- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
I think there was a thread a few weeks ago about phobias, but i suppose i’m looking for advice/comiseration here…I am emetophobic, meaning I’ve got a phobia of vomiting – its taken me a while to even be able to write that word down! My phobia has been up and down for years, sometimes my life is basically normal but sometimes i suffer panic attacks and am unable to eat or drink in front of people. My fiance has been really suportive (still makes fun of me every now and again, but nothing serious, and i deserve it! I know that alot of the things i do are totally crazy and unnecessary, but i can’t help it!)
Right now I’m stressed with work, wedding planning, and some friend issues, and my phobia has gotten much worse. I am so worried that it will get worse as the wedding gets closer and that i won’t be able to eat at my wedding and will be miserable!
Has anyone ever had cognitive behavioural therapy or exposure therapy for a phobia? I’m seriously considering it, cause i don’t know if i can live with a) the phobia and b) what it will do to my as i get closer to the wedding.
FYI – i haven’t thrown up since i was 12, i.e. 18 years ago….as Ted says in HIMYM “VOMIT FREE SINCE 93!” so exposure therapy would be difficult – but i think i’m getting to the point of having to confront my fear.