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Question Arachnophobia - October 14th 2009, 05:47 PM

So I have a severe case of Arachnophobia. My doctor thinks I'm crazy. I used to play with spiders when i was 4 or so...and then i got afraid of the little ones...and then the big ones...adn my fear just got worse and worse and worse. I'm 16 years old now, and I can't go outside without the fear of seeing a spider. When I do see one, First I tense in the spot, then my eyes get real wide and I realized 'ITS A SPIDER', and then I run as far away from it as possible, screaming all the while. After I can't see it anymore, I break down and cry my eyes out, My body gets all shaky, my chest starts to hurt, and I feel paralyzed. I have a panic attack. (And this really scares alot of people, because Im 'goth' looking, and everyones like 'WAIT. ISNT SHE SUPPOSED TO LOVE SPIDERS?')

I don't know what to do about my fear, i can't get any refferals from my doctor to see a specialist or psychologist or anything. HELP.

Also, I don't know WHY I'm afriad. I know they're not going to kill me. Or hurt me. I can't even watch them on tv, or be near a fake one. I am a recluse at halloween.
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