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Please help, some advice and support needed 😞

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Ames33 Sat 16-Jan-16 18:36:20

Hi
I hope you don't mind me posting.
I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. My anxiety seems to have focused itself fully on my emetophobia that I have suffered from forever! I always had that part under control until I had my little one (2.5yrs). I am constantly terrified he will get sick, especially this time of year. The funny thing is, if he does get a tummy bug (we had one in October, norovirus we think!) then I can deal with him fine, and look after him well. The problem comes from the anticipation of it happening!
So, my problem now is that I just had a call from my mum and she has had the 'bug' yesterday, and her partner has it today. They are away at a funeral and know where it came from, the mobile hairdresser brought her ill baby to her appointment at my mums partners mums house! (Confusing!!)
So anyway, my mum normally looks after my boy on a thurs, and is supposed to have him this coming thurs. Also, we are going away with them next weekend. In your opinion, will we be OK to be with them then? It will be almost a week since symptoms (apparently it has been one 'episode', then washed out for the day, then fine), or would you stay away?? Rationally I know that NHS have the 48hr rule for a reason, and they probably won't be contagious a week after, but in some places it says you can be contagious for 2 weeks!!
Sorry for going on about it! I am currently seeing a fabulous therapist and feel I may be getting somewhere through a combination of meditation, acupuncture and counselling. But I have only seen him twice so not very far into the process.
Thanks in advance for any replies!! Xx

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Sat 16-Jan-16 18:53:36

Anxiety is a bitch isn't it. You will be absolutely fine by then, but I appreciate anxiety doesn't work like that.

Ames33 Sun 17-Jan-16 09:26:36

Thank you for replying. To be honest, my mum was feeling back to normal after 24hrs and now her partner is feeling fine too. Three other people had it and had the same, just literally one episode and then wiped out, then fine.
They are back from their trip away now, and as my brother still lives with them, I guess I will see if he comes down with it!! Xx

earthyambitions Sun 17-Jan-16 12:36:27

Just offering my sympathy really, I would be feeling exactly the same way. I agree, the rational answer is you will be fine by Thursday to be with them, by Tuesday probably do you have an extra couple of days safety net there.

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