I Have Emetophobia

Emetophobia anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Emetophobia. You're not alone. 759 People

    I've had it badly since I was 7 years old from

    constantly being sick and throwing up nearly everyday. It's gotten a bit easier, I no longer let it fully control my life. I was at a point a few years ago where I couldn't go anywhere without hand sanitizer, gloves, a face mask, and disinfecting wipes. I refused to eat, or...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    Jan 2

    The Life Of An Emetophobe

    Do you know what it's like to be an emetophobe? Not many people do. But I do. Emetophobia is the fear of throwing up. I just thought I should share what life is like for an emetophobe... ~ School is one of the worst places for an emetophobe, other than a McDonald's Playplace...
    thekingslady thekingslady
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Feb 7, 2013

    I haven't been on this website in ages,

    but whenever I am feeling nervous about throwing up I come on here and read everyone's stories and I know I'm not alone. Normally, I would absolutely despise talking about this, but lately I have found it very calming. I started to keep a diary, but I feel as if it is more...
    lildancer09 lildancer09
    18-21, F
    Jun 25, 2014

    I have always had this fear

    since I can remember. I will only tell you my first experience of feeling this fear; as some stories may trigger you. I was probably in the sixth grade. My friends and I were downstairs in my room watching TV. A cheesy ghost hunters show was on and we only watched about 2...
    cherryxxbomb cherryxxbomb
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    I would like to share about me And best friend

    emetophobia (sarcasm if you didn't quite catch that) To start off i personally dislike when i hear people wanting to be emetophobic, i understand those who are fascinated with emetophbic people due to our great ability of not throwing up, yeah its a great superpower not because...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 11

    I haven't posted here in a while,

    but sometimes I find that it can be calming and therapeutic to get these thoughts, feelings, and experiences into writing. I have a wonderful support group in my life-- my fantastic husband, my mom, my best friend Tarah, and one of my other best friends that I met on here named...
    katmuss katmuss
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2014

    3am here and I can't sleep cus of this fricking

    phobia. Its driving me crazy! Don't wish this phobia on anyone! Ever!
    LostGirl1986 LostGirl1986
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    Key to the

    following: *Action* -Thought- (spoken words) *Wakes up* *Gets out of bed and brushes teeth* -Not good enough- *Brushes teeth again* -That doesn't sanitize it though- *Mouth wash but wont spit it out because 30 seconds isn't long enough* *Goes to kitchen with mouth wash still...
    Exiledmoths Exiledmoths
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2014

    when i was five, i had lyme disease,

    and i had to go to the hospital to get xrays because they thought i had appendicitis as well. i didn't, but they thought i did, so they gave me this thing to drink that would coat my stomach. i drank some of it and it tasted terrible. there was at least 32oz and i was already...
    hiiraeth hiiraeth
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 9

    I just stumbled across this website

    and thought it would be the perfect solution to help me understand my fear more and to also help out other people suffering with this as well. I'm so glad to know that there are other people out there that feel the same way I do about throwing up. I wrote a story about my...
    plmueller14 plmueller14
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 24

    I'm in college with emetophobia.

    HELP! I can't party, or hang with friends, or anything. I'm too scared.
    dwright105 dwright105
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    I'm 18 years old and have been suffering from

    emetophobia since I was 5. I have been to 11 different cognitive therapists and 3 psychiatrists. I am new to medication. I was put on it last December as a last resort option. My mother never wanted me to be dependent on medication to help me, but at a point it seemed as if we...
    Saugustam Saugustam
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2014

    So this is just my past

    and present expirence with emetophobia. My sister was sick all through out my child hood, would throw up on a daily basis. I started shaking signs of anxiety at about 6 but didn't I interfere with my life until she 13. I refused to leave the house do to anxiety. I started to...
    Alana1998 Alana1998
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    I Cant Deal With This Fear Anymore

    I have been afraid of throwing up since I could remember, but it never really affected my life until i was 17, I have no idea why - I havent thrown up since I was 13 & I'm 20 now. So why did it affect me at 17 hardcore? I didnt experience anything to make it so crazy...
    trixiee trixiee
    18-21, F
    81 Responses Jan 16, 2010

    I'm so afraid of this I don't

    even like to say the word or see it or hear the word being said or hear the sound of someone doing the action. If I even start to feel nauseous best believe I will break down and cry. I have a fear of people getting sick in front of me and a fear of getting sick myself. Growing...
    loveableweirdo loveableweirdo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    My phobia was started

    when I was in the sixth grade. At two different points in the year, at the exact same time in the morning, and at the exact same spot in front of my locker, two different classmates threw up right in front of me, with their vomit going all over my books. That's the beginning of...
    tn182194 tn182194
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 6

    I suffer from emetophobia

    and this year it is horrible. I have the beginnings of an eating disorder,and literally wash my hands raw; I am petrified of public places, seriously stay up all night worrying about throwing up. I have had this ever since I have been young; now that I am an adult I think its...
    hdd3 hdd3
    18-21
    1 Response Jan 13, 2014

    i had a string of eating disorders (except

    for bulimia) thanks to this phobia and no, no one cared if i was okay or not. I nearly went mentally insane...in my juvenile years but instead I was blamed for making up my "illness", skipping meals and skipping school
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 18

    I have severe anxiety

    and emetophobia. My mom was sick 2 days ago and I have literally gone crazy. Will not touch my face, will not touch my food, will not sit on the toilet, will not touch anything she touched, and I plan on this for a month until I know she's okay. I'm looking for some people with...
    Alana1998 Alana1998
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    I just started using EP

    and I just found this group today and I have to say, knowing that there are 730 other people who feel the way I do is really amazing. It actually brings tears to my eyes because I feel like no one understand this disorder. I saw a few therapists and they didn't get it. I talked...
    Lookingforsupportivefriends Lookingforsupportivefriends
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    50%, maybe 70% of my entire thoughts is

    dedicated to my fear. It has gotten to be too much. I live out my entire life concentrating on the fact that I will have to be ill sometime. I don't think I'll ever be able to have kids. I haven't been physically sick for five or six years but I know it's going to happen. Today...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    So I know this site is about emetophobia

    but I've just had the dreaded call to say my son is due his taster sessions at nursery next week ready for him starting in January. I am so scared and sad and emotional because I know he has to go but it means we are going to start getting all the bugs and so it scares the hell...
    LostGirl1986 LostGirl1986
    26-30, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    I was in eighth grade

    and was sitting in the back of the classroom. A girl in the front of the room had gone to the trash can (by the only exit in the room) and began to "do her business". I felt trapped. I began shaking, sweating, and I plugged my ears and looked away. I was petrified. Now I avoid...
    Ashlynpolo Ashlynpolo
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 28

    It's me again. I'm back from work

    and it did not go well. I was very enthusiastic this morning because I like the administrative aspect of the job a lot. But I started to get anxious when the director of the school told me the door of my office had to be open all the time. First problem: Kids have to walk by the...
    LadyM18 LadyM18
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    Please Take The Time To Read:) :)

    Emetophobia is no joke. often times when i tell people that i have a fear of throwing up they tell me "oh dont worry, i hate throwing up too!" *PAUSE* "no, trust me you do not understand". they really dont understand, and its not their fault. My struggle with emetophobia began...
    kaylah123 kaylah123
    18-21
    9 Responses Jun 29, 2011

    Please Read My Story - There Is Hope!! <3

    I have had emetephobia since I was six. I can locate the exact time and place I ‘got it’ (with thanks to therapy). I wanted to share with you all quite a sad story with a hopeful ending to anyone who is interested or would like to hear it. I would especially like for people...
    LIFELOVELAUGH LIFELOVELAUGH
    18-21
    8 Responses Nov 29, 2011

    My name is Marcelene,

    and I suffer from Emetophobia. Emetophobia is a fear of vomiting. I panic whenever I know someone feels nauseous or says they're gonna be sick. If I experience these things, I go into panic mode in which I immediately start feeling sick and shaky. There are moments every day in...
    marcelene1121 marcelene1121
    26-30, F
    Mar 1, 2015

    (Please Read!) My Story With Emetophobia

    For as long as I can remember I've had this intense irrational fear of throwing up. I did not become a slave to my phobia until about the time when adolescence hit. I began acting out. I would throw huge "fits" and my family told me that sometimes I would look like I was having a...
    emetophobic247 emetophobic247
    18-21, F
    Feb 9, 2013

    When I was young, I always had a fear of

    throwing up. I couldn't be near someone who was sick, and I couldn't watch someone getting sick on television. Even thinking about it now makes me shaky. When I was about nine, my mom brought be to this weird place. They told me that I possibly had an anxiety disorder. They didn...
    victoria0317 victoria0317
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    It has been a long struggle

    for me, and it is time that I talk about it. I am too afraid to go to a therapist, and I don't know where to turn, but getting it out there has to be a start, right?? When I was 13 years old, in March of 2004, I had a lifechanging experience-- but I didn't know how...
    katmuss katmuss
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    I have pretty bad emetophobia

    and have had it for a couple of years now. So I was about to go to bed and as I went to get a glass of water and I noticed my little sister carrying a bowl to her room which only meant one thing. I escaped to my room and put my headphones in so that if she was sick I wouldn't...
    Aimeelou811 Aimeelou811
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 3

    I have pretty bad emetophobia.

    . one thing that is helping a little is that I have a goal to eat 2500 calories a day! This is to gain weight because I am underweight. Anyway, this fear often has me eating much less than 1000 calories a day due to the fear that if I have to get sick I'll have so much that...
    amialiveordead amialiveordead
    22-25, F
    Jan 24

    I have a huge fear of people being stomach sick

    a few weeks ago my two brothers were both sick with the stomach flu and i ran to my room and shut myself away until i had to go to school and when the day was over i cried because i didnt want to be around them.
    Captainwolf3 Captainwolf3
    13-15
    Dec 28, 2015

    I've known I'm emetophobic

    for over 8 years now. Anytime I feel nauseous, I have panic attacks and get really bad anxiety. My husband and close family know so they do their best to try and calm me down if I'm panicking. I am now almost 5 months pregnant and so far so good, I'm grateful to not have gotten...
    cutiepie427 cutiepie427
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    Not Safe For Sensitive Stomachs!

    I believe my fear originates from when I was a very young child, maybe three or four years old. I was in the bath with my cousin, who was a year younger than I and was eating a blue crayola crayon bar of soap- I mean, literally taking bites of it. "You try!" So I licked it, and...
    Obsequity Obsequity
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Feb 7, 2013

    It's happening. Again.

    I stayed up late with my little brother last night as he played videogames and I watched him. I went to bed around 2 but couldn't fall asleep until about 3. Then, I woke up this morning at 10:30, stayed in bed until 11, and then finally went out into the kitchen to eat. I got...
    Zoopetiz Zoopetiz
    16-17, F
    Jan 9

    To anyone who thinks

    that emetophobia is funny... Just remember.... I've met someone who has had cancer and emetophobia in her life. She said that the cancer was more tolerable than her emetophobia. I've also heard of people who have tried to kill themselves over emetophobia and have gotten...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    I am 50 years old and completely paralysed by

    my fear of v*. My husband and I went to a party last week and by the evening after, 10 of us that went were sick. Some virus must have been passed along in contaminated food. My husband was very ill with v* and d*, and I had a much milder case, no v* thank God. Now I'm afraid...
    Whitelilyrose Whitelilyrose
    46-50
    1 Response Apr 3

    I am 23 years old and have suffered with

    emetophobia for as long as I can remember. I can recall a few instances that I can only assume it stemmed from, the main being when I got severe food poisoning from my school when I was extremely young, I don't even remember it in much detail but from how my Mum has described it...
    sashanic0le sashanic0le
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2014

    I was talking about a new job

    as an administrative assistant last week. I am starting tomorrow and I am freaking scared. About everything. I couldn't even tell you all the things I am afraid of. There's so much in my mind right know it could explode. I barely ate those past few days because obviously I am...
    LadyM18 LadyM18
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    It's okay to be scared,

    we'll all get through our fears.
    Aurena Aurena
    13-15, F
    Apr 17

    I had a job interview few weeks ago,

    to be an administrative assistant in an elementary school. I sincerely thought I wouldn't have the job, but turned out I got it. And I am so freaking scared. I will probably be in an office all day but what if the office is just by the nursery? What if a child get sick? What if...
    LadyM18 LadyM18
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    And I Thought I Was The Only One....

    I am 28 years old, and have been suffering this horrid fear for as long as I can remember.  I do not know how or when it started!  I never really even did any research on the issue until last night.  I am feeling absolutely horrible because my boyfriends daughter was sick...
    nmw2383 nmw2383
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Dec 19, 2011

    Terrified Of Vomit.

    I'm eighteen years old, and as far back as i can remember i've been deathly afraid of throwing up or being around anybody throwing up. It's overwhelming and causes me the worst anxiety! It never effected me as badly until i got a stomach bug after christmas 2 years ago, and...
    honeyxo honeyxo
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Apr 25, 2010

    I am 14 years old and I have had emetophobia

    since I was about 6 years old. I am awake at 1 in the morning on a school night because I freaked out from a little stomach rumbling. Is there anyone else who has this problem? I'm new here and I've never met or heard of another person having this. I would love to hear your...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 8

    Oh the winter time.. I have grown up with the

    fear of vomiting. It has become a stressful factor of my life. I am now 21 years old and the more i endure life at this tender age the phobia is worsening. I have panic attacks and general anxiety where it leaves me debilitated. The simplest of thoughts leave me destroyed. The...
    laneymaee laneymaee
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    I can almost pinpoint the exact moment my

    emetophobia and panic attacks begun. Mid-September 2014, I had to go into university to work on a group project. That morning I had been feeling unwell, and thanks to Doctor Google, I had convinced myself I had gallbladder disease and that I would throw up. When I was working on...
    lifehurtsm lifehurtsm
    18-21, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    I need help! It's getting to be

    that time of year again and I don't remember the last time it's been this bad! I am trapped in a high school where everyone is catching nasty colds and the worst: the stomach bug. I have been become more paranoid as I hear more and more about my friends getting sick. I am on...
    brancappuchino brancappuchino
    16-17
    1 Response Dec 18, 2014

    Over the past month or

    so my emetophobia has taken a turn for the worst. I am so scared of vomiting that I can hardly get a good nights sleep anymore as I'm constantly waking in the middle of the night having a panic attack. I use to be able to calm myself down quite quickly and efficient however as...
    hannahelise hannahelise
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2014

    I'M BLOGGING ABOUT MY EMETOPHOBIA :) visit my

    blog for tips on how to deal with it, and also to hear about my story.. xoxo jess http://angelicanxiety.blogspot.ca/
    lildancer09 lildancer09
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    I have had severe heartburn problems

    since I was 7 and it made me have an intense fear of throwing up. I get it so bad that I throw up sometimes. It has affected my life so much that whenever someone says they feel sick I worry myself sick, and I feel nauseous. I am now 22 and when I go out and drink with my...
    sarahp1043 sarahp1043
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    Lauryl's Story. (Detailed.)

    My name is Lauryl, and I’m eleven, almost twelve years old. I have emetophobia, and also Occupational Compulsive Disorder. I’m not really sure when this all began. I last threw up when I was five or six years old, though I try hard not to think about that because it...
    LaurylsRoses LaurylsRoses
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    I'm sorry, I probably shouldn't write here

    that much but it's the only place I can speak truthfully from the heart and get the help and support I need. Tomorrow starts a new week and I still can't relax. I barely eat, my heart beats a lot faster than usual (constantly), I feel tired and weak. I keep thinking about what...
    LadyM18 LadyM18
    22-25, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    Hi--I've had a fear of throwing up ever

    since I was a child. I am 31 now, and I've actually found it's gotten somewhat worse as I've gotten older. I only say this because this past fall I had to start taking anti-anxiety pills because of panic attacks. At least once a day (and usually more), I panic that I'm going to...
    jennarmaxfield jennarmaxfield
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    I'm 28 years old, and I cannot express how much

    I hate having this. I feel like it's taking over my life. My friends say to think of other stuff, but as you all know it's almost impossible. This phobia stops me from enjoying "normal" activities. I freak out if my stomach is bubbly, if I get "d" cuz I automatically assume...
    Rissa404 Rissa404
    26-30, F
    Apr 5

    Oh, Emetophobia....

    ...you have caused me much trouble over the years. :) I have all types of emetophobia -- I am deathly afraid of getting sick, of anyone else getting sick, or of vomiting sounds. :P Once when I was younger, my brother had the flu and we were driving home from the mechanics (our...
    aliadele aliadele
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

    so i go into work today

    and my co worker comes in talkin about shes been throwin up all night !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i havent been around her except for 2 hrs today but omg ever since she told me that im in panic mode nobody understands so now ill be freaking out the next couple of days waiting for it...
    tinknjulsmommy tinknjulsmommy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 7
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