First off I would like to say, sorry if i'm posting this in the wrong place but after looking through all the forums this seemed to be the best fit. :)
As far as I know I do not suffer from acrophobia (fear of heights) as i'm not actually scared of heights, I can quite happily stand on the edge of cliffs and although I've not had the chance yet i'd really love to skydive, in some ways i'm far less scared of heights then the average person.
But ever since I can remember I have suffered with a very strange pain caused by seeing or thinking about heights, even watching actions films involving heights can bring on extreme bouts of what i can only describe as some sort of electric shocks in my hands and feet.
I have asked dozens of people I know if they have ever had or know of anyone that had suffered from the same thing, they all just look at me like i'm mad.
Does anybody else suffer from this? Is it possible to suffer from a phobia that is only physical?
I came upon this because I,too, was searching for answers. I have never been afraid of heights either. However, I have noticed more and more that if I watch someone fall on TV or a video game (my kids play) that I get these weird sensations in my legs. It is hard to explain the feeling. I told my husband that it actually hurts to see someone on a cliff, falling, jumping, or any other action involving heights. Have you found an answer to this?
I get this too! thank goodness I am not the only one. I don't love heights but they don't really bother me it is just that sensation in my feet is so weird and painful. Movies, watching other people lean over something, thinking about someone leaning over something, or me leaning over something all makes it occur. I have tried to explain it and no one knows what I am talking about