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Are You A Walking Contradiction?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by permban0077, Aug 21, 2007.

Are Your Symptoms a Contradiction?

  1. Yes, they are. I fear opposites.

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    60.9%
  2. No, I fear only one way and find comfort in the opposite.

    9 vote(s)
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  1. permban0077

    permban0077 Policy Enforcement Banned

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    While speaking to becvan she said we are walking contradictions. Example we spoke about being agoraphobic and claustrophobic both. As I also spoke of I have a phobia of pills and meds, while I am an addict to them. I am constantly contradicting symptom wise.
     
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  3. Kathy

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    Are claustrophobia and agoraphobia truly opposites though? To me they seem very similar, in that the core fear with both is of losing control and/or being unable to escape, albeit in different ways obviously. One clinical definition of agoraphobia is an irrational fear of being in a situation where escape is difficult or impossible. In claustrophobia the fear is similar; one is trapped in a small space and feels one cannot escape. Yes, one phobia is of open spaces and the other is of closed spaces, however the root fear, losing control, is identical.
     
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  4. permban0077

    permban0077 Policy Enforcement Banned

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    Ahh, but is there a form of phobia that does not boil down to a loss of control?
     
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  5. Kathy

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    I absolutely agree Veiled! Phobias all have the same root cause, so how can we say they contradict one another, when underneath it all they are the same? However perhaps I am becoming overly philosophical now and should just leave it at that! ;) You've touched on a topic I'm fascinated with, but I should not be hijacking your thread!
     
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  6. 4gtfl1

    4gtfl1 New Member

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    This is a great question, yes! on so many levels.
     
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  7. winterose

    winterose Kickboxer of PTSD

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    Yep, I am really bad on getting out. But if I am inside the house too long I get restless. So I spend time outside in back where noone can see me.:oops::rolleyes:
     
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  8. Finding Shawna

    Finding Shawna Live, Laugh, and Love

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    Great thread!
     
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  9. Core

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    Yep, have an easier time falling asleep when laying next to someone, while the thought of laying next to most people is terrifying.
     
  10. SheilaKathy

    SheilaKathy Committed Christian Premium Member

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    Since I was born as both a boy and a girl, although the doctors made me into a girl when I was born, I am a walking contradiction! That answers your question, but not your POLL QUESTION.

    As to symptoms, I can sometimes exhibit two opposing symptoms, such as being fidgetty and being down and sad. I'll have my head down on the table in front of me (maybe almost crying), but my feet will be wiggling a mile a minute!
     
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