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Hi there! I hope to be of some assistance to you here today; what you are describing sounds to be a combination of some obsessive thoughts and anxiety that were caused by a traumatic event of the past. There are plenty of ways to work it through, with something called cognitive-behavioral therapy. Have you spoken with a therapist yet about this issue?
There is actually a name for this fear: emetophobia! Did you know that? So, you are not alone!
Yes (i dont have one now, a therapist that is), but we concluded that cognitive therapy might be not be useful i think
ohh, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX to check on that, i assume it's a fear of vomiting?
Yes; here is one link to some information: http://www.ehow.com/how_7439298_overcome-fear-vomiting.html
Basically, as you said, it is an irrational fear you developed based on a traumatic episode in your past. The way around it is to begin thinking more rationally, learn why we vomit, and realize that you won't suffer any further humiliation as you are now old enough to manage your health.
the big difference i notice real quick is that i can make myself sick and vomit so its just a vicious cycle because my fears are constantly being reconfirmed
Anxiety and obsessive thoughts may be something you might want to speak with a therapist about; taking control over your thoughts, realizing that you can "change the channel" in your mind and affect your physiology may be helpful for you.
right now i have no theraphist, but i will do that in the future thank you
It can be overcome; trust me! The body needs to cleanse itself in a variety of ways, and this is simply just one way... but, no one really likes it!! :-)
Sounds good! I hope this was helpful, and good luck as you work it through!!
one quick question
do you know anyone who specialize in treating the described?
meh, dumb question, ill have to google a bit, thanks for help :)
This is something that any therapist who is proficient in CBT, cogntive behavior therapy, will be successful in helping you with... it is similar to many different phobias, and this type of therapy works to change the thought patterns of fear and take control over them.
i appreciate it, thanks :)
No problem! I am happy to be of service! The web has a ton of info; searching now will help you to feel as if you are not alone, which you aren't!