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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. 673 People

    I'm 26 years old, and

    since I can remember I've had this horrible fear, of seeing and hearing someone vomit, and myself vomiting. It has taken over my mind and my life, I'm literally afraid to live. I feel as if I'll always be this way, and it's caused me great Great Depression.
    sarahelizabeth88 sarahelizabeth88 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Emetophobia is controlling every aspect of my

    life. It is completely soul destroying :(
    sam3007 sam3007 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I am a 19 year old college student

    and I am an emetophobic. I don't like anything about getting sick . its been that way for a long time but it has gotten worse recently . I don't get sick a lot but I think about it everyday. but this is such a problem in my life because I have a beautiful 1 year old. babies get...
    cnenicole2014 cnenicole2014 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    I'm sick of being afraid of getting sick

    and puking. It's tiring.
    cassieondra cassieondra 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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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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    (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

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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

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    My battle with emetophobia has been gradual

    sense middle school. The last time I puked was in sixth grade a few nights before a big trip. I only did once that time I was sick. The times before didn't bother me at all. But something was different about this one. It triggered anxiety and made me feel horrible. Sense that...
    Veronicaleann621 Veronicaleann621 16-17, F May 26

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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    My Story

    I've had this phobia for as long as I could remember. The first time I can recall anything was when I was younger and I used to listen to relaxation tapes to help me sleep when I got worried I was going to get sick. Then it seemed I grew out of it but...
    Midnightangel727 Midnightangel727 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    I am 22 years old and have had CRIPPLING

    emetophobia for as long as I can remember. In fact, my fear is so bad that I can't even stand to hear or read the "v" word...so browsing the experiences on this page has been pretty upsetting for me. My phobia is so overwhelming and intense that it sometimes makes me act...
    hummingbirdbullets hummingbirdbullets 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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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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    The fear is taking over my life.

    I find it hard to go to classes and I have no social life anymore. I don't know what to do.
    Kittyk22 Kittyk22 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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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

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    It all really started

    when I was ten years old. Growing up, I had a my mom, my dad (who was pretty abusive) and my younger brother. I was in fourth grade at the time. I remember waking up during the middle of the night in January feeling pretty bad. I tried to go back to sleep only to wake up again...
    joshsmommy082082 joshsmommy082082 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Help :(

    I'm seventeen years old and have had emetophobia since the age of around 7. My fear is other people vomiting, i can't be around people who feel sick, who are being sick and i dont like traveling as some people are travel sick. Even the sound of someone with a nasty...
    Melissa93 Melissa93 16-17, F 13 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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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

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    My Emetophobia Story

    My name is John, and I'm an emetophobe. From the time I was little, I had a fascination with vomiting.  I was always concerned when I heard someone had thrown up.  But then this past year, that all changed.  Around March, I got food poisoning or a virus and woke up in the...
    johnc9827 johnc9827 16-17 6 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    Emetophobe Since I Can Remember

    I grew up in a household with one sibling, a brother with tourettes, OCD, adhd, and aspbergers. I myself have OCD, as does my mom. I also have panic disorder. (my poor dad!) All i remember is that my brother threw up a LOT..it always bothered me more than I can explain. It has...
    jenchr3 jenchr3 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2011

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    In 6th grade I had a terrible stomach flu.

    I "v'ed" at least 11 times most of which were bile and it was painful and disgusting. Ever since, I have been psyching myself out. A stomach gurgle turns to me sitting on the toilet all night praying I won't "v". It is driving me insane. I'm sixth grade I told myself I...
    Robored Robored 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    People throw up at school

    and it makes me so anxious but i have question- i wonder if it gets worse in highschool? Does the vomitting occur more often there?
    pebblerin pebblerin 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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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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    so today i woke up with really bad stomach

    cramps so i just knew this was the stomach virus thank god no vomiting but i still feel like **** and cant stop crying so on top of havin really bad diarrhea i have to also chase my kids around the house i just want to die
    tinknjulsmommy tinknjulsmommy 22-25, F Mar 3

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    Emetophobia has nearly ruined me.

    Due to the severe and prolonged stress of graduate school and full-time employment (yes, together), I developed terrible gastritis and GERD. To anyone else, a nuisance. To me, a nightmare. The nearly lethal combination caused me to drop so much weight that I only narrowly...
    marinderso marinderso 26-30 1 Response Apr 16

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    HELP ME!! My roommate has the stomach flu!

    !!! I am seriously panicking and don't know what to do...my boyfriend disinfected the kitchen for me and took me to his place, but I had already touched the microwave right after she did and then ate finger food! And then as soon as I finished eating, I heard her gagging in her...
    hummingbirdbullets hummingbirdbullets 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    This phobia has taken over my life,

    I have such a difficult time going to school ,ive missed 47 days because of my daily nausea . Will it ever get better I wonder
    ewryan ewryan 18-21, T 1 Response May 31

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    I am exactly the same.

    I have had this fear for as long as I can remember. Some days are worst then others. I got sick a lot as a kid, which lead to having a really negative horrible experience with V. Although through my early teenage years it went away. I didn't get sick for a really long time so I...
    Deeaness Deeaness 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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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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    My name is James and I've been an emetophobe

    for as long as I can remember. I'm better now than I have been in past years, but emetophobia and related panic attacks remain very much a part of my life (and I fear they always will be). I can trace my worst phase of emetophobia from the time I was thirteen. I'd last been...
    Rigoletto87 Rigoletto87 26-30, M 1 Response May 6

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    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

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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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    Anyone who I can talk to about this phobia?

    No one seems to understand and I feel like I'm going crazy. I get anxious about being sick then think my anxiety will make me sick and it keeps going in a cycle until I have a panic attack which is difficult to calm down from because of this seemingly endless cycle of anxiety...
    Kittyk22 Kittyk22 22-25, F 4 Responses May 10

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    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

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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 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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    Hi, I am new to this forum.

    I have a 15 year old daughter who gets extremely angry when her little sister who is 6, gets sick. She was throwing up today and my 15 year old screams down at me to get her to shut up. This has been going on for years. I thought she had no empathy but after doing some...
    peacefull99 peacefull99 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    i cant wait till the stomach virus season is

    over so i can live in peace
    tinknjulsmommy tinknjulsmommy 22-25, F Feb 4

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    I am really suffering from emetophobia

    and it's giving me really bad anxiety. Everything I do revolves around whether I feel sick/be sick or whether someone else will be. I avoid long journeys incase I feel sick on the way or if someone else is sick and I can't escape. Everytime I'm in a meeting at work or the cinema...
    natalierose95 natalierose95 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    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

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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 1 Response Jun 9

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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 have emetophobia,

    and have since about age 9. I came down with something when my dad was in Ireland and my mom was an emetophobe too so I felt so alone and scared. to this day, now 12 years later, I struggle. I work in a day care which makes me terrified of catching something from a child, but...
    jenidy jenidy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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