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chocking fear of my child chocking is taking over my life

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user1492381113 Sun 16-Apr-17 23:50:56

ever sine I had my daughter in 2010 I have had a fear of her chocking !!!! it gets so bad that I fell like I am going to faint while shes eating and I hate myself for it . but now she is seven I hoped it wouldgo away but no I am still so scared and its got worse when I am out my friend for lunch who has a one year oldson I have to walk away when he is eating because I fell like I am going to pass out

illegitimateMortificadospawn Mon 17-Apr-17 00:04:03

St Johns Ambulance do a 'Babysafe' first aid course for parents of young children. They cover choking for babies and young children (different techniques). Having the knowledge of what to do in an emergency may help to manage your anxiety.

illegitimateMortificadospawn Mon 17-Apr-17 00:05:50

^ That shoud say techiques for managing choking - the way I've written it makes it sound like techniques for choking children. blush

PotOfYoghurt Mon 17-Apr-17 00:22:11

This is not normal, and what an awful way for you to live.

If you haven't already, you need to go and see your GP and tell them you're having severe anxiety that's affecting your life and get a referral for some CBT.

HecateAntaia Mon 17-Apr-17 00:27:59

it would be helpful for you to have some counselling for this.
it is affecting your life.

also, if you havent already, take a first aid course. perhaps knowing exactly how to deal with it might make you feel less afraid.

overwroughtowl Mon 17-Apr-17 00:30:07

Please contact your gp for help. I had a bad fear of choking, myself though not my dc so much. It was horrendously bad some years back when my anxiety/panic attacks were high. Medication and cbt helped massively.

It's something that flares up the odd time but never to the same extent and I'm able to recognise it's anxiety and irrational.

user1492381113 Mon 17-Apr-17 12:46:26

thank yous all going to my gp on Tuesday hopefully he can put me in touch with some help

PotOfYoghurt Mon 17-Apr-17 22:00:08

That's great to hear, well done. I hope you have some real progress.

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