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Astraphobia, well more like lilapsophobia

Astraphobia, also known as astrapophobiabrontophobiakeraunophobia, or tonitrophobia, is an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning, a type of specific phobia.

A person with astraphobia will often feel anxious during a thunderstorm even when they understand that the threat to them is minimal. Some symptoms are those accompanied with many phobias, such as trembling, crying, sweating,panic attacks, the feeling of dread, and rapid heartbeat. However, there are some reactions that are unique to astraphobia. For instance, reassurance from other people is usually sought, and symptoms worsen when alone. Many people who have astraphobia will look for extra shelter from the storm.[1]They might hide underneath a bed, under the covers, in a closet, in a basement, or any other space where they feel safer. Efforts are usually made to smother the sound of the thunder; the person may cover their ears or curtain the windows.

A sign that someone has astraphobia is a very heightened interest in weather forecasts. An astraphobic person will be alert for news of incoming storms. They may watch the weather on television constantly during rainy bouts and may even track thunderstorms online. This can become severe enough that the person may not go outside without checking the weather first. In very extreme cases, astraphobia can lead to agoraphobia, the fear of leaving the home.

While I’m sure I have Astraphobia on it’s own, it’s also pretty damn safe to say that that phobia is actually the more rarer form of Lilapsophobia, which is the phobia of tornado’s and hurricanes.

My paranoia is that an storm (that’s more then a rain, with thunder, wind, and/or lightening) will produce a tornado, and for sure a tornado will happen during a hurricane so I am absolutely horror struck during those, I panic in all sense of the word… lilapsophobia is described as…

While it is normal and rational to check weather forecasts before outdoor activities, many people with lilapsophobia find that the weather controls their lives. You might spend a great deal of time watching the Weather Channel or tracking storms online. You may refuse to go out on days when storms are predicted.

When a storm hits, you may display unusual behaviors. Constantly checking for weather alerts; hiding under the bed or in a closet; and even putting a full tornado plan into effect as soon as the rain begins are all common among those with this fear. You might listen closely to the storm for sounds of tornado activity, or you might attempt to drown out the storm altogether with loud music or movies.

Many people find that lilapsophobia is worsened by being alone. You might call friends in a panic, or arrange your schedule such that you are rarely alone. Some people with this phobia find that going to a mall, a movie theater or a library can help them control their panic.

Yeah pretty spot on, I find a movie theater is actually my most favorite place to be during a storm as it shuts off most of the sensor of the storm and I can function peacefully, the sounds and lights of a storm are good triggers on me, so removing me from those is the best way for me to not panic.
I do handle them worse alone, I much rather someone be home and awake with me, otherwise I tend to panic, I’ll hyperventalite and hate to take medication to calm down, WHILE tracking the storms on tv and computer, my tv will not be on any other channel except the weather channel and I stay tuned for all weather alerts, that’s how paranoid I am.
Right now? there’s a storm front over us, thunder, lightening and wind, how am I combating my phobia? Tracking the storms on my computer, on the tv, and writing about the phobias.

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