howdyy

266d

Hi Im 18 and have been housebound for almost 8 months now and it’s due to my emetophobia (which wasn’t listed) and anxiety and I just needed to find a community who understands cause it’s been pretty tough so hello! :)

Nausea and Vomiting

Abdominal Distention

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

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  • div

    266d

    Hi! I've got a friend with emetophobia, and I've got enough anxiety for my state lol. We'll help eachother out!

  • SciaticSorrow

    266d

    What is emetophobia?

  • div

    266d

    Fear of vomiting

  • howdyy

    266d

    TW:talks of sick Emetophobia is a severe fear of throwing up and nausea and it causes a ton of anxiety

  • SciaticSorrow

    266d

    Ugh I feel that, I got alcohol poisoning on nye and it was not a fun time for me

  • howdyy

    266d

    Oh gosh yeah that sounds awful, I had a close friend get alcohol poisoning about a year ago and it was a scary experience. I’m sorry you had to deal with that.

  • SciaticSorrow

    266d

    It's alright, I just took a long 20 hour nap

  • div

    266d

    Naps are the best

  • SciaticSorrow

    266d

    I took one yesterday cuz I'm extremely sick and it was like a blink to me

  • howdyy

    266d

    Naps are the best and i’m sorry you’re sick :/

  • div

    266d

    Hope you start to feel better😕

  • SciaticSorrow

    266d

    Me too, I've had a consistent 102 fever the past 2 days

  • div

    266d

    Ooooh thats no fun

  • howdyy

    266d

    that’s not good at all :( i hope the fever slows down soon

  • Rissa93

    266d

    Hey I feel you. I have emetophobia too as well as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It's so hard to live with. People are always like "How are you scared to throw up? I feel better when I do! It's uncomfortable, but I'm not afraid of it!!" I'm always scared to take antibiotics because once like 6 years ago, I threw up from them. But if I take them with a full meal, I'm fine. I understand your pain. I hope you feel better soon!

  • howdyy

    266d

    I’m also scared to take antibiotics!! Most medications freak me out and I totally relate to people not understanding and I’ve had to avoid parties and stuff all through high school because of the fear of someone getting sick and then I start to panic because of it! Thank you and same goes I hope you’re doing alright!

  • FutureNurse

    266d

    Hi! I get it. I’m terrified of people throwing up. My fear has lessened a ton as I have grown up a bit, but it’s still there.. it’s worse when the profession you want to go into has the potential of people vomiting daily…

  • howdyy

    266d

    It is super difficult to live with this and Im happy yours has lessened! With that being said your career choice sounds like a great example of feeling the fear and doing it anyways i’m happy for ya!

  • div

    266d

    My friend found something that works for her with this. Its a bracelet and it sends light shocking vibrations to your wrist and does something with your brain. Im not to knowledgeable on the topic but its worth looking up.

  • howdyy

    266d

    Word! I have some pressure point motion sickness bracelets that look like sweatbands but i’ll look into that cause it sounds good to have :)

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