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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. 754 People

    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

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    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 6 days ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    It's been several years

    and now I'm 15 (sophomore in hs) and I'm finally understanding what I have. I have constant panic attacks and so far I've had three really bad ones since school started. I dread school so much and constantly feel sick. I'm losing weight and I don't eat lunch or anything because...
    helloo12121 helloo12121 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    ok so I haven't been on here in a while

    and I'm starting to panic bec I know it's about that time for stomach virus season omg I wish I could die and come back when it's over
    tinknjulsmommy tinknjulsmommy 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    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

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    On the last day of 2nd grade,

    I threw up at my grandmothers house. That's when I developed the fear of vomiting/getting any type of illness. I never ate anything and actually became underweight. I never ate past 7 pm. I don't go to concerts in fear that someone will either vomit on me or I will see or hear...
    902r4epw 902r4epw 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I'm so scared. My doctor gave me a prescription

    for Prozac because of this phobia. (Prozac is an anxiety medication) But one of the common side effects is nausea. Can you see how this would be a problem? :,(
    ktlee97 ktlee97 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Wow I haven't been on this thing in 3 years.

    A lot has changed! I got married settled down and have a great little family of my own. The problem is my emetophobia has gotten 10x worse. The worst it's been in my whole life and I don't know how to deal with it anymore. I posted another experience on here that explains my...
    tmjavadi tmjavadi 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 days ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Where do I begin. My whole life I've had weird

    phobias. I couldnt pee, then I had to pee every 5 seconds, then I developed anxiety with bad panic attacks at 13. I started having physical symptoms around then and they said I have an auto immune disorder. They've run tests on me for years, tons of doctors. They are still at 17...
    Alana1998 Alana1998 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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