We as humans have a tendency to hype most things up. We turn certain life events up a few levels. Quiet storms may turn into hurricanes or our dark moments may turn into our nightmares. I can be the first one to tell you that my fears get amplified by 100 because of my anxiety or pain I feel from it. It may not be instant but battling your fears head on will eliminate the emotions that come with it. Do not let your emotions rule over your thoughts.
Battle your fears head on.
You are strong enough.