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
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