Intense Phobia of Centipedes and Millipedes

by Lx
(Southeast Canada)

When I was a kid I had a few bad experiences with them which is why I think my phobia is of centipedes and millipedes so intense.

For example, once I was fiddling with a piece of bark on a tree and a whole rotten slab of wood came off, centipedes fell everywhere including on me.

Another time I opened a pool filter and saw it was full of them.
To this day I can't even look at a photo of one and if I see one (we have them here), I just...freak.

Sometimes I lay awake at night worried I'm going to see one. I avoid going to the bathroom in case I see one, I never lift rocks, deal with wood or leaves.
It really interferes with my life.
I want to move to the arctic where they can't survive.

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