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I hate my emetophobia!

Sloshiceangel

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I’m always so afraid of vomit, and get anxiety just by the sound and the thought of someone throwing up😣

And i’m afraid of throwing up myself too

Is there anyone who has emetophobia like me too?
 
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Ditto. Can’t even say the word. My therapist in a few weeks is going to start on this phobia when I feel comfortable. I have even jumped out of a moving car when daughter was poorly. If I look after grandchildren I always make sure someone is with me. If I get on a bus and someone looks peaky I get off and walk the rest of the way. Had it all my life so have missed so much. I also suffer GAD. I wanted to do nursing like my mum and then thought GOD I CANNOT PUT MYSELF IN THAT POSITION. how do you cope or don’t you xx
 
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Ditto. Can’t even say the word. My therapist in a few weeks is going to start on this phobia when I feel comfortable. I have even jumped out of a moving car when daughter was poorly. If I look after grandchildren I always make sure someone is with me. If I get on a bus and someone looks peaky I get off and walk the rest of the way. Had it all my life so have missed so much. I also suffer GAD. I wanted to do nursing like my mum and then thought GOD I CANNOT PUT MYSELF IN THAT POSITION. how do you cope or don’t you xx
Well sometimes i can cope with it and most of the time not, i get very uncomfortable when someone has a stomachache or if i have or when someone are nauseous and i am(even out of hunger, i mistaken it for nausea and are scared to eat. It has been better now, but i’m still working on it). And i have to know if my parents or siblings are ok. I absolutely hate it, and just the word scares me.
 
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Sounds just like me. We are using avoidance. Can you see a therapist about it xx
 
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I can barely stand the sight of it, I haven't drunk alcohol in over 20 years so I can avoid doing it and avoid being around others that might.

I remember one time I was visiting my cousin and some of his wife's family were there with a very small baby and the mother was sat next to me trying to burp it, I jumped up and shifted pretty quickly, when they asked what the problem was I explained I wasn't comfortable at having a loaded baby being pointed in my direction as I've seen before what sometimes comes out when you try to burp them, they all laughed at me.
 
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People think it is funny but it is real. Obviously I don’t drink either. I hate enclosed spaces just in case. I can’t look after poorly people just in case. Actually I avoid a lot. I will let you know how the therapy goes when I have the courage to start doing it. I remember when my youngest was in hospital with gastroenteritis I did not go and visit her and after she went in I completely domesticated the whole house. That is bad but she had her dad and my mum. I bet they have a phobia of some sort but can control it if it is a spider or a bee for example xx
 
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Sounds just like me. We are using avoidance. Can you see a therapist about it xx
I mostly use the internet to help me so i don’t really need a therapist.
 
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Gosh you are brave. I can’t even think about it until I am ready. I am absolutely horrified by it. Keep me updated or pm me so I know how you get on.
 
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