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How I suddenly developed Trypophobia

Or how the Internet triggered my Trypophobia.

In 2017 I was just a normal 33-year-old guy doing my own business, without any sort of phobias whatsoever, and no signs of any mental disorders. One day sometime mid-year, I came across a post on the Internet on a viral meme site. I remember it said something in its title like "These images will trigger a phobia that you never knew existed". I got baited and clicked through even though the caption image for the story was a little gross I felt. I went through the post. I may have felt a little disgusted looking at the images in there. And I think it did trigger a little bit of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) kinda of thing for the five minutes or so I must have read the post, repeatedly looking at the pictures. But that's about it.

I forgot about the post by the end of the day and never felt too disgusted, dreadful, anxious, stressed, creepy-crawly, or crazy by the pictures and the post. These are kind of feelings I go thr…