| | Fear of fainting on stairs?
A few months ago I was at school and passed out when I was going up the stairs... it was very scary b/c I didn't know why I felt so weak and dizzy. Anyways, it was good that a big guy was behind me b/c he caught me by the shoulders and dragged me back down. I don't remember much of what happened, what was said, who all was there, but I do know that this event has unleashed this fear of stairs in me. Whenever I go up them I get all sweaty and out of breath, and my heart pounds like I was a 300 lb. man! My friends, they show off all the time, taking the stairs two, three at a time, or sliding down the handrail.
Also, I'm not afraid of walking down stairs, but whenever I have to go up 'em I just think of what could happen to me if I pass out and fall back and kill myself... it's very inconvienent to me, b/c I have 3 more years in the same school, walking up the same steps.
When I'm at malls or hospitals or hotels etc., I prefer to take the elevator up, b/c, funny as it seems, I feel SAFER that way. Is anybody else afraid of stairs and walking up them too?