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Am im emetephobic?

Am im emetephobic?

I don't know: You don't share any information about yourself, so it's impossible for me to answer. Emetophobia is the fear of vomiting or becoming sick, and is a type of anxiety disorder. There may be therapists near you who can review your concerns and offer help -- please consider consulting one. ...Read more

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Extreme emetophobic and have been given Cipramil (10mg). So afraid to take it each day because I'm petrified and make myself feel sick. Help!

Extreme emetophobic and have been given Cipramil (10mg). So afraid to take it each day because I'm petrified and make myself feel sick. Help!

It's safe: Cipramil (generic = citalopram) is a "second generation" antidepressant also used to treat anxiety. They have far fewer side effects than the older "first generation" ones. The chance of your vomiting from this low dose is about zero. The chance of your fear continuing if you don't give the med a try is 100%. At some point please consider therapy for coping strategies. ...Read more

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Is there anything a anesthesiologist can do to prevent nausea after surgery? I'm emetophobic and really afraid. I've fasted since 7pm and my surgery I

Is there anything a anesthesiologist can do to prevent nausea after surgery? I'm emetophobic and really afraid. I've fasted since 7pm and my surgery I

Many options: First, let them know your concern. They can give you a scopolamine patch, give you meds while you are asleep, to a total IV anesthetic and avoid gases to prevent nausea. They can also give you non opioid meds prior to surgery to help with pain so that less opioids will be used. On your end it helps to stay hydrated and avoid using too much opioid medications as they can cause nausea. ...Read more

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Extremely emetophobic. Taking cipramil, what are the most common side effects and how long do they last on 20mg?

Extremely emetophobic. Taking cipramil, what are the most common side effects and how long do they last on 20mg?

Side effects: The most common side effects we see are nausea, dry mouth, fatigue OR sometimes trouble sleeping, sweating, tremor, diarrhea, nervousness, and sometimes a decrease in libido. Not all of these occur, and sometimes none of them occur. A lot of them only last 6-8 weeks but for some people they can last longer. There's no exact science to it at all. Best wishes to you.. ...Read more

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Been on Citalopram for 2 weeks now. Anxiety makes me nauseous and in very emetophobic. How long until nausea goes away on these tablets?

Been on Citalopram for 2 weeks now. Anxiety makes me nauseous and in very emetophobic. How long until nausea goes away on these tablets?

Can't say for sure -: But would recommend talking the citalopram with food. If this doesn't do the trick would recommend a timed- release probiotic with millions of colonies. ...Read more

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Been on Citalopram (20mg) for almost two weeks now. Extreme emetophobic! How common is vomiting on this dose? Terrified to keep taking it...! help!

Been on Citalopram (20mg) for almost two weeks now. Extreme emetophobic! How common is vomiting on this dose? Terrified to keep taking it...! help!

Consult prescriber: Consult your prescribing provider. You may consider reducing dose to 10mg and see if symptoms diminish. Vomiting for two weeks on Citalopram is unusual. ...Read more

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Am emetophobic and meant to start Mirtazapine 15mg but worrying about side effects, ive been on citalopram in past?

Am emetophobic and meant to start Mirtazapine 15mg but worrying about side effects, ive been on citalopram in past?

Not a lot of vomitin: vomiting with it. But frankly, I go with whatever meds worked in the past. Without an exam, I can only give general information, cannot say in your particular case. But if citalopram worked before, not sure why there's a switch ...Read more

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I am on Flagyl medication 3x daily. Going on holiday tomorrow, I am an emetophobic, will medication make me vomit a lot?

I am on Flagyl medication 3x daily. Going on holiday tomorrow, I am an emetophobic, will medication make me vomit a lot?

Unlikely: If you have already taken Flagyl without any vomiting for some days, then it is unlikely that additional use of this drug will cause you nausea. Moreover this drug is fairly well tolerated and it does not cause significant amount of nausea or vomiting. Just take it without thinking about nausea (Do not anticipate it); I expect you to have no problems. ...Read more

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I am very emetophobic and struggle with anxiety. Have been on Citalopram for 10 days now (20mg) How common is vomiting? Worried to take them!

I am very emetophobic and struggle with anxiety. Have been on Citalopram for 10 days now (20mg) How common is vomiting? Worried to take them!

Not too common: 21% of users report nausea; 4% report vomiting. This side effect, if you are going to get it, usually occurs early on. With continued use the side effect becomes less common. ...Read more

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Have a feeling of "fullness/bloated-ness" in my stomach & am becoming anxious as I am emetophobic. What can I do to ease these episodes in the future?

Have a feeling of "fullness/bloated-ness" in my stomach & am becoming anxious as I am emetophobic. What can I do to ease these episodes in the future?

Don't overfill: Stop eating/drinking as soon as you start to feel full. Avoid carbonated drinks and in fact avoid drinking while you are eating. Eat some ginger candy or drink a bit of ginger tea. If it keeps up, ask your doctor to explain the feeling and prescribe something for it. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have panic attacks at home, I haven't stayed the. Night @ home in months because of it. How can I cope at home? Will Prozac (fluoxetine) help? Also am emetophobic

I have panic attacks at home, I haven't stayed the. Night @ home in months because of it. How can I cope at home? Will Prozac (fluoxetine) help? Also am emetophobic

Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Ssri's like Prozac (fluoxetine) are good. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit/day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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I am an extreme emetophobic, and I need to start birth control pills. Is there any side effects to really worry about?

I am an extreme emetophobic, and I need to start birth control pills. Is there any side effects to really worry about?

Take at night...: Take your pills at night with a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tab to avoid nausea and dizziness. Unschedueled bleeding is another minor side effect, and while uncommon, blood clots in the legs and pelvis are a more serious side effect. If you have a family history of DVT (blood clots) let your doctor know before you take pills. ...Read more

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Emetophobic. I am taking penicillin for tonsillitis. Taken it many times before but nervous this time. How common are vomiting side effects. Scared?

Emetophobic. I am taking penicillin for tonsillitis. Taken it many times before but nervous this time. How common are vomiting side effects. Scared?

Penicillin.: Although any medication can cause side effects, vomiting would be unlikely in this setting. Although vomiting can be a rare side effect of penicillin, if you do not have any nausea or vomiting to start with, it is doubtful that you will get any now. If you have any side effects from the medication, however, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after being exposed to a very mild stomach flu would I notice symptoms. Been 48 hours and I feel fine? Also very emetophobic

How long after being exposed to a very mild stomach flu would I notice symptoms. Been 48 hours and I feel fine? Also very emetophobic

Depends: This will vary with the causative virus. The more common ones (norovirus, adenovirus, calcivirus, etc.) will have an incubation period not to exceed 50 hrs. You are probably safe. ...Read more

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Emetophobic and think I have indigestion/acid reflux. Have never vomited from it but terrified! How common is vomiting with indigestion/acid reflux?

Emetophobic and think I have indigestion/acid reflux. Have never vomited from it but terrified! How common is vomiting with indigestion/acid reflux?

Treat Primary GI sx: Get checked for the H. Pylori infection in your stomach and tx as indicated. Take 1 TBS raw apple cider vinegar before each meal. Take a good probiotic or yogurt /kefir 7 oz daily. ...Read more

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My friend had the stomach flu 3 nights ago and was fine today, eating and drinking normally. I am emetophobic and worried if they are still contagious?

My friend had the stomach flu 3 nights ago and was fine today, eating and drinking normally. I am emetophobic and worried if they are still contagious?

2 weeks or more: You friend be contagious from a few days up to two weeks or more, depending on which virus is causing the stomach flu (gastroenteritis). A number of viruses can cause gastroenteritis, including noroviruses and rotaviruses. ...Read more