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Hi everyone! I have a big event to go to on Thursday night where I will be interacting with many people and having a big 5 course dinner. I'm super excited for it but I have absolutely horrible anxiety. This may sound stupid but I get so anxious to the point where I feel nauseated and panic if I don't have an escape from the restaurant. This all stemmed from a time I got sick at a restaurant in front of people and ever since then I have horrible nausea related anxiety to the point where I do throw up. Does anyone else know ways to deal with this ? Or have any pointers? I'm super frustrated that I always feel this way. Thanks!

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  • Take a deep breath and try to relax. The more you think about being anxious during dinner the more it will happen. Try and focus your thoughts on something else like what you're going to eat. Or the dessert you are looking forward to having. Just know that taking a few deep breaths always helps. Good luck!

  • Aww no I can relate to the panicking part and nausea feeling. Have you tried any tablet to calm your anxieties? I was given citalapram I think it was but it made me extremelytired so stopped taking it. Have you thought about hereal remedies? Kalms or if you have a Holland and Barratt near you it might be worth a pop in and discuss with a menmere of staff xxxx

    Hope your evening goes well. And don't worry about having to mingle to much I'm sure if you explain your anxiety issues to some people it may possibly help calm you as they will understand if you have to rush away for air or to the loo xx

  • That sounds so exciting to get to be a part of! There's nothing more fun than getting to get all fancied up and have a night on the town. I'm sure you're going to do just fine, but taking some deep calming breaths before hand might be a good strategy. Also, when I get any anxiety related nausea, I take some ginger capsules, so maybe you can keep some in your bag as a just in case? You can also put some drops of lavender essential oil on a handkerchief and sniff it if you start feeling overwhelmed, or even rubbing a few drops on your pulse points and your temples.

  • Thank you so much for your reply! It feels good knowing other people struggle with the same thing. Thank you for your kind words and I will definitely have to try the ginger gravol as I believe I have some! Thanks again.

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