Fear of being sick in public

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Sam1986

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Not a fear of being sick... actually being sick on my own , in private, doesn't particularly bother me... it's just in public.. In front of people.
It becomes a viscous cycle... fear of being sick in front of people.. makes me feel sick... makes me want to avoid places where I can get trapped and not get outside.
I know there is such a thing as an actual vomiting phobia.. but trying to explain to my doctor years ago that this wasnt the case, she looked at me like I had 3 heads! So since then I TRY and hide this or mostly just avoid places I know will trigger the feeling.. or make excuses. If I know i have got to go somewhere public that's going to set me off... I try not to eat so I have nothing to throw up. Like today for example... I'm having to starve myself just to go to the doctors. If I know where the toilets are and they are within quick access.. it eases it... slightly.

I'm not talking just a little bit scared either, this is gut wrenching fear.
Does anyone else suffer anything like this??
 
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I've experienced similar feelings during bouts of paranoia. Have you discussed this issue with different doctors?
 
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ozma aveisan

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Tell me about it. I have emetophobia for years now. I am terrified of being sick in general. And in front of public is even worse. I rarely,almost never take public transport and scared to eat in public and out. Its very hard to deal wit every day
 
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