Today’s blog post is about my fear of Stairs.
So this all started when I was going through a really bad phase of my life. I was dealing with depression and anxiety issues. Were having panic attacks.
My fear actually started 3 years ago. I was really sick and had my semester exams at that time. I couldn’t afford to miss the exams, so I had no option but to take trains for the exams. That means I had to take the stairs as well.
So while I was coming down from the stairs at a railway station, I had a panic attack. I didn’t know what to do. My friend somehow saved me from falling down the stairs but, the fear of getting down from the staircases started that day.
And that fear of falling has kept increasing every passing day.
Going up is fine. Coming down the stairs is a bit dizzying. I cannot climb without having any support or else my legs start to shake so badly from the fear I cannot even explain.
While this thing was happening to me, I started feeling weird. I started to question myself. Is something wrong with me? I didn’t understand what was happening, didn’t know why I was starting to get so anxious about the damn staircases, but recently I found out people actually suffer from this phobia. This is all natural fear about climbing stairs and this type of fear is called Bathmophobia.
And Bathmophobia has made my life difficult.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
PS: This beautiful picture is captured by my friend Apurva Kanitkar.