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  1. #1
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    Default How do you know you are conquering your emetophobia?

    I was just wondering that even if I havenít conquer it fully, how will I know I have conquered it a bit or even mostly.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: How do you know you are conquering your emetophobia?

    It's simple. When you start to realize that v*ing isn't as big of a deal and the thought of it doesn't effect you as badly as it used to. Doing "normal" things as if you never were an emet. For me personally I can tell that I'm doing a lot better and conquering it because I can eat out again without worrying as much about the food or people, I can go to the store and not be afraid, I feel nauseous and not freak out and be able to breathe through it. I can read and watch things with v* in it and have minimal anxiety. I'm able to not wash my hands as often, don't even give it much of a thought, and shrug off my anxiety at the thought of getting sick ect, ect. You may have varying results depending on your personal phobia however.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: How do you know you are conquering your emetophobia?

    Quote Originally Posted by littlemoonwolf View Post
    It's simple. When you start to realize that v*ing isn't as big of a deal and the thought of it doesn't effect you as badly as it used to. Doing "normal" things as if you never were an emet. For me personally I can tell that I'm doing a lot better and conquering it because I can eat out again without worrying as much about the food or people, I can go to the store and not be afraid, I feel nauseous and not freak out and be able to breathe through it. I can read and watch things with v* in it and have minimal anxiety. I'm able to not wash my hands as often, don't even give it much of a thought, and shrug off my anxiety at the thought of getting sick ect, ect. You may have varying results depending on your personal phobia however.
    Okay, so I am getting over it than. I can joke about v*, hear family members v*, handle seeing my dog v*; but I did have a panic attack when I got a strange feeling in my stomach and did briefly worry when my mom appeared to have the stomach virus.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: How do you know you are conquering your emetophobia?

    For me it was seeing it on a movie or TV show and laughing at it (it was meant to be funny), and then getting noro and not being the least bit anxious.
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    Default Re: How do you know you are conquering your emetophobia?

    It's also important to note that recovery is not linear! You will hit bumps in the road, but you will overcome them with proper help!

 

 

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