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Achluophobia and i need HELP

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  • Posted By: kalebsmom6975
  • November 25, 2008
  • 09:07 PM

for years and years 15 years i believe it is. i have been deathly scared of the dark. i sleep with my closet light on i will not leave my door open and my dog has to be in there until i was 17 my mother slept with me because if she didnt he would have panic attacks to the point they would have to take me to the hospital.
i wont go outside at night for fear i will be attacked or killed.
when i am in the dark and i do try to close my eyes all i see is images of someone coming into my room killing me, or a horror movie it puts me in a state of shock.
i am diagnosed bi polar, and manic depressive and i have insomnia
ive been to thearapy, been on meds, been in mental hospitals nothing seems to work my parents even locked me in my room with the lights off that obviously made it worse. i have a son now and i cant even sleep in the same room with him because i get to scared in the dark please tell me what more i can do :(

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  • Wow, that's horrible! I don't know what it is, but I can't stand to be in the dark or even in my house where I can see a dark room down the hall. This was ever since I had a nightmare when I was like seven, and it's worse than any R movie ever, I bet. There was a monster that attacked me, and it could only get me when I was alone or in the dark, and I saw it in my parents bathroom, so now I can't even go in that area of my house without being scared. I seriously thing that if I was trapped in a dark room, I would go into a corner and choke myself. I'm in middle school, and I sleep with like a million stuffed animals. I can't even go outside when the sun's setting, and alot of times I cry when I'm stuck in the dark and I think about suicide. I don't think that exposing me to the dark would help. I can't even turn my back to a dark room without feeling like I'm going to be killed or attacked. In the dark, I'm really sensitive to sounds, and I always see things. Is this Achluophobia? What should I do?
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    • October 16, 2009
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