Fear of others being sick?!

Hi everyone,

For as long as I can remember I've been petrified of other people being sick, I can remember every person I've seen vomit in front of me, and the visions haunt me.

For the last 18 months i've suffered with severe anxiety and its taken the sickness phobia to a whole new level. I'm to scared to go into public places incase someone is sick, I feel trapped if i'm in a situation that I can't escape from. Also, when I have a panic attack I start to feel sick, and if I cant 'get out' and stop it, i'm sick myself. I've never had a problem really with being sick myself, but I am kinda now.

Does anyone else have the issue with other people? Any tips on how to deal with it?

I drive my poor Husband crazy, asking constantly if he feels sick, or gonna be sick. I've had 5 miscarriages and so desperate for a baby, but my other concern is if i could 'switch it off; where my own child is concerned.

Thanks for answers in advance


1 Reply

  • Hi Butterfly

    With anxiety there are usually one or several things that we seem to focus on & fear , sometimes it can be health , leaving the house , OCD , sounds in your case people been sick

    Had to smile when you said you keep asking hubby if he feels sick , bet he must start to feel it at time ;) but its only like me , I am always asking mine about certain things as well part of anxiety

    Have you been to your GP , I do think it would be a good idea , sound like some counselling could really help you , I no you may feel you cant go , but believe me they have heard it all before & they will not think anything when you tell them , other than getting the support you need

    5 miscarriages , i am so sorry love that must have been a terrible time & could also added to your anxiety

    Everyone on here is great & as people come on will give you lots of support & even though I suffer with alot due to anxiety , I dont have this fear , but others may well do & when they see your post have better advice

    I really would consider , asking your GP for support

    Keep posting , you are not alone with anxiety on here




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