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Old 06-03-2011, 11:47 AM   #166
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We leave for Disney in about 5 days. I am really worried about people being sick because of the heat. I am also worried about our car drive down there. My youngest got sick the last time during a car trip. Hoping that won't happen again; although I am much better when it is my own kids (hubby is on his own though!! LOL). Hubby has been put on alert that he is to distract me or whatever he needs to do if he sees someone getting sick near us. We are still going to avoid Misson Space and the Teacups. Still a little worried about the Teacups area because we cannot avoid the whole area completely like it looks like we can with Misson Space.
I finally told one of my friends about my anxiety. She was really sweet about it, but her boyfriend overheard us and thought I was nutso. He asked if thre was something that happened in my childhood that made me like this. I started thinking. I am not sure this is the event that triggered my anxiety about vomiting, but it is something that stuck out clearly in my mind when he asked. I was probably only 4 or 5 when my stepmom had a gallbladder attack. It was just me and her at home. She grabbed her stoamch, fell to the floor, and started moaning and crying. She made me go call my dad at work (she couldn't move to the phone herself). My dad had already left for the day and was on his way home. So, I ran into my room, shut the door, and hid until my dad came hme and found me. I could hear her screaming and moaning while I was hiding. I don't know if that is the actual cause for my anxiety, but it was pretty scary to go through as a young child!

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Old 06-03-2011, 03:10 PM   #167
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She is home!! I have not yet had a chance to really talk with her, she said she did have some issues with being away from home. I will talk with her later, so I will not be able to report hear until tomorrow. BUT..bottom line is she did survive camp!! I did not get any phone calls to come get her!!
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:35 PM   #168
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UGH...Lost what I was typing!! dd11 did *ok* on the trip. She was stressed and it shows because she came home, showered and fell asleep and is still sleeping. DD17 said she did have times where she was anxious over someone complaining of a belly ache.
I have to thank the teachers for allowing dd17 to go along on this trip it really did help dd11 to have her sister there. They had an emergency plan from the therapist and had to use it to help her.
Other then her fears she had a wonderful time!! LOL!!
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:25 PM   #169
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kacaju - SOOOO glad she made it through this!!!!!!

nixiepixie - LOL so Im not the only one "scanning" around the exit of Mission Space?!?! The only places in parks I've seen vomiting has been in Germany, on the Astro Orbiter (they didn't even attempt to clean it up, ugh), in line for Lights, Motors, Action or whatever that stunt show is called in DHS & outside of a restroom in 50's Prime Time. So from my experience, it can happen anywhere. Ugh.

I'll have anxiety tonight, DS14 is sleeping in a tent at the local Relay for Life & he just looks pale & lethargic, and he says he's very tired. He is on rxs for a skin infection (doc cleared him for the Relay) so I'm hoping it's just that making him a little "off." But my OCD brain is convincing me that he's got a stomach bug or will throw up as a side effect from the meds. The dad in family he's sharing the tent with is a doctor, so that should make me feel better, but it doesn't! He's probably seen vomit a million times, but in his tent would just be the worst!
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:57 PM   #170
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:38 PM   #171
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we are still here. Now that the camping trip is behind us...and there are no sleepovers in our future dd is doing well.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:57 AM   #172
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I'm still here too. Never got the email notifications for all the recent post until yesterday. Weird.
I'm glad your daughter made it thru her camping trip! Yay for her.
I'm going on vacation in a few weeks and am dreading the flight. I hate to fly and worry about hearing someone sick on the plane. There is just no escape . I also hate when they tell you to turn off all electronic devices because I like to play my music loud so I won't hear someone vomit. Landing is the worst time for motion sickness and that's when they make you shut it off! Ugh! I also make sure to give my son dramamine just in case. I take phenergan to help with nausea although it doesn't really help me because being nervous makes me nauseous. If I wouldn't get so sleepy I would take an anxiety pill in addition to the phenergan but I will be a zombie once we get to our destination. The anti emetic meds are far more important to me. I have avoided drinks in public with ice. I heard a story of a whole wedding reception getting Norovirus from the ice. Someone working the bar was sick and contaminated the ice and sickened over 300 ppl. YIKES!!!! No more ice for me I also fear death but the thought of never having to worry about throwing up again isn't such a bad thing (I'm not suicidal or anything...lol)
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:07 PM   #173
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Hi there, was reading another thread and someone mentioned this page and I thought I would check it out. I'm in my 20s and have had pretty bad anxiety issues related to emetophobia my whole life. All of the females in my family suffer from pretty huge GI issues so vomiting has been a pretty regular occurrence around my house. I have many different types of anxiety related to vomit. Personally, I had stomach troubles a lot as a kid, and I also had a sleepwalking problem. Combining the two makes for some pretty interesting results... I would sometimes wake up and find myself puking all over my parents' bedroom floor. Not so fun. Also, I always seem to have a lot more... volume... for lack of a better word, than many other people do. I am a pretty petite person so seeing that much stuff come out of me is always surprising. I also never only throw up once, it's hours and hours of agony where I am vomiting every 20-30 minutes or so. The last time a few years ago I think I should have gone to the hospital because I was so dehydrated to the point where I could not physically stop myself from drinking tons of water and then explosively throwing it all back up. It was really a traumatic experience for me.

I am the oldest of three girls, and the next oldest has an extremely easy gag reflex so she would always be throwing up, especially during thunderstorms. I have a lot of guilt associated with this; she was obviously suffering from her own anxieties, but she would chase me around my house wanting me to help her and I couldn't bring myself to do anything but run away because she was vomiting. My youngest sister has had gallbladder issues since before she was a teenager and also suffers from extremely painful GERD and IBS but no one will help her because they just blame it on her weight. She is overweight as a direct result of what her other issues allow her to eat comfortably, so our family is very frustrated with pediatricians right now. My parents have pulled her out of school and everything. She's sick probably every day, multiple times a day. She's almost 18 now and I feel horrible thinking back on all of the things I had done at that age that she hasn't been able to do.

Because of all of that, I have a lot of anxiety when it comes to people around me throwing up. I used to lock myself in my room when people in my family had a stomach bug. I've been on my own for a while now but if I still lived at home I don't know if I'd ever get out of my room. One of the biggest reasons why I never had any interest in human medicine was because I didn't want to have to deal with people vomiting. I'm currently in veterinary school... For some reason animal vomit just isn't the same for me and doesn't trigger anxiety unless it's my own pet, and then I'm just anxious because I want them better!! I'm glad we're humans though and not horses or cows. Horses physically can't throw up so if they have a stomach issue it's surgery or death, and vomiting (or rumination) is part of a cow's normal digestion process. They vomit into their mouths and re-chew everything before swallowing it again!

On the bright side (is there one??) alcoholism runs in my family but I won't ever drink to the point of sickness because I am afraid of vomit. My DBf has grown out of a lot of his younger antics, but still occasionally drinks to the point of blacking out. I am always angry at him, partially because I afraid that he will start puking (even though he never has).

Outside my family, I haven't had to deal a lot with seeing people "in the act" in public, although I did see a poor man hurling his guts out in a trashcan after one of the rides at Harry Potter land last summer. I felt sympathy for him more than anything because it made me a little motion sick as well. I also picked up two of my friends one night after they were too drunk to get back on their own, and one ended up hanging out of my car dry heaving the whole way home. I was surprised that it didn't effect me more, but he was making such hilarious noises and it didn't seem to trigger an anxiety attack.

I am almost at the point in my life where I am thinking about a family of my own, and there's a girl in my class right now who is dealing with months of terrible morning sickness. My mom tells me horror stories of vomiting into a plastic bag, while driving, with me in the car when she was pregnant with my sister.

Anyway, thanks for listening to my story, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I have people tell me that throwing up is "relieving", and I always look at them like they've sprouted two heads. I would 100% rather suffer through the stomach pain or have it come out the other end
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:03 PM   #174
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Hi Singastory! You are not alone in your vomit anxiety!!!
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When I was a kid, I remember getting sick so much that I thought I was going to die. I couldn't breath. So I have always dreaded the act of getting sick probably more than most. However, things have gotten worse since good old WDW.

Long story short, I was sick on 3 of the last 4 WDW trips. The worst being back in 2007. I was in Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and suddenly felt really sick. I had such anxiety over being stuck in a dark room and feeling like I cant get out. Then on the way back to the hotel I felt so sick on the bus. I was afraid I was going to throw up on the floor in front of everyone. It didn't happen thank goodness, but needless to say, I hate the darn buses now LOL.

So for the next trip(and all trips) I now carry a plastic bag "just in case". Just knowing I have it helps reduce anxiety about it. I had another episode on the bus back from AK. I have missed two ADR's for Le Cellier and almost The Yachtsman Steakhouse because of nausea. I always carry Gravol with me now, especially at events or WDW. The worse episode I had was in that awful Narnia attraction. My worst nightmare again with being stuck in a crowded dark room and feeling sick.

So, I have come to the conclusion that it is all in my head. Anytime I go anywhere ,especially events like concerts, I think about how I don't want to get sick, then I start to feel sick. I remind myself to breath and that its all in my head. Nonetheless, I have to find the bathroom, sit at the end of the aisle and plan my exit everywhere I go. Its ridiculous. It makes me not want to go anywhere anymore. Sheesh, this anxiery stuff if for the birds isn't it?
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:38 AM   #176
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Welcome Carol!!

I know exactly how you feel. When the kids & I were watching the Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards they were asking how we could go be part of the audience - the very first thing I thought of was "no way one of them would have to throw up & we wouldn't be able to get out in time!"

I ALWAYS have a zip lock bag in my tote when in WDW. We have them in the car too & let me tell you they have saved the mess quite a few times (DS14 gets car sick from time to time).

I too scan for the exit & garbage cans immediately when giong on a closed attraction in WDW or if we're in a long line for something.

Yes it's in our heads but it's real to us. Anxiety can play dirty tricks with your mind & we just have to learn to cope with it I guess! Come here any time to vent, share your anxiety or just to share a story!
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:22 AM   #177
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We have been back from Disney for about a month now. It was wonderful and magical. Did not have any troubles at all in the world. Did find out, however, that our two year old gets car sick. Kept him feeding him chewable Draminine and he was fine. We have now decided to book a cruise. My anxiety is really, really hitting an all time high because of this. I am scared I will see or be around people getting seasick. My biggest fear is on the tenders or the small excursion sailboats where I won't be able to get away from the sick people. I am not too worried about myself or my hubby getting sick. We never get carsick, plane sick, rollercoaster sick, or small boat sick. I think we will be fine on the big boat, but I will be taking motion sickness pills just incase.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:25 AM   #178
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Hey Everyone!

I haven't hung out here in a while since I thought hearing stories was making myself worse with my anxiety over it all, but I'm back.... annnnndddd....


I just found out I am pregnant.

I know its really early, I went yesterday after I got the positive pee test and got a checkup and a prescription for zofran, just in case, but I am FREAKING about morning sickness.
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Hey Everyone!

I haven't hung out here in a while since I thought hearing stories was making myself worse with my anxiety over it all, but I'm back.... annnnndddd....


I just found out I am pregnant.

I know its really early, I went yesterday after I got the positive pee test and got a checkup and a prescription for zofran, just in case, but I am FREAKING about morning sickness.
Congrats to you!!! Don't worry too much I never threw up during my pregnancies. Your mind is a powerful tool, just talk yourself out of being sick.
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Hey Everyone!

I haven't hung out here in a while since I thought hearing stories was making myself worse with my anxiety over it all, but I'm back.... annnnndddd....


I just found out I am pregnant.

I know its really early, I went yesterday after I got the positive pee test and got a checkup and a prescription for zofran, just in case, but I am FREAKING about morning sickness.
Congrats!!
I was really nervous too. I was very queasy from week 6 - week 12 all day and especially at night. The zofran was awesome. Did you get the kind that dissolves in your mouth? It seems counter-intuitive but you have to find something bland (for me it was pretzels) that you can eat and keep something in your stomach all the time. I never vomited. Also, keep something that you can stand the smell of, like lemon oil, in your purse so if a smell starts to get to you you can hold it right under your nose. The closest I came to puking was in Bath and Body Works when someone sprayed something smelly.

It's terrifying but it's worth it! Also check out the anti-nausea self-hypnosis products. They are useful.
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