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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. 537 People

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    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 4 Responses Jan 31

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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

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    So Close To Giving Up.

    I swear i've had this for as long as i remember and NOTHING i've tried is working for me... if anyone has anything that has worked for them PLEASE tell me. I'm so done with living like this
    lildancer09 lildancer09 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Hi. I found his phobia recently.

    This week. It is nice to know there are others out there dealing with what I'm dealing with. I didn't even know it was a such phobia. I just want a cure. I want to be able to V and afterwards be like eww gross then keep it going. I need serious help. Mine is pretty bad. I have...
    Kiara92 Kiara92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I woke up randomly at 3:30 this morning

    and haven't gone back to sleep. My stomach was fine and I was just stressed. A few minutes after I thought that I started having sort of gas cramps and my throat feels weird. I think it's acid reflux mixed with IBS, both of which I've been clinically diagnosed with. I freaked...
    Raynbowe Raynbowe 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Oh how we emets looove winter!

    NOT!!!! Winter=norovirus season. On top of the dreaded daily fear if getting infected...i have a flight tomorrow. I hate flying for the simple fact that planes are dirty. I feel like they do not clean they between people. Those magazines and buckles and arm rests are gross. And...
    ashleylynn122 ashleylynn122 22-25 Feb 2

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    I'm 15 And I've Had Severe Emetophobia Since I Was Six

    my name is Ashley and i'm a sophomore in high school. I was diagnosed with Panic Disorder when I was five but the fear of vomiting started in first grade. My best friend had thrown up on my desk and i just realized that people can throw up anywhere at any time. This stuck with me...
    PalardyAshley PalardyAshley 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    I am 19 years old and I am currently suffering

    with something called emetophobia which is a fear of being sick or feeling sick this phobia is now taking over my life I feel sick most days and nights and I have a one and a half year old little girl I fear she is going to get ill if anyone in my family or friends feel the...
    Laurenavamae Laurenavamae 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Hey everyone. Just found this site with some

    stories about this nasty phobia. Have it about 4 years. The last time I got sick was 2 with half years ago, it was a food poisoning, but you know, it was not so scary for me! But then in two months I was at home nearly everyday and passed school. Then this phobia get lost of my...
    tswire tswire 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I Hate How Much It Effects My Life...

    I hate going near my sister. She is bulimic and just the thought of it makes me anxious. I love to be around her but, lately I have been avoiding her. I can't go to the school nurse. Back in the 3rd grade I went to the nurse for a headache. She told me to lie down and I did...
    NeonPanda03 NeonPanda03 13-15, T Apr 6, 2013

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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

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    February 9th, 2014 was my last freak-out

    related to my emetophobia. I thought it was over. For one month and four days, I thought I was done with this terrible thing that controls me. I thought I was done with panicking over every single strange feeling in my body, and I thought it was time to move on in my life and...
    katmuss katmuss 22-25, F Mar 14

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    I threw up twice today

    and I've kept food down and everything for 14 hours.. I'm scared I'm going to wake up vomiting though..what do I do?!
    sydneym17 sydneym17 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    I am freaking out. I received the Tdap vaccine

    yesterday. Today I have a fever, body aches, a headache, and now my stomach is hurting. I am so afraid that I am going to throw up that I can't go to sleep. I need to be ready if it starts to happen. I just wish that I wasn't so afraid of this. This is truly the worst fear...
    ToriC88 ToriC88 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I Am An Emetophobic.

    Emetophobia: The fear of vomit, vomiting, seeing someone vomit, or being around someone who is threatening to vomit. This causes severe panic attacks. They are sometimes so bad, that I can't stand or walk. My legs shake, I cry, it could even be mistaken as a seizure. This fear...
    jlewis2203 jlewis2203 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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    It all started at the age of 8 in a three hour

    car ride. I had no idea this awful experience would lead to so many problems as I got older. I was on a drive with 3 of my friends and their moms to somewhere 3 hours from my house. About twenty minutes into the ride, one of the girls said she didn't feel well, and puked in a...
    hellomynameis8 hellomynameis8 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I've been feeling so nauseous lately.

    **** you emetophobia. I keep thinking I'm getting sick. My mind keeps playing these gosh awful tricks on me. I hate this.
    sydneym17 sydneym17 13-15, F Feb 16

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    Please, someone help me now.

    I've felt kinda strange all day but I think it was just anxiety and I sat down to eat and as usual felt not hungry( I never feel like eating at dinner) but I started eating and thought it was good. As I kept eating it got less and less appetizing and I was playing with my food...
    Raynbowe Raynbowe 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    At this point, I have been awake

    since 12:30 am and it is now 2:35 am. I know I am not sick, nor will I get sick. However, after getting over my first panic attack, I had some suspicious gas that has put me back in pre-attack status. I know that my symptoms are not due to sickness, I just need to convince...
    katmuss katmuss 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    If anyone could please message me about

    emetophobia. I've had a rough past nights. My anxiety won't leave me alone. If you have had emetophobia for awhile and have coping technics and signs of what's anxiety and what's sickness. It would be great if you could message me, I would really appreciate it.
    sydneym17 sydneym17 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Afraid Of Throwing Up

        I always hated throwing up as a little kid (well, who doesn't?) but dealt with it all the same, as it only ever happened very few times. But the last time that I vomited, which was about six years ago at age 10, I developed emetophobia. I still...
    HeartsWillHold HeartsWillHold 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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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 64 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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    I Have Emetophobia Bad

    Im 18 years old and my life revolves around if im going to throw up or not. It started in January 2012, I called the ambulance because I thought I was going to throw up. Every time I feel this way I have horrible panic attacks and anxiety. The first thing I think about when I...
    SamBaby0609 SamBaby0609 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2012

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    My story begins on a public bus.

    Yes, a bus. Sitting on the blue seats of the bus everyday became a normal aspect of my life as I took the journey to school everyday and I never really minded buses much. In fact, I was in love with the idea of all public transportations. Of course, then, I was only ten and...
    DiscoveringKay DiscoveringKay 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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    Hi everyone. I've been suffering with

    emetophobia for as long as I can remember. It started with me being petrified of becoming 'ill' and being sick, and gradually progressed into the fear of others being sick. I also have a big issue with being sick in front of people. I can remember in high school, I would used...
    alicethegirl alicethegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    Emetophobe From Philly

    I'm 48 years old and have lived with this phobia for 35 years. It is a day to day battle. I wish I could meet someone in my area who is a sufferer as well because I feel truly alone in this, even after all this time and knowing all of you out in cyberspace suffer as well...
    kaelibella kaelibella 46-50 2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    I THREW UP AND IM FINE!

    ! I'm so proud of myself!!! I'll do it again though cause my stomach still hurts but I'll feel way better after!!! I'm so happy and proud of myself!!
    sydneym17 sydneym17 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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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 10 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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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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    I cant remember when I didn't suffer this.

    I am more petrified of others being sick than myself. Has always been this way. I have 2 young boys now and I am always in fear of them vomiting, especially if they have been around other children who have been sick.
    Molly197508 Molly197508 36-40, F Mar 10

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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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    How Do I Deal With This Anymore?

    Everyone says 'you're fine stop worrying!', but really, I don't feel fine at all. Every moment of my waking life, I feel nauseated. Sometimes it's bearable and I can push it to the side and try to enjoy myself, other times, it's me running to a bathroom in fear of vomiting. I...
    renaesays renaesays 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    So I was searching the web today

    and I came across some thing interesting and I would have been a complete douche to not share it with my fellow emetos. Google “EFT” it might help with our phobia. Ima gonna try it when I get home. I'll let you all know how it went.
    Kiara92 Kiara92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    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 9 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    I don't know how I was triggered,

    but I was never really sick when I was a small child. I have only thrown up twice, and have been REALLY afraid of vomiting since my second time
    moonflower689 moonflower689 13-15, F Jan 11

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    Okay so I have been a complete mess ever

    since August..I absolutely hate it. But when school started I almost threw up at the first volleyball practice and..I know this sounds so stupid but I am extremely terrified of vomiting. But I mean I am seriously so scared of it that after that happened I started to feel anxious...
    sydneym17 sydneym17 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    A couple months ago, my mom had a random

    vertigo attack, which made her extremely nauseous. She needed immediate care, but I couldn't even go near her or be on the same floor of the house as her because listening to her vomit gave me a lot of anxiety. Hell, I couldn't even type out the word "vomit" without getting a...
    jxparc jxparc 16-17 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I just started taking lexapro about a week ago

    and my anxiety is already getting better. I recommend it if you have anxiety. Also it just makes me dizzy, not nauseous or sick:)
    sydneym17 sydneym17 13-15, F Mar 1

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    I have had emetophobia pretty much

    for my whole life. It has got worse since I got depression about 10 months ago, because the stress and misery has caused me to feel sick constantly. Words can't describe how terrified I am at the possibility of having to face my worst fear every day. I'm so scared that I can't...
    bellarose1106 bellarose1106 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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 know now that my case is severe from all

    things involved that bother me. I want my parents to understand how bad it is, but they don't listen to anything I say and just assume I'm dramatic. They think I act like a hypochondriac because I've been thinking lately about how I might have IBS but, it turns out, many...
    brancappuchino brancappuchino 13-15 Apr 6

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    Hi, I'm 13, and have emetophobia.

    I just wanted to share my story and maybe someone will have a similar one. I'm not afraid of getting sick, but others around me getting sick. I've had it since age 7/8. I was at a karate class when I had my first horrible experience. I was training on one side of the gym, when...
    shortygirl613 shortygirl613 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Ever since I was little,

    I have had a phobia of vomiting. It's so hard to explain the fear that it entails. Emet runs my life and everything I do. I just with it would go away.
    Onetsrik Onetsrik 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    My friend's sister is sick

    and I am freaking out.
    Raynbowe Raynbowe 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Hi everyone, i am 17 years old

    and i started feeling like this when i was 15. One day i went to my cousin's house and i got really sick and threw up. I have always been scared of throwing up but not to the point that it ruins my life. So after that one time i went on with life then months went by and all of a...
    Emilymontenegro Emilymontenegro 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am new to this and don't really know what to

    do I have been suffering from emetophobia for as long as I can remember and was wondering if anyone has had hypnotherapy to combat this exceedingly delibitating ailment or any other treatment that has worked for them thank you
    Jaycee0000 Jaycee0000 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    How I Think It Began.........

    It all started when I was a child I am in my late 20's now. the first time I ever remember throwing up I was about 8 or 9 years old maybe younger and it was pretty scary for me I was not so sure what was happening to me just knew most of that day I was not feeling well then...
    thecompassionateone thecompassionateone 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2010

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