So guys n gals, What phobias or fears do we all have? and how do we manage them? Since developing ibs i have a very strange fear of bread or anything chip/potato relatednow this is where it gets strange...Bread.. i cannot stand to eat it during the day the whole puttin it in my mouth to chew and swollow i cannot seemto swallow without thinking im guna be sick, Now after dinner or during the evening bread doesnt bother me i can eat it quite happily!chips/potato, i can eat chipshop chips..home made mash or oven baked chips same with the bread the thought of swallowing makes me wana be sick. yet i can eat a beef hot pot with potato slices in it fine. Ive taken to forcing bread on my self during the day to see if the fear goes away and always have water at bay to keep me calm. as for the potato i do similar i force my self hoping that the irrational fear of being sick will go away. it doesnt happen with anything else its NEVER happened before, and it kinda freaks me out! i feel such a weirdo! its like my friend who saidhe had a fear of plasticbags, and i thought that was weird! ive never suffered with any fears or phobias inmy whole 22 years on this planet uptil now.. anyone else in a similar boat..or have a strange fear or phobia? how do you deal with it? medical help, or self determination like my self. i want to tackle it my self, could do with some tips or advice, i dont have the money to see a hypnotist or anything like thatim jobless! and i feel much better if i do things my self, its a big boost!