Currently have a fear of vomiting or falling ill, in public mostly. About 5 years ago I became very ill and was hospitalized with a stomach virus. While waiting to be admitted I ended up throwing up infront of a few people. I hadn't vomited in years at that point and the feeling was so horrible for me. Since then I have had emetophobia and some agoraphobia although I am not house bound whatsoever. I carry tums with me because any funny or different feeling I have in my stomach or body, I attribute to the stomach virus I 'may' have. I have vomited since the initial incident and it was horrible but I got through it! Thankfully i was at my home.
Have had GAD since high school and been on a few different medications to control my anxieties.
Would love to hear your thoughts! This is a daily struggle for me. I appreciate any feedback. Thanks for reading!
Hey I know you posted a couple of years ago so I'm not holding out for a response, but wondered if you ever got over this and how? I have the same and it's got out of hand lately. Would be nice to chat to someone who understands. Thanks!