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Headache, tired, and scared

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aesinvt

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My emetophobia has been getting the better of me a lot lately. Everyone in my office has had some sort of cold the past couple of weeks and I have been grilling them with questions to make sure they don't have a stomach virus. I have had a headache for three days and find myself in a panic thinking that it will be a stomach thing rather than just a cold. Once I starting thinking about it, I can't stop and it just gets worse. We have a multi-stall bathroom at work and I'm terrified that someone will be sick while I am in there. I am so tired of living with this fear and yet I can't seem to let it go.
 
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indigo6

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Are you getting help?
 
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aesinvt

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I have been in therapy off and on for many, many years and it really never helps. I take meds but when the doctor asks if they are helping, I don't know how to answer. I've been taking them for a very long time so I can't really compare the before and after. I keep hoping that this "phase" will pass and I will feel okay for a little while - that's usually what happens.
 
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I've had a stomach bug, it doesn't last long. But i get the fear of feeling ill. Just make sure you wash your hands. Just remember it wont kill you and always have your hand sanitizer handy. And following up with a psychiatrist on the anxiety part is important with anything that makes us anxious or uncomfortable. Constant negative thoughts that occur so much it does hurt.
 
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