by Heather
(Bridgeville, DE)

I have been dealing with Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting, since about 8 years old. I can't stand to even see someone vomit on the T.V; it actually makes me feel sick.

Also when someone else says that they don't feel well or if they throw up, it makes my anxiety rise. I think about throwing up every hour of every day, and it's really starting to control my life.

I'm starting to feel helpless, like I don't have control of myself anymore. This is affecting everything in my life. I don't like eating out too much, because I'm afraid I will throw up in public.

I won't eat fast food or any food that I don't trust, because I fear it might make me sick.

I won't ride roller coasters or rides, & I hate to fly because I'm afraid someone will get sick and then I might.

I feel nauseous a lot after I eat, so I don't eat that much at one time. I won't drink alcoholic drinks because I might throw up.

I hate to be in areas where there is no where to escape, because if I have to throw up, I don't want to do it in front of people.

I even have a fear of getting pregnant, because of the morning sickness. This is becoming a huge problem and I really feel like I need some help.

If anyone has any suggestions or ways to conquer this, please let me know! Thanks!

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