Do you ever Vomit when you are anxious?

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   Posted 11/1/2007 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I read something on the Internet a few days ago and since then I have been almost in a constant state of anxiety sad
Thinking about what I read has made me physically vomit as it has scared me so bad.
I tried to talk to Husband but he just said "well, you can't control these things anyway so stop worrying its all rubbish".
I don't know what to do to stop this feeling - its just all too consuming.
The thing I read was about the predictions that the world will end in 2012.
I need someone to help me out as it is affecting me so bad.
Stress is when you wake up screaming and realise you have not slept.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 11/1/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Verity,
It's so easy to get worked up over stuff on the internet or in the news. It seems that it's all doom and gloom. I remember even in the year 2000 when people should have been celebrating, there was all this talk about the world ending and the 'Millennium Bug', which of course never happened. Unfortunately things like this are bad triggers for anxiety because they're exactly the sort of things you can't control.
In response to the question: sometimes things can scare me so much that I feel sick, I also have very little appetite usually because I'm just so nervous about things all the time. It's difficult to offer you any advice when I struggle myself, but rest assured that you are most definitely not alone in the way you are feeling and although you can't really stop the horrible feeling, it doesn't define you as a person. May sound weird, but I sometimes like to visualise it as a parasitic leech; it causes a lot of distress but will be shaken off eventually.

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   Posted 11/1/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Verity .....

I believe that mynameis has done a great job in the input given

Many yrs ago they kept saying the world was going to end never did obviously........

You need to try and think of other things to help you stop dwelling on this ....I know it isnt easy but in the longrun it will be better for you and your a/p

Also there are many things that make me nauseous and I do vomit occasionally now ...use to on a daily basis but with self help techniques I am doing better IMHO.........

** Also love the way you describe the a/p mynameis **

Take care and plz do keep us posted

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   Posted 11/1/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there

I am sorry that you become physically ill with your anxiety.  I remember the 2000 scare to and we ate pizza and the world went on as the clock struck midnight.  No computers crashed, the lights did not go out and I worked on New Year's Eve as if I could save the world. eyes

I guess I am a bit of a believer in destiny in some of these things.........there is not much we can do to stop time so enjoy life to the fullest now. 

Do not read the ENQUIRER unless you can laugh at the stories. Read a good entertaining book, much less distressing.  Take care hun and keep posting. You have my support.

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/2/2007 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't vomit from anxiety, but I sure have felt nauseated with panic attacks.
But I have emetophobia (fear of vomiting), so I am really good at avoiding doing so.

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   Posted 11/2/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Here is my little bit of advice. Right now you're in a very anxious state. You're very afraid of what may happen in the future. Today, it wont happen. What I would do today is something, anything, that makes you happy. It might be really hard to do, but do it. Anything. The idea is to break the conscious thought pattern that is happening right now. You're ruminating on what you read, and regardless if its true or not, it's scaring you. So, please do something that makes you happy. Be kind to yourself and take some nice long deep breaths. Start to slow your movements down. Don't fight the anxiety, acknowledge it... Tell yourself in a compassionate voice, "I'm anxious and it's ok. I'm going to slow down". The key is to repeat this in a slow neutral or compassionate voice... Kindness to yourself. Don't read anything about that stuff right now, it's just going to add fuel to the anxiety. It's all about trying to relax, be in the present moment, and calmly do something that makes you happy or is comforting. Moving around, i think, is key... Taking a walk (if you can) and count your steps, walk slow with your breath, and when your mind begins to wander, label that thought " thinking" and start counting your steps.

Might sound odd, but I think it may do you some good. Today you are alive! Today is what is important. Right now, how you feel is what is important. Acceptance is key. Know that we are all here and know what its like to have such bad anxiety. Know that your reason for having this anxiety is ok too, there is nothing wrong with you... And how you feel is not rubbish -- it's all perception.

be good to yourself, you deserve it.
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