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How have you coped with your worst nightmare?

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anahata Sat 04-Jun-16 19:36:50

Hi all

Posting here for traffic. I talked to a friend this morning. She has a 3 month old. Friends sister was visiting. She cannot cope with vomit. Picked her niece up for a cuddle, made the fatal mistake of holding her baby niece above her face. You can guess the rest. Baby vomit in her hair, all over her face, including her mouth, and down the inside of her top.

Friends sister was gagging and came pretty close to vomiting .

So, what's your worst nightmare, and how did it happen??

anahata Sat 04-Jun-16 20:00:35

Oh, I should add a projectile vomiting drunk on a long haul flight was mine! God bless sleeping tablets and an eye mask!!!

readytorage Sat 04-Jun-16 20:50:53

Is this lighthearted?

Um well I'm shit scared of octopus to the point of feeling sick and crying in aquariums if I realise I'm in the same room as them.

I cope with it by running past the octopus bit in aquariums, unfriending anyone who shares octopus videos on Facebook and having no plans of watching Finding Dory when it comes out later this year.

Hope this helps...

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 04-Jun-16 21:01:57

Petrified of moths-was showering once with the window open and a massive one (bird like shock) flew in. In my haste to escape I slipped and fell out of the bath, banging my head on the radiator.
Bloody hate moths.

IrisPrima Sat 04-Jun-16 21:05:19

People fears are so fascinating. How on earth do you get to be terrified of octopi?

I'm terrified of spiders, inherited from my hysterical mother. DD thinks I love them. Sometimes we send them on holiday down the toilet. The spiders love it.

TheWitTank Sat 04-Jun-16 21:06:32

I'm not keen on spiders, but I'm okay if we are a good distance apart and I can see where they are (so they can't ambush me!!). Once I was taking a bath and noticed a HUGE spider on the wall up near the ceiling. It was high up enough for me to continue and keep a beady eye on. Until it fell off the wall into the bath onto my stomach. Never has someone moved so fast or screeched so loud.

IrisPrima Sat 04-Jun-16 21:07:33

Wit you fucker. I'm having spider dreams tonight.

TheWitTank Sat 04-Jun-16 21:09:46

I had them for weeks Iris!! I can still hear that plop at it hit the water. Horrors.

IrisPrima Sat 04-Jun-16 21:11:09

Stop the fuck!

Christ sake! smile

Tonis2297 Sat 04-Jun-16 21:12:47

Rats they absolutely petrify me , seen one once in Asda car park never ran so fast in all my life , horrible wee furry things with horrible skin tails angry

hurtstoomuch16 Sat 04-Jun-16 21:13:26

I had a massive phobia of vomiting from the age of 10 - mid 20s and when pregnant with my dd experienced hyperemesis. Coped really badly - became agoraphobic, had to take my maternity leave early, had crisis team involved, was put back on medication which I had weaned myself off before conceiving. Was hell. However the amount of vomiting I did did more for my phobia than hypnosis, CBT, EMDR, etc. and even though I swore my daughter would be an only child I've had 2 more (and experienced hyperemesis both times but coped much better)

IrisPrima Sat 04-Jun-16 21:16:14

I once puked in the car in a traffic jam. Food poisoning.

Hit the windscreen and ricocheted over dash, seat, foot well, gear stick, handbrake. You name it.

I had to clean it out with a bucket and sponge, whilst still suffering.

It was horrendous.

MyCatWasRightAboutYou Sat 04-Jun-16 21:25:51

Aww, I have 4 rats. I think they're gorgeous, but I can see why people get creeped out. grin

I'm terrified of sharks. confused I have no idea why, but just the thought of them makes me shudder. Ugh.

IrisPrima Sat 04-Jun-16 21:29:23

I went diving with great white sharks once. Sat in the boat with a load of blokes talking a big game, and when it came down to it they wouldn't get in the water grin

InanimateCarbonRod Sat 04-Jun-16 21:32:53

A friend of DDs is terrified of baked beans. She screams when she sees them.
How does a phobia like that develop??? <misses the point>

IrisPrima Sat 04-Jun-16 21:35:35

Baked beans? <boggle>

BoopTheSnoot Sat 04-Jun-16 21:38:14

I've got a complete phobia of vomiting, and vomit in general.
How do I deal with it? Badly. I take anti-emetics all the time. Panic attacks, crying, feeling like I'm going to faint if I feel ill.
It's horrible.

Broken1Girl Sat 04-Jun-16 21:39:29

I don't. I can deal with them at a distance, and by deal I mean ignore them. I turn over the channel if they are on TV, page if they are in a magazine etc.
On a wildlife tour thing I was on the guides decided to attract evil vulture type things only slightly exaggerating by feeding them angry. I actually hid my head in my arms whimpering blush.

suchafuss Sat 04-Jun-16 21:41:31

Terrified of moths, think it comes from a dream I has as a child that I was a bat and had to survive by eating the fat hairy beasts.

AnotherPrickInTheWall Sat 04-Jun-16 21:42:44

I puked in my new boyfriends car...not nerves, it was horrendous, I can't eat oranges without puking. I'm not allergic ( I think) just cannot ingest them in their natural state.
He was very understanding,and we courted for a couple of years.

Outfoxed Sat 04-Jun-16 21:43:43

Penguins give me the heebyjeebies. I blame early exposure to Wallace & Gromit the wrong trousers...

annandale Sat 04-Jun-16 21:43:59

Oh God, appallingly. I have a stupid phobia of ship's keels and can't cope at all with it. If I come across a picture of a sinking ship or an exposed keel in a newspaper (and you'd be amazed how often they are in there) I make a loud noise and shove the paper away from me like it's on fire. I don't really do ferries but would normally just shut my eyes from a long distance away before going on board - this assumes I'm not driving obvs grin I'm usually better with small boats but have sometimes put myself in a situation that requires me to swim past them, or past the ropes going from the boats into the water. I just go as fast as I can and only look at my hands. God I hate it. I sometimes contemplate having treatment but then I'd have to look at lots of ship pictures and that would be madness, what if it didn't work and I had all those pictures in my head??

notamummy10 Sat 04-Jun-16 21:45:47

Spiders... I go all itchy at the sight of them, either in real life on the Internet. sad

anahata Sat 04-Jun-16 21:49:19

hoping very much it's light hearted !

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