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how would i ever get over my fear of vomiting?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Consider: Cognitive behavioral therapy.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of emetophobia? Apart from the obvious fear of vomiting what are the other symptoms?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
All Things Vomit: Emetophobia -intense, irrational fear of vomiting- extends 2 fear of seeing/smelling vomit, seeing/hearing someone else vomit, feeling nauseated, etc. Includes fear of embarrassment/loss control. Cognitive-behavioral therapy -esp the behavioral component involving gradual exposure 2the fear(s)- considered most effective treatment (http://bit.Ly/14amero). Clinical psychologist/anxiety expert 4 help.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I get over my intense fear of vomiting?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Have you considered: Cognitive behavioral therapy?
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have emetophobia (fear of vomiting)?

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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
How to know?: Sorry not to give a straight answer, but it seems odd to ask others whether or not you are afraid of something. You are the only one who knows how fearful you are, and how much that fear affects your day-to-day life. If it is causing problems for you (for example, leading you to avoid things you would otherwise do), see a mental health professional for an evaluation and treatment plan.
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A 15-year-old female asked:

How can I get over my fear of vomiting on my own without therapy? Should I force myself to puke? What do I do? Vomiting isn't too bad right?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Rule out medical: conditions by seeing your doc first. Then consider stress management. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Peace and good health. You MAY have developed a phobia about vomiting. You are now fearful of over-using a bodily process that is only necessary when we have toxins that need to be expelled.
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A 15-year-old female asked:

1 vomit episode lasts less than a minute right? Usually only 1 or 2 episodes occur right? (Trying to get over my fear of vomiting by assessing facts)

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Depends: The duration of vomiting varies according to cause. If it's due to simple indigestion it may be brief but vomiting can be profuse and prolonged in other cases like sea sickness, vertigo, toxicity cases,gastric inflammation, etc.

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