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Postby Dismay » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:30 pm

I have what I believe is unusual compared to most I've talked to. I seem to be the exact opposite of a Claustrophobic. I absolutely cannot stand windows, doors, etc. etc. being open whatsoever. It's an odd feeling like I am too open to the world. This affects me greatly also in open spaces outdoors and in shopping centers. This unfortunately is one of many reasons I stay home.
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Re: Afraid of..

Postby Chucky » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:36 pm

Hey,

I've never come across something like this, but I'm thinking that it could be related to OCD. Do you have symptoms of OCD that you can think of? It could be that the obsession is just about the fact that they are open and how this makes you feel less in control of things (i.e. as if having them open introduces variables into your house that you cannot monitor/see/control).

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Re: Afraid of..

Postby Dismay » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:22 pm

I absolutely agree with you about the loss of control aspect. I still can't grasp in totality what has caused me to have this supposed "phobia", but I tend to have anxious outbursts accompanying these feelings. Perhaps you are right about the Obsessive nature of this. Also, while I'm at home, I tend to pace around constantly..mostly without noticing until my mother begs me to stop. It's like I'm in an awkward trance. I pretty much attribute that to anxiety though.

Btw, thanks for the response.
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Re: Afraid of..

Postby Chucky » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:40 pm

The pacing about that you mentioned indicates that you could be hyperactive, if even slightly. Such people tend to be more easily upset by things that others wouldn't be upset by (such as windows being open...?). you could probably poke a normal person and they wouldn't think much of it. Poke you, however, and you'll 'jump' and will ask the person what they're doing. I'm much the same... my brain goes at 1,000,000 Kph.

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Re: Afraid of..

Postby Dismay » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:29 pm

Glad to know I'm amongst good company. At least in terms of motor minds. :)
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Re: Afraid of..

Postby Chucky » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:38 pm

haha, well, today it was strange because nothing was ticking inside me. I'm not sure what's going on. I generally don't feel too good over the past week.

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