Needing some help with an ongoing problem. I have developed an unreasonable and problematic fear of wasps. Everytime I see one when I’m outside or one buzzes near, I feel my pulse jump, I’m ducking, dodging, damn near reached panic attack status today. Was sitting at a stop-sign and one flew in front of the windshield. For a second I thought it was in the car (had the sunroof open) and I freaked out. If I had actually been moving, probably would have wrecked out. One flew by this weekend while I was driving a tractor and I literally abandoned ship, pulled the key out, dove off the damn thing.
Main reason I think I’ve developed this fear is two summers ago I got stung three times in two days, all in the face. Thankfully I’m not allergic. But the after effects are getting unbearable. And living in rural Texas, you’re gonna encounter wasps, bees etc. on a regular basis.
Anybody got any ideas? And yes, the thought of just getting used to getting stung by taking a few shots from one has occured to me. I don’t feel it would be a healthy thing to do though.