AttractingtheLight said 10 years, 7 months ago:

Does anyone here suffer from this phobia, if so, how do you cope with it? Are you doing anything to get rid of it?

fark said 10 years, 7 months ago:

I had to google that.

Didn’t even know it existed. I don’t have a fear of someone vomiting, but I guess the thought of having to throw up and feel that horrible feeling of stomach acid scorching your esophagus, in a FORCEFUL matter no less, I mean.. who wouldn’t be afraid of that? Why do you want to get rid of it? Vomit is gross.

AttractingtheLight said 10 years, 7 months ago:

@fark I have this fear of getting sick and vomiting, I experience everything you probably read about Emetophobia, which caused Agoraphobia to add on to my issue. And now I’m trying to get rid of the fear because it is sort of a silly fear, considering people get sick and do indeed throw up. But I feel I am making progress because I used to not be able to even talk about it.

Meg said 10 years, 6 months ago:

I have this as well, so bad to the point I can’t see it or hear it and will do anything to prevent myself from doing it. It’s a tough phobia to have, I’d say.

Minnow said 8 years, 7 months ago:

I have almost the exact same situation as you, only really its more other people doing it around me than anything. I cannot go into any place where it has happened, at all. I fear it every day, and if someone looks pale or they are even acting the slightest bit tired, I freak out. Its really nice to see that someone else experiences this too.

Theodore said 7 years ago:

Warning below for saying things that sound pretty gross, but just posting because this is what I think helped me the most.
I think what made the biggest difference for me with this was just one time throwing up and actually feeling better afterwards. See, my body is very particular and I have only ever thrown up once in my life other than when I got the stomach bug. However, I also grew up with a multitude of digestive problems and so I never really felt too good, my stomach was always off. I always felt like I was on the verge of getting sick, but never could let it out. When I thought of throwing up, the only times I would recall would be me getting sick once, then getting sick again and again and again when I had the bug, which is basically a full time job for two days. I had a pretty bad fear of getting sick because of it, but it actually started to go away when one day I had my period so bad that the cramps made me throw up. That time, when it happened, it was short, and made me feel a little better. Since then, I have not been scared. I think it was a learned fear for me, which makes sense given the circumstances. If I could have changed things, I would have made myself vomit when I was a kid, just once so that I could have realized it wasn’t always so bad, and it didn’t always result in a domino effect. I think the other thing that made a big impact on me was when I started working with dogs, in kennels and at a vet clinic. You definitely see it happen, and dogs are always so casual about it, it kind of eased my worries about it being a big problem over the years since most of them really just continue about their days like normal when it happens.

Steve J said 7 years ago:

Okay. Don’t watch this next clip. It is from the movie Stand By Me. A pie-eating contest goes bad – real bad.