does acknowledging you have them make them less irrational?
- •heightsanything higher than about 8 stories high, with no barrier between me and the world. the higher I go, the more I need the barrier. I get vertigo, racing heart, cold sweats when I'm at extraordinary heights (skyscrapers, cliffs, mountains). sometimes I think the real fear is jumping.
- •escalatorsthe movement of the steps, combined with the feeling of standing still, makes me ill. includes moving walkways
- •elevatorstoo small and often too crowded. and, see above - they move. the fear of being trapped in a broken elevator is also tops in this list.
- •crowdsespecially inside. I start feeling panic attacks when I become part of a crowd that moves in its own - concerts, long lines waiting for something, anything where there exists a high potential for group panic