Does anyone know techniques in combatting this horrible phobia? I hate it and it is ruining my life. Now small things like indegestion scare me. And when I say scare, I mean sitting on the bed and panicking and trying to find pepto or something to take for it!
This is the root of my anxiety. After five months, I have found what scares me and the irony is that I never cared when I was a child. I used to think it sucked because I only recall getting sick in three memories, as I was rarely sick and when I was, would get sick once and then be completely fine. I was seven when I found out that people could actually get sick more than once and I recall thinking how strange and unfortunate that was for them! Then I had
food poisoning at age 11. Handled that fine. What triggered my anxiety was when my sister was sick and I got concerned that i would catch it.
So now, i panic over every small stomach thing and feel really physically bad and I know people can overcome this. And I am dying to. Any techniques at all? I have a huge fear of losing control and getting sick in front of people. Now I am anxious in my own house and I dont even understand why. I dont know the root of the root. :/
And my entire family is extremely healthy, as in, my dad has never had the flu since he was 19. My mom hasnt been sick since the time I had food poisoning with her (where she only got sick once, and I twice), and same with my brother. Im in constant panic mode and I have no idea how to turn the stupid fear off.
I just find it super ironic that when I was little, I took it lightly! My mom even said that once, after I got sick, I asked if I could now go play with a friend since I felt fine :/
What. The. Heck.