Okay first of all, let me put a context in this, I am a master lucid dreamer and earlier today I had one of the scariest experience in lucid dreaming. I mean SUPER scary that I thought I was gonna be stuck in my dream state forever. That is actually how it makes you feel. So, I was in control of my dream and I kept trying to wake up but I couldn't. Whenever I'm in lucid dreaming (or trying to wake up), I use a technique I mastered myself by clenching my face so tight IRL to gain full control of it. It made me travelled into like 5 different dream states. In one of the dream states, I told two people that I would try to create a high structure and jump off from it in order to wake up. I tried and instead of waking, I was teleported into another dream state. And it continued like this in a loop. I even created an explosive tank and tried to "die" by staying in it but it failed to wake me up. Then I became really worried I was gonna be there for a while. I had experiences from zombie chases to WW2 zone. In my final dream state before fully waking up, I saw myself walking in a peaceful environment and I began to cry to God (I'm also a spiritual person) that He should please allow me to wake up. I was fully aware in my mind of doing all these. 7 seconds after the prayer and while strolling on a street, I just woke up here. It was a relief, I tell you. I didn't waste time into thanking God. Believe me, it was an experience I won't forget for a while.
I just had my first MRI in two years, I lost my job/health insurance early in pandemic so I missed my annual MRI last year — so this was my first time getting one with a mask on. I’m very used to wearing a mask — I wear one for 8 hours/day for school and anytime I leave the house so I didn’t think it would be a big deal...
I felt so claustrophobic and hot and panicked. They were in a rush and didn’t give me the panic button thing to squeeze if i needed help and i freaked out and didn’t know how to get out. I cried during both brain and spine MRIs and am sitting in my car still trying to get myself together to drive to next errand. I’ve always found MRIs unpleasant, but never freaked out like this.
People who have experienced claustrophobia/anxiety during MRIs - how do you cope with this? Is there anything I ask for next time? Any advice greatly appreciated.
I posted last week about being anxious about diving for my OW course this weekend. Well long story short - I failed.
I was in a group of 5 friends, and we all geared up for the first dive. As I approached and peered into the water, the visibility was horrendous. I had about 30-50cm of visibility at best, panicked and told my instructor I couldn't go down. He very kindly handed me over to another divemaster who worked on getting me comfortable in the water.
At the end of day 2, I only managed to clear my mask in 2m of depth, and they worked on getting me comfortable, so by the end, I stayed in 3m for about 12 minutes. All of my friends (and girlfriend) passed the course, I was the only failure. I knew I struggled with claustrophobia and anxiety but I didn't think it would be this bad...
At the moment, I am still ongoing in the course. The instructor told me that I have to clear 4 dives and he is willing to hold until we can travel to clearer waters once the borders open.
I just want to reach out to the community to ask if this is common, or am I an outlier? Everyone seemed fine except for me, and I feel horrible about failing the course. I am extremely down and would appreciate any insight you may have in your experience. I want to overcome this and dive.
Ok so my partner wants to start van life possibly with me and my dog. But he has no claustrophobia or fear of tight spaces. But the thing is i do and yes the idea of exploring is nice but I'm afraid if I leave a house live in a van it may be bad for claustrophobia.
And if I tag along any suggestions to possibly not go insane in a van. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
So, I’m a nurse in a clinic and have been wearing a mask religiously for the past year as many of us have and have had zero issues with it. It basically became a second skin to me. Except for suddenly, starting about a month ago I am starting to get mask claustrophobia that is now causing panic attacks. Have always been an anxious person, but it’s manageable and have never had a panic attack. Now the panic attacks or panic feeling mostly happens at the grocery store, which is odd, but am just generally starting to feel panicky whenever I public, but as soon as I take the mask off and breathe in fresh air I can easily calm myself down. I just don’t understand why it’s happening now. I’m fully vaccinated, am more relaxed about COVID than I ever have been, but now I am afraid to go out in public because I’m worried I’ll start to feel panicky and claustrophobic with the mask. What?! After a year?! It’s so frustrating and I’m getting so down on myself about it. Anyone having anything similar?
Assuming of course that the consciousness roots in the brain
Whenever I am in a confined space I just get the urge to not be there and go out. Any advice?
The thought that the universe is actually a digital existence gives me claustrophobia.
The hypothesis: A table and an ashtray. I'll let the ashtray be square, just for convenience.
In an analog universe, the table alone contains an infinite number of locations on its surface. No matter which two points you select, you'll always be able to point out a location between them. Like the way there are infinite rational numbers between any two rational numbers, unequal to each other.
We imagine the table is 50 x 50 cm, and we say the origin (0,0) is at the lower left. If I put the ashtray on the table, at a random position, what is the probability that it ends up with its lower left corner at the exact coordinate (10,10)?
According to other answers regarding infinity and probability I've found on the web, the chances of hitting a certain position out of a quantity containing an infinite number of positions, is zero.
The problem is that all positions on the table have the same probability. That means the probability for the ashtray to hit any position on the table is zero.
Nevertheless, obviously it is possible to place an ashtray on a table. So, in spite of a zero possiblity, one position is chosen anyway. This cannot be!
If the universe is digital (so a minimum distance exists no matter how small), there is no problem at all: the table contains a finite number of positions, all have the same probability greater than zero of being chosen at random, and one of them is selected when I set down the ashtray.
Max Planck concludes something about the radiation of energy, because an object would radiate equal amounts of energy on all wavelengths, and since there are an infinite number of wavelengths, all objects would radiate infinite energy. This could not be true, so Planck concluded that the energy of atoms could only have discrete values.
So, does my example prove the universe to be digital? Or, is the universe analog, and this is a paradox? Or does my logic fail somewhere?
Is it possible to have a sense of claustrophobia not caused by the sense of your body being in a tight space, etc., but by the sensation that you (soul, brain, conscience, etc.) are trapped within your body?
Wondering this after reading up on some coma experiences.
I have a copy of Claustrophobia 1643 I’m selling. Played once. Has been in a smoke free house on a shelf.
Due to the size of the game, I’d rather do a local sale in the Greater Cincinnati area. Masked meet.
No trades. Cash or Venmo only.
Asking $200 — will consider reasonable offers.
I have what I would describe as fear of being in really big spacious enclosed places like churches, movie theaters or buildings with walls that tower over your head and very high ceiling. It makes me feel nauseous for some reasons.
It's not Megalophobia because looking at large objects doesn't trigger me. Does anybody else experience the same thing?
Prepping for that lack of understanding to backfire on me, for the record. I’m not any kinda phobic. Truly don’t give a shit what anyone else does or doesn’t wanna do. This really hit me some kinda way, tho.
And listen I’m not saying any hateful phobia is okay or justified, but we cater to every other phobia so gingerly that it’s strange how it all plays out.
Seriously, no joke! I LOVE small spaces! I'm the opposite of you claustrophobic people, and people who just don't care for small spaces in general. I actually HATE wide, open spaces because I feel like somehow, creatures are going to be popping out left and right to attack me. Childish right?
Anyways, I love small spaces so much, that I remember when I was a pre-teen, I used to hang out in my small closet.
"You used to hang out... ...in a small room where your CLOTHES are?", you ask?
Well, yes! Yes I did! I used to bring chips and cookies with me too. I would sit down on the floor with the little space I had, and I would just lean against the wall where my clothes were hanging up, and just browse on my phone and have a mini party all to myself. I did this about three times per week, and it was fun I tell you!
Now that I'm albeit older, I don't do that anymore but I still enjoy the memories, and I still enjoy small, cramped spaces as long as I ain't sharin' that space with someone because THEN it would be uncomfortable.
"Okay so, how do you feel in grocery stores and malls?", you ask?
I'm totally neutral when it comes to grocery stores, but I do get a bit of anxiety when I'm at the mall, unfortunately. OBVIOUSLY, living in a mansion wouldn't work too well for me, heh.
Anyways, what say you?
EDIT: Can't edit the title, so when I said, "While MOST people... " Ignore that, and re-read it as "Some people".
I'm having trouble overcoming my claustrophobia of my facepeice. Was never an issue until I got my self stuck in a confined space. Now I feel anxious whenever I put it on, no matter what I'm doing it how much light/space I have.
Does anyone else struggle to get comfortable in the UL sleeping bags? If I cant move my legs, I tend to start freaking out. I've tried a couple times, and cant seem to get over it. Do I just need to force myself to do it, and eventually get used to it? Or should I start looking into quilts?
Any advice one how you guys deal with this? As soon as I get even a little bit anxious about every thing and I need to take deep breaths of air and I feel the mask against my face and my breathing restricted, it's just horrible and makes it very difficult to go to the store. It's also the middle of summer in my country which always worsens my claustrophobia.
I’ve been training for a little over three months and I recently have started having issues with claustrophobia when in bottom side control or bottom mount. Especially in the later part of the rounds when I am fatigued. I usually just start to feel super panicky and end up getting myself tapped because I spaz and lose technique.
I used to deal with this in high school wrestling, but when I started training BJJ I thought I had overcame it because I didn’t really notice it, but the past couple weeks it’s been bad.
Anyone deal with this or have tips to overcome it? Is it something that just gets better with experience? I feel like a wuss and I should be able to just tough it out, but I haven’t been able to yet.
I recently finished the underground tunnel crawling section of Bonehunters and I was blown away by the whole thing. That was some intense stuff. The descriptions really freaked me out - of being trapped underground in a tunnel only big enough to crawl through, in the pitch black, with several people in front of you and behind you, some of them huge warriors & some of them orphan children, all of them wounded, crawling through the blood of those in front, covered in spiders and other insects, clinging to the probably vain hope that the tunnel leads all the way out. And in the middle of it all you have a honey induced psychedelic trip where you are visited by your god(s) lol.
I have a phobia of small spaces like that. It’s manageable, and I’ve pushed it by crouch-walking through a disused mini-labyrinth underneath a German castle. Terrifying, but as long as I knew exactly how to get out (to a max of 2 or 3 turns) I could handle it. But I wouldn’t want to get too deep. There were some 10 year old kids playing down there like it was nothing.
I think my fear of enclosure comes from a fear of the loss of control. I see not being able to move as a complete loss of control. Plus the irrational(?) fear that I might never get out. Yikes.
I'm loving Bottle as a character so far!