Well, where to start. When I was young, me and my family had a game night. Of course with game nights and gatherings, you get tons of food. So, me and my mom went to the store (I was about 8 years old) and I wanted to get a food that was from my past time. We got it, they were Vienna sausages, and went home. Keep in mind that this canned food has been recalled over 10 times for being contaminated with RAW chicken (WAY before we knew about it). Anyway, yeah, so we started to play all our games like monopoly, life, uno, etc. We got hungry and my 2 brothers and I decided to eat some (I have 4 siblings). After about 2 hours, my parents sent us to bed and immediately i could hear painful moans and gaging noises. For some reason, that all of a sudden triggered it. Right then and there my hands started to sweat, my heart raced, and I felt sick myself. I stood up from my bed with my bear and walked back and forth crying for about 2 minutes and then… it happened. All over my carpet (gets nervous while writing this) and one brother occupied the bathroom and another in his room. I stayed in my room with a bowl and for about 9 to 10 hours straight it was just a constant non stop flow. Eventually, I fell asleep because my mom laid down and pulled me to her soothing me. I woke up about 2 hours after that and turned to my right side and it just came out again. I finally fell asleep for a few hours and when I woke up my mom had already begun cleaning up everything. Since then, thankfully, that was the latest time. I’m currently 17 so it has affected me 9 years later. With this, I’ve become comfortable with telling people and thankfully I have good people in my life who have supported me with this phobia. But, unfortunately it has just gotten worse. I’ve also gained another phobia linked to Emetophobia. An OCD called mysophobia which is the fear of germs. I’m done with being like this, I don’t want to be like this, it affects my everyday life and I don’t want to deal with it anymore. If I could get rid of my Emetophobia, I could get rid of my OCD. I’m just holding onto hope now-a-days for this kind of thing. When I found out and saw that Emetophobia is common and I had met other people with this phobia, I realized I wasn’t alone and that made me feel a bit of relief. I want treatment, and think it will be the worse thing I will ever encounter (to me at least), I’m willing to try and solve this. Thanks so much for reading, and if you do have either of these phobias, you aren’t alone and there is hope :). If not and you are reading this because you are curious, if you ever come across someone that has something like this, please help them and be there for them all you can. Having light in our lives makes a difference, trust me. :) Have a good day everyone!
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