Re: Phobia of sickness
hi i have the same thing but not to the extent you have it. i am petrified of throwing up!! but it doesnt stop me from going out because i know when i feel ill. but even when im at home if i think im going to vomit i take gravol and try to calm myself down till i know whether its ther eal thing or not. i shake, go all hot, and i have a big panic attack. so i know what u are feeling like. it got to the point a while ago where i wouldnt eat out unless i had gone to the rest. a few times and knew the food was good! i would throw meat away at home if it didnt look right and i would be funny about eating meat at rest. too but ive made myself eat things now i wouldnt have even though im funny about it and i also wont eat any left overs more than 24 hrs old. i worry about my kids throwing up too because i go into the hot flush shaky thing when they are sick and dh has to handle it. i worry that whatevers made them sick is going to make me sick too! i think about it almost on a daily basis but the best therapy is to just go out and tell urself that uve felt like this before and hadnt thrown up so now ur just feeling like this because of panic. gravol does help me too it calms me down. if i feel sick i usually will tell myself if this goes 1 hr and passes then i know im prob. not going to throw up, cause realistically if that time passes its just in ur head. i rememebr the last time i threwup and even though it was horrible i still thought hey this isnt as bad as i thought it was going to be! i hate the smell and will not watch people throwing up on t.v, it upsets me. dh thinks its weird and sees vomiting as nothing more than an inconvenience, just remember when u go out to tell urself uve felt this before and nothing happened so its not going to happen this time and if you stop going out all together thats not good for you.