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Old 12-29-2005, 12:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy Empathetic Illness?

In the past month I've started having the weirdest problem:
when someone embarrasses themself in front of me, I get physically ill (nauseous, vomiting).

A few days ago, I was watching a rerun on tv and I knew he was about to be embarrassed, and I had to scramble for the remote to keep from vomiting..

Does anyone have any idea what's wrong with me?

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:47 PM   #2
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Re: Empethetic Illness?

Maybe a type of anxiety disorder? You might want to venture over to the anxiety board and ask your question again. They might be able to help.

Best of luck and hugs to you.

Old 01-08-2006, 08:16 PM   #3
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Talking Re: Empethetic Illness?

I suffer from anxiety and do not recoginze this as a symptom as my problem. It does seem like an anxiety disorder however, most people with anxiety have it for themselves not others. yours' seems to be a fear for others. I cannot suggest anything because I have not had this exact symoptom, but it does seem like some kind of anxiety.
Sorry I could not be of more help.
feel Better

Old 01-12-2006, 06:00 PM   #4
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Re: Empethetic Illness?

thank you both for your help/advice anyhow

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