, I immediately thought it was another one on my foot and freaked again! I keep "seeing" them in everything even remotely similar, like a piece of thread hanging off of a pillow or a piece of pasta my kids must have dropped on the counter last night. I can't put my feet on the floor. I have sat with my feet up on the sofa with me. When I brushed my teeth this morning, I had to sit on the bathroom counter so I didn't touch the floor. I usually leave my front door open about 4 inches so my pup can come in and out but today I am terrified one will come in so I locked it. I kept my pup in too because I am worried he'll find another. I keep wondering if I would even know if one got into my house. Surely this is not the only one- I know there must be more somewhere. Everything reminds me of it and I am so on edge right now. I even yelled at a complete stranger today because I was walking through a parking lot, obsessing about this, and she did not yield even though I was in the crosswalk. I actually yelled at her! I never yell at people but my nerves are very raw right now.I don't know what to do about this and don't want to spend the rest of the weekend or week or month like this. I thought about calling T but really what could she do? Does anyone deal with issues like this? How do you get past it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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