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Emetophobia- new thread as other was full, all welcome.

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Marne Sun 23-Dec-12 13:45:56

Hope you all manage to find this smile, i just used up the last post on the other thread.

sw25 Sat 03-Aug-13 17:33:14

Hello everyone. I'm new to this thread but certainly not new to emet. I am 35 and pretty much had it my whole life, since age of 7.

Anyway, currently 8 months pregnant and have experienced severe nausea pretty much the entire pregnancy. Have been on anti emetics and sedatives, and now doc and consultant want me on anti depressants, sertraline or citalipram. Anyone had experience of either? Terrified of nausea side effects of course, and wondering if it's really worth it with only 6 weeks to go until birth. Have also just been diagnosed with pregnancy related gallstone, which has really sent me over the edge. Now predicting pain and projectile vomming if/when I get an attack.

You all seem to have children though, which gives me hope. How on earth did you get through pregnancy and birth with this bloody disease (in my view it is a disease. Phobia doesn't adequately cover just how life limiting it can be).

pinkkoala Thu 11-Jul-13 19:50:23

Just a quick one, i am sure i have this, i go into panic mode when dd, 8 comes home from school and says someone was sent home with a sick bag, it happened today, i then almost interrogate her with questions.
Is mottilium any good and can you buy it over the counter or is it prescription. Does it actually prevent vomiting from a bug.

corblimeymadam Wed 10-Jul-13 21:34:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Took me a while to find this, which is a good thing smile

But there is a bug going around here at the moment, in July!!!!! It just feels as if there is no time off except school holidays. I'm fed up already of the faecbook statuses about poorly children. My middle boy was off last week with a sore throat and the head said when I told him 'oh no not another D&V'. No, it wasn't but why say that to me??

Good morning, roundabout1. DH left at 5am this morning and my stomach is a bit better this morning, still crampy and tender and I feel really tired but I actually feel a bit better about DH going away now. I think we'll be fine. I often think it is the anticipation that is worse than the reality. If disaster struck I know I could call on the in-laws.

We have to take DS1 on a 25-minute car journey to cub camp this morning and I might take the other two DSs to town after lunch (be nice mummy and buy them something from Smiths).

I feel such a wimp though. I have done adventurous things in my life, living in Japan for two years, travelling by myself etc, why am I so scared about this, on the off chance that someone is sick? I had a bit of a frightened moment yesterday someone on facebook talking about whole family getting a sickness bug while on holiday this week. I'd rather not know.

roundabout1 Fri 31-May-13 20:34:05

Oh no, try to relax much easier said than done I know. It could very easily be anxiety related, fingers crossed it is.

Had cramps all night. Bad sleep and proper diahreaeh can't spell this am. DH goes at 5am tomorrow. Perhaps I'll be better by then. Still don't know if this is a bug or anxiety. So silly to worry so much.

roundabout1 Thu 30-May-13 21:59:35

Becky I'm sorry you are having such a tough time at the mo. The stress will no doubt cause stomach ache anyway but it is so easy to see a bug in the slightest twinge or icky feeling, I tend not to eat much when I'm worrying about it too so then feel worse through hunger. I am sure you and the kids will be fine, if & it is a huge if one of you were to become ill you still would be fine. Doesn't stop being a nervous wreck about it though does it!

Hello, I'm having a bit of an anxious time at the moment because DH is going to America on Saturday for 8 days. My phobia is very strong when I imagine being the lone adult coping. That thought terrifies me. I have no reason really to expect anyone to be ill, esp as it is half term this week. I have had stomach ache all day, but that could be just a bit of wind, too much bread, or anything. But the thought of me, or one of my three DSs, being ill when DH is America terrifies me as he can't come to rescue me. The 'in-laws are 20 min drive away and I know they would come and rescue me if I desperately needed it. I still feel extremely anxious about next week. I just wanted to share really, as I know you guys understand this feeling. I wish I were more normal, I really do.

roundabout1 Fri 24-May-13 16:35:12

devil - hope you are having a lovely time on hols x

Well turned out it wasn;t a stomach bug but a sinus & chest infection affecting my balance. I was so glad as obviously meant everyone else was safe but it has bothered me a bit as motillium didn't do anything. Previously when everyone else has been struck down with a big motillium kept me safe from v ing but now I feel I'm not safe if that makes sense.

devilinside Wed 15-May-13 14:23:24

I had a nasty sinus type infection about a month ago, there is one going around. Perhaps you have been unlucky enough to catch two viruses together. Try some sinus medication, see if that helps

roundabout1 Wed 15-May-13 13:46:51

bless - hi & welcome

devil - I am feeling much worse now, not sure if its because I've hardly eaten but I keep getting dizzy & have a sinusy headache which thinking about it I have had since saturday. Wonder if something sinus wise is setting all this off. Dh was feeling rough but feels ok now.

devilinside Wed 15-May-13 13:40:56

That's interesting about Sertraline. I was prescribed that when I was being assessed for aspergers. I didn't realise it could help with phobia-induced anxiety.

Great news you are feeling better roundabout, at least you can relax, now you know the worst is over and you can't catch it again!

Haven't been on this thread before but have had emetophobia for over 40 years. It's been tons more manageable though since being on a low dose of sertraline and it doesn't dominate my life now like it used to. My 11yo daughter now has it too. I'm so glad I came on here and saw reference to that book, though, because it looks fab and I have just ordered it.

roundabout1 Wed 15-May-13 09:25:42

I am feeling rough but much better than yesterday, just tired & headachey rather than every muscle aching like yesterday. Dh is feeling bad today, he is all hot & achey, strange as I started than on monday night yet felt poorly since sunday night. Still stressful even though I have had it,for some reason I think it will get worse again.
Good news about your dd devil fingers crossed everyone will be ok. I find that v once bugs adults never seem to get.
Traveleeze are really good & last 24 hours & Phenergan is meant to be good too.

devilinside Wed 15-May-13 09:21:06

How are you feeling today roundabout?

devilinside Tue 14-May-13 21:54:22

Hi, I usually find if the adults in the household get a bug, the DCs don't catch it. Probably something to do with them operating at a different level (with regards to touching things around the house) That's my theory anyway!

DD has been driving me mad all day, bouncing around, saying she's bored and why wasn't she allowed to go to school (I know most parents would have sent their child in to school after one V episode, the evening before), she seems ok now, but I won't relax until tomorrow.

Now stressing about the gales and the probability of the ferry being rough on Fri, can anyone recommend seasickness tablets for children?

roundabout1 Tue 14-May-13 19:21:37

Well I am all achey & headachey so certainly feels like a bug, I remember before having bad backache & general aches after & this is the same. I am convinced that the dc's will get it but trying to convince myself that if I have already had it I won't stress so much. It isn't the v so much with the kids it's the fear of me getting it but obviously that's happened already. I'm really hoping to be feeling lots better by tomorrow, have forced down 2 breadsticks been sipping peppermint tea & had 2 tablespoons of plain boiled rice just. I've not eaten properly since yesterday morning so am probably feeling worse through lack of food.
devil - my kids aren't sicky ones either & often with bugs will v just the once & sometimes they seem to be fine other than that too. Fingers crossed you are all fine for friday, it certainly doesn;t seem a bad bug even if it is one x

devilinside Tue 14-May-13 10:46:15

Oh no Roundabout, are you sure it's a bug? Seems like a long time to be feeling rough. Are you feeling better now?

DD only v'd the once, of course I didn't sleep a wink. She's home from school today and bouncing around (of course, I am still panicked)

Can you get bugs that only make you 'v' once? DD's not usually a vomity child.

we are supposed to going on holiday on Friday, and am now stressed we'll all be ill. If that's not bad enough, we're going to France by ferry!

corblimeymadam Tue 14-May-13 06:54:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

roundabout1 Mon 13-May-13 23:47:39

Oh no things have got much worse, felt increasingly bad all night, took motillium but have been sick, must say I did feel lots better after & it wasn't as bad as I expected, mind you I felt like death so anything would be an improvement. That was 15 mins ago, feel in shock now.

devil - Oh your poor dd & you. Fingers crossed she emptied her stomach & will be ok now. Sounds like it will be a sleepless night for you both. I will probably be around later x

devilinside Mon 13-May-13 22:35:13

Anyone around?, DD threw up around 9pm, Sitting here feeling totally shell shocked, feel like falling asleep, the anxiety is making me so tired, but I'm shaking as well. She's in bed now with a bowl, terrified she will v again

corblimeymadam Mon 13-May-13 22:00:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

roundabout1 Mon 13-May-13 16:49:52

Hi everyone - am a bit stressed here, last night I felt utterly sick, really like I was going to be sick, I quickly took 2 Motillium - on the box it says one but I'm sure you used to be able to take 2. That stopped the horrible nauseous feeling, now today feel very green and yucky still, I am managing to eat as I'm not sure if \i felt worse as hadn't eaten much yesterday prior to feeling ill. Surely if I was going to be sick it would have happened already? Now just worried about the kids catching it, although looking on the bright side at least I wouldn't have to worry about catching it as I have had it first. Oh thsi sounds so silly written down, wish I could just get a grip .

Badvoc Sun 12-May-13 08:44:51

Hmmmm....
Started reading it last night.
Very thought provoking. He pretty much describes me to a T.
I finally feel like I am doing something about this damned phobia.
It could well be the best £20 I have ever spent!
smile

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