Good Afternoon. Actually this would be the right forum for phobias as most people with phobias have high anxiety and panic attacks when they come face to face with their fears.
Emotionally and physically, the response to acrophobia is similar to the response to any other phobia. You may begin to shake, sweat, experience heart palpitations and even cry or yell out. You may feel terrified and paralyzed. It might become difficult to think. Acrophobia, like all phobias, appears to be a hyper-reaction of the normal fear response.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a main treatment of choice for specific phobias.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations,
and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
I am sure you will hear from some of our members re this same problem.