From the young age of 4 years old, I have always had the extreme and irrational fear of sharks. I didn’t know the scientific term, though, until today. I have a panic attack if I go to an aquarium, I have to drop my phone and turn my head in a cringe-y way if I see an image of a shark. And I still have nightmares of them attacking me every night. I once had a dream that I was drowning in water and a HUGE megalodon was racing toward me. Then I woke up sweating unconditionally and crying. Sharks haunt me, always have, always will. And I still don’t know the cause. I have tried everything in my power to overcome Selachophobia, but I just can’t. I am permanently stuck with this fear. If anyone has had this fear, and overcome it, PLEASE let me know. Nothing medical is working, and this phobia has unfortunately ruined my once love for beaches and oceans. Now it’s hard to have a good time on the beach, and on vacations, and I have to resort to swimming pools, which I can swim in back home. Don’t get me wrong, I still have fun, but in different ways. Selachophobia has taken an extreme turn on a part of my life, and I want it cured.
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