Fear is our body’s natural response to a scary situation. Fear is what saves our lives; giving us an adrenaline rush and allowing us to quickly make a decision that gets us away from whatever it is causing the fear.
Fear is normal, but when fear is overtaking your life; something must be done. Any anxiety is hard to deal with. For people who have Emetophobia, the world can be a very scary place. They may go out of their way to avoid trying new foods; they may avoid social situations in fear of vomiting and embarrassing themselves and so forth. While everyone’s fear is unique, here are a few ways to help you get rid of Emetophobia.
The more you know about something, the easier it is to deal with. There are many books on Emetophobia as well as websites where you can interact with other people who are experiencing the same fears as you.
Simply knowing you are not alone and that your problem is serious and not ‘stupid’ helps many people begin the healing process. (Which; by the way, can vary depending on the severity of your case and how willing and ready you are to get better)
Research your area and see if there are any anxiety groups in your area; even if they do not directly relate to Emetophobia. Hearing other people with various types of fears speak out will help you feel not so alone in the world and motivates many people into getting better.
What Triggers You
Figure out what your triggers are. Are there certain situations that make you feel like you have to vomit? Are there certain smells that make you feel sick to your stomach?
Avoiding these things may help relax your mind and allow you to move on with your life. However, avoidance is not always a good thing because it can interfere with your life.
Talk To Your Doctor
Talking to your doctor is always a good idea. There may be medications you can take in order to relieve your tension. Anti-anxiety meds may be required or something that can get rid of the feelings of nausea.
Many people swear that Hypnotherapy works, so this may be something to consider as well, to get rid of Emetophobia.
The best way to get rid of your fear of vomiting is by being open to suggestions and wanting to change. Only you can change the way you think and the way your body reacts to these situations that cause you nausea.
Getting help from a professional does not make you weak; it makes you strong because you are taking the initiative in trying to better your life.