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aesinvt

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I have posted before and am, at this moment, having a really bad anxiety attack because my stomach is upset. It has been happening pretty much on a daily basis and right now I can’t seem to ease it using any of my “tricks”. I am terrified that I will throw up which only makes my stomach hurt more. One of my things is harming my fingers. The only way I can stop is to put band aids on them. I’m sorry I’m rambling right now but I am hoping it will help me get through this moment. I am really scared and have no one to chat with about
Again, I’m really sorry.
 
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Jasmine300

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Don't feel sorry! Is your stomach feeling any better now? I don't have emetophobia but I do harm myself in a similar way.
 
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My partner has emetophobia. Its been so hard for her poor thing. I love her to death i dont know how she does it. She's doing better she used to be so skinny she didn't eat anything for months on end. Please don't apologize, we all need someone to understand us and console us when we're feeling horrible. I hope you're feeling better
 
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I suffer with emetophobia causing constant anxiety, panic, ocd and eating issues. Is there anyone that has found any relief from this through therapy. I desperately want to be well and be able to live my life!
 
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CalmMe

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This is one of my phobias. One thing I try is to immerse my whole hands and forearms in extremely cold water.

Also if I feel nauseated (I have reflux and swallow air compulsively which expands my stomach so I feel that sometimes) I eat a piece of candied ginger. They have little bags of them you can buy and take with you. I also tried those motion sickness bands which do pressure on your wrists.

I can gag just from thinking about you know what so I won't say any more.
 
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My partner has gotten some relief from therapy...mostly exposure therapy on her own and with me constantly saying the forbidden word. She has come a long way from when we first met, she couldn't even hear the word she basically ate a cinnamon roll to take her meds for the day and thats it, she was struggling with eating every single day. She eats now and actually enjoys it, it makes me super happy to see her eat. She still struggles especially with covid-19 happening but theres hope. I know its debilitating but with time and the right therapy for you things can really look up. Its never going to be perfect with anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness but theres totally hope. Hang in there
 
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Hi hun :) Yes I completely understand. I have this same fear of vomiting/other people vomiting/vomit itself. I always hope that my dr will never refer me to hospital for one of them endoscopy x-ray camera test's. I don't like the thought of anything other than food, drink, or medication going down my throat. Doesn't help that my throat constantly feels tight. I'm trying to put off getting pregnant for as long as possible because I know that when us women get pregnant we vomit a lot. If I go to throw up it's so traumatic for me.
 
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