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Old 09-10-2004
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Hi everyone and anyone who reads this Im very appreciative. Im new to this web site and feel that ive been suffering from sa nearly all my life. When im faced with situations I find difficult ,like performing( Im a struggling musician) I throw up, and as you can imagine this is v. embarrasing. I was wondering if anyone else ever gets this and if anyone has found a way to deal with it. Im also looking for friends on here so if anyone wants to chat then email me. Thanks for reading this again. Milk
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Old 09-10-2004
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Hello Milk. There are group therapies to help people to face their fears "to be on stage" in front of the audience, maybe this is your case. You can also try some relaxing exercises, maye it helps too.
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Old 12-29-2004
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hey, i kinda suffer from that nervous vomiting, but for me is the pain b4 being sick when i try so hard to try not to vomit, the pain from this is so back psyically and mentally coz i always think wat will people think about me if this happends an im gona b so embarassing. while psyically i cant stand the feeling b4 im sick i try not to eat much coz just feeling my stomach full reminds me of this feeling its not gud, even drinking spirits or fizzy drinks does this an i cant stand it. im harldy ever actually sick coz i normally either focus myself to think about sumin else which only lasts for so long or i avoid the situation but that will b kinda hard for u.

since u cant avoid it then u just hav to focus on playing gud, or another thing that helos but aint so gud is passing your fear onto sumin else. since people think about their fears the most then it is gud to find another fear to get your mind of the other fear. like now in exam halls instead of me thinking oh no i feeling sick, i now think ahh my stomach is gona rumble an it always does all the time an this is very embarasing but i got over feeling like im gona vomit in that situatuon now, so u got to take the gud with the bad. its not the best solution of couse but hey.

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Old 12-29-2004
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I used to have this, I am a musician too and used to perform onstage.

I used to deal with it by either not eating for a few hours before a gig and just sucking a sweet.

or I used to have a couple of pints but that used to impair performance, the normal guys in the band would sometime throw up too or have the runs, so its not always a SA thing.

I found chewing gum helped too.
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Old 12-30-2004
 

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hey, i kinda suffer from that nervous vomiting, but for me is the pain b4 being sick when i try so hard to try not to vomit, the pain from this is so back psyically and mentally coz i always think wat will people think about me if this happends an im gona b so embarassing. while psyically i cant stand the feeling b4 im sick i try not to eat much coz just feeling my stomach full reminds me of this feeling its not gud, even drinking spirits or fizzy drinks does this an i cant stand it. im harldy ever actually sick coz i normally either focus myself to think about sumin else which only lasts for so long or i avoid the situation but that will b kinda hard for u.


rick xx
Exactly the same here, and like I said in another thread, that's why I avoid eating out, coz as soon as I get something in my stomach, it's gonna come straight back up. I try to think about something else but man, it's so hard to change your thinking process after you've been thinking a certain way for so long.
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Old 12-30-2004
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I have the same thing happen to me ,Milk and Ricky , sure makes it hard to go out with a woman when you're afraid you might throw up on her doesn't it ?
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Old 12-31-2004
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yep it does, kinda stopped seachin 4 sum1 for the long term coz at the min i dont think i could cope 2 well
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Old 04-09-2005
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OMG - i thought i was the only one who this was happening too!

So do you guys/gals vomit of retch when -

Meeting new people (women - ive got a date on Wed and im terrified im gonna spew on her)
bad smells
thoughts of things that are disgusting
find it hard to swallow (get a lump at the back of your throat)
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Old 04-18-2005
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Yeah i suffer from this and if i know i'm going out anywhere like shopping or taking my son to the park then i don't eat so i know i haven't got anything to throw up. I don't eat when i'm out anywhere either cos feeling food in my stomach starts the panics off and then i'm a mess again. I'm so glad i'm not the only one who feels like this, for a long time i've felt i was alone in this.

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Old 04-18-2005
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Feeling nauseous when anxious is very common. Many actors, stage performers, musicians, even sports stars vomit (and sometimes get the runs badly) before taking to the stage/field. People with SA tend to find more situations to be anxiety provoking so get sick more often.

I used to have this problem real bad (like every day), especially when eating out, but after a few years, it eventually passed.


Cooper_S_Wrks, how did your date go? I hope you didn't vomit, or at least not in the presence of your date. I also get the lump in the throat thing real bad - it's my worst physical symtpion of SA, I am continually gulping nervously when in SA provoking situation - I just can't shake it off :(.
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Old 04-19-2005
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gotta say i have only thorw up acouple of times b4 when i went to high school but for some reason it stoped (cos i droped out), now i just have the feeling,lack of breath and needless shaking.

its horrible not being able to drink or eat out with people, i just feel so much saver inside with someone i trust.
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Old 05-06-2005
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I have the same thing happen to me ,Milk and Ricky , sure makes it hard to go out with a woman when you're afraid you might throw up on her doesn't it ?
ya it's just as terrifying thinkin ur gonna throw up on a man.. what guy is gonna wanna date someone who's always worrying she's gonna spew?? i find realising that everyone has insecurities and arent as confident and "cool" as they seem helps, and when u think you're gonna throw up think of familiar, comforting things like ur fave song or something, it calms you down and takes your mind off it.

I have the vomiting fear cause I'm a model so I'm constantly being critisized for being "too thin" or not eating enough, so I get paranoid people will be thinking I'm anorexic or bulimic (which I am neither!) so I feel I can't leave anything on my plate then I get too nervous, my stomach churns and I end up not being able to eat a thing cause I know I'll be sick. Then I feel I have even more to "prove" next time!

I'm scared of admitting to people I have SAD, even when I know them really well cause I think it'll seem weird or scare them away.. does anyone else feel like that?
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Old 09-06-2006
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it's so reassuring to hear other people talk about this! I'm not even sure if I have sa, but it's the only thing I can think of that my doctors haven't tested me for lol... I seem to get sick anytime I'm around someone I like! It's horrible!!! Sometimes I also get sick if I'm confronted with something horrible. The person I was dating told me they cheated on me one time and I threw up then too. :oops: now on thursday I'm going to hang out with this guy I really like who's said he's interested in me. i threw up the last time we hung out (I didn't tell him) so I'm sure it'll happen again this time. I'm just going to try not eating the day of our hang out, but sometimes i manage to throw up anyway, lucky me lol. has anyone found a way of controlling the vomiting? any tips you have would be so amazing. I'll definitely try the stuff that's already been mentioned, concentrating on comforting thoughts and stuff like that. thank you so much, guys.
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Old 09-06-2006
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I vomit when I'm around people, which I usually follow up with fainting, or turning white or blue in the face
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Old 09-06-2006
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I vomit when I'm around people, which I usually follow up with fainting, or turning white or blue in the face
lol...nice combination, I hope the people give you a round of applause
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Old 09-07-2006
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They don't give me applause, but I do get offered a snack of some sort because people think I'm hungry and fainting from lack of food :P
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Old 11-06-2006
 

I get this too. When i was in my teens I used to get it very often, not so much now but it does come back. I have just got very good at not being sick. As its all linked with your negative thoughts, if you distract yourself from thinking about being sick that will stop it happening.
For example before a job interview i am at home thinking "im gonna be sick, im gonna be sick, im gonna be sick" and when this happens I am sick. If instead I keep myself busy and stop thinking about throwing up, there is less chance of it happening
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Old 01-10-2007
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Hi everyone and anyone who reads this Im very appreciative. Im new to this web site and feel that ive been suffering from sa nearly all my life. When im faced with situations I find difficult ,like performing( Im a struggling musician) I throw up, and as you can imagine this is v. embarrasing. I was wondering if anyone else ever gets this and if anyone has found a way to deal with it. Im also looking for friends on here so if anyone wants to chat then email me. Thanks for reading this again. Milk

I used to have this when i was 14 and took me two years to get over. Believe me I know it's something horrible to have, really torments the mind and body. That horrible physical sensation combined with sharp emotional stress, always struggling to not vomit and embarass yourself in front of everyone. I hate just thinking about it. For me, vomiting was the result of feeling nervous about vomitting in the first place. After you vomit once and experience that embarassment, it's hard to not think about it when you're in a similar situation to when you had vomited previously. The fear/anxiety created from thinking of the possibility that it could happen again seems to accumulate itself inside your stomach and transforms into nausea. One thing that really helped me was getting proper sleep. I would almost never vomit on any day when I had gotten 8+ hours of sleep. I seemed to have better control over my thoughts and stomach, contrary to days when I had only gotten 4-5 hours of sleep i'd usually vomit right away in the morning. Listening to music was effective too, anything that can get your mind off of your stomach but it isn't always a practical solution depending on the situation you're in.
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Hi everyone and anyone who reads this Im very appreciative. Im new to this web site and feel that ive been suffering from sa nearly all my life. When im faced with situations I find difficult ,like performing( Im a struggling musician) I throw up, and as you can imagine this is v. embarrasing. I was wondering if anyone else ever gets this and if anyone has found a way to deal with it. Im also looking for friends on here so if anyone wants to chat then email me. Thanks for reading this again. Milk

I used to have this when i was 14 and took me two years to get over. Believe me I know it's something horrible to have, really torments the mind and body. That horrible physical sensation combined with sharp emotional stress, always struggling to not vomit and embarass yourself in front of everyone. I hate just thinking about it. For me, vomiting was the result of feeling nervous about vomitting in the first place. After you vomit once and experience that embarassment, it's hard to not think about it when you're in a similar situation to when you had vomited previously. The fear/anxiety created from thinking of the possibility that it could happen again seems to accumulate itself inside your stomach and transforms into nausea. One thing that really helped me was getting proper sleep. I would almost never vomit on any day when I had gotten 8+ hours of sleep. I seemed to have better control over my thoughts and stomach, contrary to days when I had only gotten 4-5 hours of sleep i'd usually vomit right away in the morning. Listening to music was effective too, anything that can get your mind off of your stomach but it isn't always a practical solution depending on the situation you're in.
I cant relate totally
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Old 05-27-2007
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very recently i have been dating this one girl...and now almost everytime i see her and before i see her...i get nervous and I feel like I have to throw up...she has seen me throw up 3 times now and she asked why do i throw up so much and i really dont have an answer...i try to get my mind off of everything and try not to think about throwing up and what not...but it seems to take control of my head and I cant do anything about it...is there anything I could do to get this horrible feeling out of my system?? please somebody help.
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