| | Hi everyone... Fear of vomiting in public?
Sorry if this is in the wrong "section" or whatever... I'm new here lol.
Anyway, I have a fear of getting sick in public or at a friend's house or something. I guess the fear is about being humiliated in public if I ever get sick around people. When I'm alone at home, I feel totally fine...
It all started with bowel issues... whenever I got nervous, I needed to *go* badly. I was scared of not being able to make it to a bathroom in time, being somewhere where there IS no bathroom, etc. I have that under control now, somewhat, as long as I'm somewhere where a bathroom is near.
Several months ago, the fear of vomiting popped up. Whenever I start to think about it, or feel the slightest bit of discomfort in my stomach, I feel nauseous. I think it's all in my head but I just don't know how to think *happy thoughts*. It's ruining my life. I'm 18 years old, and due to the bowel issues and fear of vomiting, I still don't have a job because I'm terrified to leave my house. Even to go to the doctor or counseling or something. I would love to get a job and I am so frustrated because this anxiety crap is holding me back. It's depressing.
Does anyone else suffer from this? Any advice? I don't want to be like this for the rest of my life.