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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.

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Fri 18-Jan-13 22:23:44

Hi florry, sorry you're feeling so anxious; it's been a really tough winter this year hasn't it?

I do recommend ADs for anxiety related problems. I take prozac and it has definitely made the low times that bit more bearable. I think pretty much all medication has a risk of upsetting your stomach and seroxat made me feel pretty rough when I took it but then it is different for everyone and my X was taking it and never had a problem so there's no clear answer, sorry! Could you ask for an anti emetic to take if you need it?

florry88 Sat 19-Jan-13 17:00:20

Hi, thanks for replying, hoping the norovirus "epidemic" is coming to an end!!

I am unsure re the seroxat thing as if theres no "bug talk" Im ok ish!!

Dancergirl Sun 20-Jan-13 08:59:49

Hi everyone, just checking in. Really hope everyone is feeling ok.

Are we over the worst with noro then? Does the cold weather help or is that a myth?

kerstina Sun 20-Jan-13 10:15:25

I think the cold weather must help stop the spread as it stops people going out and spreading the bug about. So I predict noro viruse will be declining sharply now.
On a lighter note was anyone watching big brother last night? Normally I cannot watch sick on the tv but it was fake sick and it was very funny! Guess there was no threat to me and it was just absurd.

kerstina Sun 20-Jan-13 10:23:28

Florry if he are really worried about taking the medicine ask for liquid form and start off on a low dose and gradually increase. It should not make you sick you just might feel a bit nauseous and not feel like eating much for a while. Seroxat would help with emetophobia in that you would still dislike sick but would feel less likely to panic about it and be more relaxed about it.
I have a feeling we are over the worst of the noro outbreak so you will probably find your fears naturally subside and you feel safer. I certainly feel a lot better although I am still washing my hands an awful lot. Perhaps only start medication if you really can't cope .

corblimeymadam Thu 24-Jan-13 19:04:35

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ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Thu 24-Jan-13 19:48:00

Oooh belgian, you've just made me a tiny little bit excited! I saw some sunshine today <faints> and all I could think of was roll on spring grin

Hope everyone is healthy.

Marne Thu 24-Jan-13 20:16:32

Feeling anxious, 3 children in dd1's class have been ill this week, all 3 were sick and all were back at school the next day, makes me so angry that no one sticks to the 48 hour rule, one of the children happens to be a boy who sits right net to dd1, he was off yesterday and back today, dd1 is getting anxious too as my phobia has rubbed off onto her.

I do hope spring is on its way.

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Thu 24-Jan-13 20:19:58

Oh Marne, I really think the 48 hour rule should just become compulsory in every school and workplace and if you break it then they have to send you or your child home. I know it would be difficult to enforce but if there was one rule for everyone then people couldn't claim ignorance as an excuse.

Really hope your dd is okay, have you spoken to her about emetophobia?

Marne Thu 24-Jan-13 20:42:42

She knows I have the phobia but I do my best to hide it, I reassure her that being sick is not that bad and tell her it's over with quick (even though I am petrified). She has AS and has always suffered with phobias and anxiety so chances are she will end up like me.

Marne Fri 25-Jan-13 15:49:13

And now dd1s best friend is off, probably with the bug, am now extra anxious, tomorrow I'm going to work for the first time in years (working for myself) what's the betting one of them comes down with the bug, my mums ment to be looking after them.

Also heard a parent talking to the teacher in dd2s class this morning and heard her say ' she brought up bile this morning but seems fine' as she sent her child into the classroom.

2 weeks until half term, lets hope we can make it.

roundabout1 Fri 25-Jan-13 18:46:57

Oh no Marne, they could be off with anything though (tries to be positive!) I really hope your dd's are ok. Not long til spring, & defintely roll on half term!

BeckyBendyLegs Sun 27-Jan-13 17:24:35

Hi Marne, hope your DD1 is ok. I'm here now because DS1 says he feels sick. It could be anything of course but I do worry.

BeckyBendyLegs Sun 27-Jan-13 17:27:12

I still feel as if we are are surrounded by sickness. DS2's best friend was off, apparently with norovirus, for over two weeks! I can't believe it could have been that for that long though but that's what the Dr told his mum so who am I to doubt. He's back at school now. I go to college one and a half days a week and last Monday the tutor was off with 'the sickness bug' as we were told. On Friday night I felt really unwell and TMI but was very productive, not quite 'unwell', off and on until yesterday evening. I was panicking at 3am Friday night / Saturday morning that I was going to be sick. I wasn't. DH told me it was anxiety making me feel sick.

corblimeymadam Mon 28-Jan-13 12:36:15

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Marne Mon 28-Jan-13 12:52:00

Oh no Belgianbun, we seem to be surrounded by it at school too, dd1s friend is back to school today but noticed dd2s best friend was not there. Dd2 has gone on a trip today so stuck on a coach will lots of germs, this is the time of year we often get it so each day is a struggle at the moment, counting down the days until spring.

corblimeymadam Mon 28-Jan-13 13:08:16

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florry88 Mon 28-Jan-13 21:17:58

Thinking of everyone , on friday i had to work at a hospital where wards were shut with norovirus, its a small cottage type hospital, I work in the outpatients part with has one toilet for all!

I wanted to phone in sick and not go so badly. I went and survived, with loads of hand washing. I was desperate for the loo but managed to hold on till I got home.

Belgianbun, hope you are ok

Littleplasticpeople Mon 28-Jan-13 21:22:45

Oh god, anyone watching bbc2?!

florry88 Mon 28-Jan-13 21:29:03

no I am taping it on planner but doubt I will manage to watch it!

corblimeymadam Mon 28-Jan-13 21:46:43

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Marne Tue 29-Jan-13 12:39:57

Had to pick up dd2's meds from the hospital this morning, signs up everywhere warning of the spread of noro, luckily I wasn't there long as I got there early.

Talk of tummy bugs in the playground this morning, a parent saying how they were I'll last night, still children dropping in dd1's class sad.

I hate this time of year, luckily I don't have to go back to the hospital for 3 months which will be spring time.

I didn't watch bbc2 last night, not sure what was on but I'm pleased I did not come across it when flicking through the channels last night.

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Tue 29-Jan-13 14:15:06

Hello everyone,

Belgian how are you?

Marne it's infuriating that parents think it's okay to do that! angry

I watched the programme last night but couldn't watch that bit. I hope some people learnt something from it though like to stay at home whilst infectious.

corblimeymadam Tue 29-Jan-13 21:16:16

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