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Old 02-22-05, 09:31 PM
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For those of us with a "fear of heights" problem...

When in a very (physically) high situation, is it harder for you to look up or to look down?

For the longest time, I never even considered heights, but for like the past few years...I've become a Class A Height's Wimp!

Looking down one thing, and that's bad enough (I get the feeling as though I'm being pulled to the edge, or even being pushed from behind to fall), but for one reason or the other, I have an even WORSE problem looking up!

I get all Hicklety-Pickelty feeling inside, and end up even dizzer than I usually am!

(If that were possible... )

I mean, Go figure...

Just add THAT to my plethoriforic list of issues...

No, really! I mean it!

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Up. It makes me wanna barf.
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Hoover Dam. Looking DOWN.
Old 02-22-05, 10:05 PM
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Looking up when my feet are firmly on the ground is okay. But stand on the edge of a roof and look up... you sure get giddy fast!
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I hate looking up and seeing the ground. That's never a good thing.
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Looking down from a great distance isn't a problem. Looking up at a very tall building gets me disoriented, even when I'm on ground level. I feel my legs buckle and see things sway to-and-fro.
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Old 02-23-05, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by solipsta

Urgh...
Old 02-23-05, 02:07 AM
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hey watch out!!!!
MUDSLIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 02-23-05, 03:25 AM
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I can't stand to look down. I usually sit, but it doesn't make me feel any better.
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Originally Posted by solipsta
i got a pang of vertigo just looking at this....ugh. Can't stand heights...and it's definately gotten worse in recent years. don't know why. Looking up can be just as disorienting and dizzying too....strange.
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Old 02-23-05, 05:50 AM
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It's not the height itself. It's seeing the thing that goes from your feet all the way to the ground. I hate being on tall bulidings but I had no problem when I was teaching aerobatics.
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Originally Posted by Kumar J
Based on KumarJ's facial expression here's what he's thinking.

I climbed this fuckin' mountian and all I got was this stick and a frozen nutsack!
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I've been troubled by heights all my life. It is all my mothers fault too.

I never thought off looking up. Usually I turn my head and try to stare at my shoulder.

The thing I'm most embarrassed to admit about my heights phobia, is that when I'm watching a movie in a theater, if they start doing those sequences of shooting straight down while flying over a city, I automaticly grip by armrests and concentrate on sticking to my seat, as though I believe there is some chance I could fall into the movie screen.
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I hate heights. I don't have a problem with looking up, but when I look down, I feel like I'm losing my balance and falling forward. Just thinking about heights makes my palms sweaty. I try to avoid heights as much as possible, but of all the high places I've been, walking across this was probably my least favorite:


Royal Gorge, Colorado. Height of about 1,200 feet I think, but it seems like miles.
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Hoover Dam. Looking DOWN.
Man, that one bothered me to no end. Even thinking about it makes me kind of sick.

Then I went to the bar at the top of the Stratosphere. Not only is it way up there, you get the motion from the roller coaster. Even all the alcohol I'd ingested didn't make things any better.

I really need to choose my Las Vegas activities more carefully...

Strangely enough, as scared to death of heights as I am, flying doesn't bother me.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
I hate heights. I don't have a problem with looking up, but when I look down, I feel like I'm losing my balance and falling forward. Just thinking about heights makes my palms sweaty.
Me too.
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Originally Posted by Spanky BananaPants

Strangely enough, as scared to death of heights as I am, flying doesn't bother me.
Same here. And I can do coasters too (not that it doesn't scare the mess out of me, but I will get on them). It's something about having to stand on my own two legs and perhaps walk that I can't do.

I've never pondered the looking up situation. Usually, I'm so nervous that just "being" somewhere high up that I don't want to look anywhere. But I guess looking down to where I feel I'll be falling to my doom is worse.
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"Spanky BananaPants"???

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"I'm not afraid of heights, I'm afraid of widths"
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"Spanky BananaPants"???

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