December 8, 2022

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I didn’t even dare to go out

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First check where the nearest toilet is or don’t you dare leave the door. The fear of vomiting severely limited Daniel’s life.

Daniel (32), mother of 5 son:

“When I was about two years old, my father vomited a lot in front of me. He had alcohol problem He had drunk himself that day. Perhaps because of this event, she unconsciously formed a lifelong fear of vomiting: emetophobia.

vomiting phobia

For example, my mother still remembers it during Pregnancy My brother made me vomit, and as a four-year-old I was crying in the fetal position with my fingers in my ear. I’m not afraid of getting sick, but I’m afraid of actual vomiting.

“When I went to visit, I made sure I knew where the toilet was, in case I vomited”

This fear has greatly limited my life. When I first went somewhere, I made sure I knew where the bathroom was, in case I vomited. Although this did not happen. In adulthood I didn’t dare leave the house anymore, because I was afraid to vomit if I was on the bus, for example.

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trauma treatment

I went to therapy and took the edge. Like my son Sam illness He spits, I can now sit quietly next to him. Then I patted his back and asked him to get rid of him. Then my maternal instinct is so strong that panicked thoughts disappear into the background. I stand strong like a spring from tension when he’s lying in bed coughing. I’m so afraid it will turn into a spit.

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Recently I have here trauma treatment It has helped. The great moment hasn’t come yet, he doesn’t spit then, but I feel more comfortable about it.”

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