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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. 599 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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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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    Hi I'm new on here so this is my first post,

    I've had it for years since I was sick all over a restaurant and everyone stared but recently it's got to a point where I feel nauseous every single day! And I have no idea what to do and I feel no one understands I'm thinking of trying cognitive behavioural therapy or...
    natashamorley natashamorley 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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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 have had emetophobia

    since I was about 6.It effects my life everyday I have to have polos and fanta as these seem to calm me down during a attack of my anxiety I hate feeling trapped so shopping, working, driving etc are very hard for me to do as I feel I cant get out if I need to.I physically cant...
    sapphire777 sapphire777 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Hi so the only reason I joined this thingy was

    because I'm emetophobic and it's getting worse. I'm not scared of myself vomiting, I'm scared of others vomiting around me, and I can't even bear to watch movies with vomit scenes in them, but recently in class we've had to watch movies where people throw up and it's like I am...
    pmr17 pmr17 16-17, F 1 Response May 20

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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'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 16-17, F Jul 30

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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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...
    findasilverlining33 findasilverlining33 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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

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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 my story, let’s see.

    I have not yet seen a therapist to diagnose me with this phobia, but after reading so much about it and hearing the experiences of others, I’m 100% certain this is what I have. I’ve struggled with this fear since I was nine. It all started when I became ill one evening after...
    ListenPlease00 ListenPlease00 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I'm traveling and I always get nervous

    and sick feeling but yesterday a couple of people coughed near me... I'm begging I don't get sick but I have a long bus ride home today. And tips for what I should do, to avoid getting sick? And not just on the bus home.
    Raynbowe Raynbowe 13-15, F 2 Responses May 26

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    Emetophobia And Emetophilia...my Big Issue

    I keep thinking about my strange (huge) obsession and irrational (even more huge I have to say) fear at the same time. I guess it is all connected. I am sorry if I offend some people here who have the same -philia or -phobia. But I´ve been always ashamed for both and kept it...
    placeboeffect placeboeffect 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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    I'm 15 and iv been dealing with this phobia

    for as long as I can remember, I haven't actually threw up in a few years but I always feel nauseous now days and my anxiety attacks are more frequent and sever. My parents don't understand no one does they think I'm stupid and I'm choosing to be this way. I would rather die...
    swimming03 swimming03 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    I'm too embarressed to tell anyone about this.

    I know it sounds dumb but--something inside warns me not to tell anyone, not even family, about this. How do I tell them and or deal with this?
    findasilverlining33 findasilverlining33 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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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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    Just so ya know: this has a happy ending.

    Yesterday, at a marching band competition, the girl working on the prop in front of mine said she felt like she was going to be sick. I started shaking, grinding my hands, and losing track of my own heartbeat and breathing. I told my section leader in a desperate, shaking voice...
    Shepfax Shepfax 16-17, T Oct 19

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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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    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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    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

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    Hello everyone, I do believe everything

    happens for a reason but why did this curse come to me? I feel better when I know I'm not alone so someone please help me! I am 15 years old and I suffer from not only emetophobia but anxiety. I can't take this anymore, I have to go back to school soon and I'm so stressed out...
    acissej10 acissej10 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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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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    It all started in pre-k

    when I was walking a sick girl to the office she puked on me.since then I have been emetophobic. Recently I was at the bus stop with my friend and this person puked behind me. My friend covered her mouth in shock. I turned around and broke down crying. My friend was consoling me...
    Kiranic13 Kiranic13 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    sydneym17 sydneym17 13-15, F May 19

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    (Beware, I may get a little graphic.

    ) I have emetophobia. I guess I should start the story from the beginning. I'm not really sure when it started, but I think it stemmed from being sick when I was a child. When I was about 8, I was violently sick. I think I vomited eight or nine times in one night. I was home...
    bridget1234567 bridget1234567 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Emetophobia And Its Effet On Us. I'm Finally Not Alone ≪3

    Almost since I can remember, I've been very afraid of throwing up. No; terrified. Every time one of my family members would get sick, I would literally hide away in my room, curl up into a ball beside my bed, and cry. All I was able to think was, "What if I get sick? What if I...
    Zoopetiz Zoopetiz 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    I have been afraid of vomiting

    for as long as I can remember. It became particularly bad when I entered graduate school, at which time I was put on an anti depressant which helped. However, I have since had a baby who has been sick to his stomach several times. Once I did not catch it and once I did. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19

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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 69 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    I am 26 years old. Although i never was

    diagnosed, i know i have emetophobia. It's such a horrible thing. It really is a nightmare. It's like you have a monster inside of you. I remember i was 12 years old the last time i threw up. It happened while i was slepping. I was very thankfull, because i didn't feel it coming...
    AnneCEN AnneCEN 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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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    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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    Please someone help- I'm feeling weird,

    with stomach ache that feels kinds like a pulled muscle in my ovary areas and song sharper pains every one a and a while at the side of my stomach, no poop coming out, my throat feels kind of hit and tingly, help?????????? Please!!!!!!
    Raynbowe Raynbowe 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    I've had d* today and it burns.

    ? I also have a sore throat and headache I think I'm coming down with a cold? Not sure..I'm scared I'll v*?? Any emetophobes out there? Is it just drainage?
    sydneym17 sydneym17 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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

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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 16-17, F Jun 25

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    I just started seeing a new psychologist about

    it and I'm hoping one day I'll see some results! Is there anyone out there who actually did overcome this phobia? If so I'd please like to hear how you did it I am open to all suggestions! Please do not respond if you are only going to say there is nothing you can do about it...
    JoeDog93 JoeDog93 18-21, M Oct 24

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    Im afraid of babies because they are always

    vomit:(. Watching jackass is like a nightmare
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 12

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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

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    I just recently started getting really

    emetophobic. It started when one of my friends got sick in class a couple months ago. I was actually ok. I covered my ears closed my eyes and moved away. I was proud because in the past I have been a little sick to my stomach when it comes to that stuff. But later in December...
    linabug linabug 13-15, F 1 Response May 12

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    I was laying down and all of a sudden my

    stomach like burned and felt weird..like I was gonna be sick..This was about 5 minutes ago...I got up and now I'm worried..It was such a weird feeling I actually felt sick.. Like in my stomach...is it just an upset stomach?? Am I going to be okay? Ive had an appetite and I'm...
    sydneym17 sydneym17 13-15, F 1 Response May 25

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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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