Does anyone struggle with emetophobia?
Emetophobia is fear of throwing up and can affect a person's daily life in many ways.
I suffer from this. I have a number of physical problems, one being chronic nausea. I have had it from the time I was very young. My other illnesses cause the nausea and I often times end up in the hospital as a result. Over the years, I developed this fear the moment my stomach would feel even a little "off". It's a very challenging problem for me since I am overly aware of my stomach and the moment it doesn't feel right the fear kicks on. The fear then worsens the nausea! It's a nasty circle.
I have not really been able to address the problem since it will always be with me. Unfortunately, nausea and vomiting are a regular part of my daily life. I am trying to work on reducing my fear, but it's a long road and the best I can do is to take it a day at a time.
Sending best wishes to you.
Thank you, Delaney - my daughter has had this disorder from first grade one. She suffers with IBS - we have been to a couple major children's hospitals looking for help. She is now 20 and in school for nursing - she just pushes through the anxiety
by Jenniferfields10 7 years ago
I've had a severe and crippling case of emetophobia for 30 years. Although I've found a disturbingly high concentration of people like me in Europe, I'm curious to see how many people in the U.S. suffer from this affliction. I'd also like to know if they got over it and how.
by M. T. Dremer 4 years ago
Does anyone else struggle with swallowing pills?My wife has struggled her whole life with swallowing pills, but now that she is taking blood pressure medication, it is starting to become an annoyance for her. I know she's not alone with this trait, because many others struggle with it as well, but...
by Gary Holdaway 5 years ago
Does anyone else struggle with sleeping?I personally believe that there is some correlation between sleep issues and creativity, what do you think?
by Daffy Duck 6 years ago
Does anyone know the best thing to do to shrink your stomach?I've tried sit ups, crunches, and aerobics. Nothing seems to work. I eat pretty well (healthy) and exercise. It's frustrating.
by Laura Schneider 6 years ago
I always feel exhausted. Does anyone have a solution for that?I always feel exhausted, though I get plenty (even a little too much--9-10 hours) of sleep. Does anyone have a solution for that?
by Eric Dierker 4 years ago
I really cannot go into my religion in depth here. But I am very religious. I do not have a religion that you can put in a glass jar and monetize or scrutinize. But I am very religious.I believe in and practice a religion of love. No I am not perfect at love - only one man ever was and maybe some...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|