fear of having my hands or feet cut off while i sleep

by Doreen
(Pitsburgh , Pa)

I do not know why but I have a terrible fear of having my hands or feet cut off while I sleep. It is so intense that I must have my hands wrapped in blankets or under pillows and my feet must be covered up and I must wear socks, No matter how hot it is I still must do this. I have tried to go to bed without covering them up and literally can notI get very anxious and uneasy.

It has got to the point that I must sleep with my own blankets so I can control all body parts being secure. I do not know if this even has a name however I am rational, 51 years old and still can not over come this. When I have talked to people about this they simply laugh.

Most important is I can not have my hands with my wrist exposed upward they must be down against the bed or blanket. How can I over come this , what does this mean,I do not want to go the rest of my life so afraid at bed time that my hands wrist or ankles and feet will be exposed or cut off.

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