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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. 605 People

    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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    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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    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 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 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 2 Responses Oct 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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    As a kid I never had a problem with throw up

    but something about it was baffling to me . When ever I would hear of someone being sick I would say did they throw up? This all started I believe 2 years ago maybe before . When I was like 8 on New Years this guy threw up a huge pile of vomit and it kind of freaked me out...
    imlanaye imlanaye 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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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 18-21, F Dec 11

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have a fear of vomiting.

    when I was in the third grade a girl said I feel like I'm going to throw up,she ran to the bathroom then I felt sick.I felt scared and I had a panic attack in school and all the other kids would pick on me about it.I am nauseated right now,I get really nauseated just talking...
    skullfacedelta skullfacedelta 13-15, M 1 Response May 27

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    Hello I'm Emily and I'm 15 my everyday battle

    with emetophobia is different every day today was particularly worse. I really need your guys advice on how to get through panic attacks. I can't handle this id rather die than get sick. This consumes my life all I do is eat mint because mint calms my stomach. I take gravol all...
    Emily0303 Emily0303 13-15, F Dec 8

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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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 have been struggling with emetophobia

    for the past year or so. it has become so extreme and I feel that I can no longer handle it. I have panic attacks in the car and in school. I have a panic attack at least once a day due to my fear. I will refuse to eat and I will often take motion sickness medication to make me...
    pixiekathryn pixiekathryn 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    WINTER SUCKS the stomach bug is going around

    where I live and it's killing me I can't stand this stupid phobia control me I need to find someone who can help me!!
    swimming03 swimming03 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Hello everyone I'm emily I'm from Canada Iv had

    this fear for as long as I can remember I'm 15 in grade 10 and let me say my mind never stops. I think about everything I do, eat, drink, touch and how it will effect my chances of getting sick I always take gravol I feel like il get sick if I don't have it on me. It's consuming...
    emily0300 emily0300 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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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 13-15 7 hrs ago

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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'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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    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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    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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