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Extremely panicking

Regina48
Regina48
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Hi All - I've written before about my emetophobia. For some reason my stomach is feeling really bad tonight. I have no meds to help not feel sick. I have no one to talk to. Every time this happens I feel like it's going to be the last time because I'll actually get sick. I can't take it anymore. I've had this fear for 37 years. There is no cure. I just can't go on like this. I don't even know how I'll get thru the night. Plus I need to work tomorrow. I feel hopeless.

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jkl5500

Would talking about it help you? I'm here to listen.

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Regina48
Regina48
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I just don't know what to do anymore. It's just the same old story in my head. Every time I feel sick I think I'll at least go to the doctor and get some anti naussea meds but I can't even manage that. The fear is overwhelming when I feel sick. Thanks for listening.

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jkl5500
jkl5500
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Would listening to some relaxing music help? There are tons of relaxing videos with music on YouTube that you can watch for free. It might help to distract you.

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Regina48
Regina48
in reply to jkl5500

No, but talking here has helped. Thank you for your kind replies. I don't have a lot of people in my life to talk to so this board helps.

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jkl5500
jkl5500
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I do sympathize with your having this particular fear. All I can suggest is some kind of relaxation exercise (like deep breathing) to give you a sense of control over things.

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Regina48
Regina48
in reply to jkl5500

I'm going to try and get some sleep. Thank you so much for responding. It really helps to talk.

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I am so sorry to hear this. This is extremely harsh and this is a painful condition to go through. You are strong and this will pass through. You have been fighting this battle for a long time and I am confident you can keep on going. Stay strong and talk to us if you have to. You need some rest to be able to work well tomorrow. Best of luck and take care, friend xoxo

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Regina48

Thank you for your kind words.

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Hidden
Hidden

Hello Regina!

I also have a fear of vomiting and will do anything to keep from doing it. I don’t like seeing or hearing others do it either! It doesn’t overtake me though and I rarely get sick. Are you fearful that it’s going to happen tonight?

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Regina48
Regina48
in reply to Hidden

I have stomach issues that are acting up tonight. I think I'm finally feeling better but there's always that thing in my head that is terrified it'll happen. I haven't actually gotten sick in about 23 years but the fear is just as strong as ever. It truly controls my life.

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Regina48

Wow! I’m so sorry...that must be hellish! Something that hasn’t happened in 23 years rules your life? Surely there’s got to be a way to let that go?

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