Is anyone else afraid to use the telephone? I've been trying to phone someone for a few days now and I keep hanging up before I'm finished dialing or after one ring. At first I thought it was just related to this particular person, but then this morning I realized I haven't dialed anyone for months. I used to make calls that were absolutely necessary, like to the doctor's office for example, but now that my family is here, I get them to do it for me. I say I'm too sick or tired, could you please call for me? Erm. But actually they're enabling me. I could make the calls myself if I really tried. I also have trouble with answering the phone, and even listening to messages. I can't stand the ring of the phone, so I unplug it, which annoys everyone. The ring really startles me. If I leave the ringer on, I worry all day that it's going to ring. Anything to do with the phone, ringing someone or answering it, brings on a panic attack. I have a pretty good idea of what I need to do to get over this phobia... I'm just wondering if anyone else has the same problem. Thanks.