Heights I hate heights, my stomach goes blllaaahhhh, but only certain heights, like standing on the edge of a single story building or looking over a stairwell. If the place is enclosed and I know I can't fall, then I'm OK. I love flying coz I know I can't just fall out of a plane, you know. Hmmm I think its actually a fear of falling or being pushed, I think its irrational though.
Needles, OMG I shake, I can't breath properly and I want to puke if I need an injection. If on the odd occasion I've needed a filling, I tell the dentist, no needles and he's like ok but if it becomes too painful that you move too much, we will give you a needle. Like
you will. I can't watch them put a needle into me. What makes it irrational is I can watch other people get injections, I used to live with junkies, my fear was what stopped me going down that path, I was my cats get their vacc's I get a wee bit shakey but ok. Oh and I have no problems with getting tattoos, because its not actually like a hyperdermic and it doesnt go several inches into the flesh.
I think my fear developed as a child, the nurses were horrible to us kids, we had an outbreak at school once so they had thousands of needles lined up. Must have been a time thing or something coz they would just stab you in the arm and then get the next kid, tetnus (sp?) my arm would bruise and have a small circle where the plastic tube thing hit my arm. Nowadays when I have no choice, such as an accident at work that needed stitches (boy did I try everything to get out of that) the nurse was not bad, I needed 4 injections inside the wound to numb it and I didn't feel it much.
*Cold shiver runs down spine while typing this*
Sorry its long.