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Old 04-06-2002, 01:12 PM   #1
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Question Help with fear of spiders?

I have an awful fear of spiders. Does anyone know of any helpful websites or any tips on how to overcome this fear? Does anyone have this fear themselves? How do you deal with it?

 
Old 04-06-2002, 04:59 PM   #2
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BEING A PHOBIC MYSLEF..NOT SPIDERS..I CAN SYMPATHIZE..I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY A DR THE MOST COMMON WAY OF DEALING WITH A PHOBIA IS AVOIDANCE...NICE..BUT NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE..DESENSITIZATION IS ANOTHER WAY OF TRYING TO GET OVER IT...BUT ITS A ROUGH GO BECAUSE IT MEANS EXPOSURE TO THE THING THAT YOU FEAR..GOOD LUCK

 
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Old 04-10-2002, 01:02 PM   #3
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I am EXTREMELY arachnophobic. Spiders scare me to death! We just moved into a townhouse in February and I saw two spiders. I hired TERMINIX to come in and spray, then I had him come back ten days later when I saw another spider. He sprays every month and that really helps keep the spiders away. Unfortunately you can't control them from occasionally coming in from outside. I feel your pain, I have an anxiety attack whenever I see one.

 
Old 04-13-2002, 04:54 PM   #4
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I don't know if I had a phobia but I was always extremely afraid of spiders, just totally grossed out by them, especially bigger ones. A few months ago I took a job where I come into contact with spiders on a daily basis, mostly small ones but a few big ugly ones, and one day I realized that they don't bother me that much any more. So I guess being gradually exposed to the object of your fear can help some people.

 
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Not me, I'd have to quit and find another job. HAHA!

 
Old 04-15-2002, 03:57 PM   #6
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Well I'm not ready to run out and join a spiders fanclub or anything. I still don't like them at all but I don't react to them as badly as I used to. I hate centipedes too and I'm still terrified of them. I guess its anything with more than six legs, because most insects don't scare me.

 
Old 04-19-2002, 11:57 PM   #7
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i soo feel your anxiety with those spiders!! i'm getting freaked out just thinking about from reading the word! but what can you do? (hehe, i would probably be finding another job too!)

jenn

 
Old 04-22-2002, 08:32 AM   #8
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UGH! My skin is crawling reading these posts. I just wanted to add that I, too, am petrified by spiders.

 
Old 04-22-2002, 07:07 PM   #9
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Whenever I see a spider, or think about one, I have an anxiety attack and break out in a cold sweat. I am 30 years old and mentally I know it's so dumb, but I just can't control the fear. Nice to know there are others w/ the same phobia!!!

 
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