I'm new here but I am in desperate help! I have suffered from emetophobia my whole life. I would go to sleep as a child praying I wouldn't get sick in the night. It got "easier" when I got married to a man that "v" frequently. Then I had my daughter. I tried so hard not to show my fear around her, not wanting her to have the same fear. She has had a couple of bad viruses, and for the most part I would do my thing of cleaning and my husband would help by taking care of her, me living with the fear of getting sick myself.
But last year my emetophobia "morphed" into something else. I now have a horrible, irrational, think about it every night fear of my daughter getting sick, not me! I have had to go to the er twice with SEVERE panic attacks when she was sick.
My doctor gave me Ativan but it does nothing for me.
I should also say that I have other anxieties, depression, OCD and am taking Effexor (blech!) I am sure it revolves some sort of control issues, I know that a big part of it is not knowing if she will make it to the bathroom or not.
This is killing me.
I can't go on like this for much longer. I feel so alone.