Am I Emetophobic?

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Emetophobia is an intense, uncontrollable fear of vomiting. It can severely affect people's lives (it does mine). Do you have this phobia? I hope not, but if you have any reason to be unsure, take my test now and find out. Because phobias are in your mind and are not reality, emetophobia can be controlled with the right thinking process, and can perhaps even be overcome entirely.

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    When others throw up, do you panic?
    When others throw up, do you panic?
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    Do you cry or want/try to run away when someone is ill?
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    Do you panic when someone coughs?

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    Do you feel really shaky and sweaty when someone else vomits?
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    When someone else vomits, you...
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    It's flu season and you have to go to school. You...

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    You hear someone in the bathroom at night. Your first thought is...
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    You eat pizza and throw up that same night. You...
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    You realize you had a little too much bacon at breakfast. Your first thought is...
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    Does hearing the words sick, ill, barf, vomit, and puke make you uneasy?

Comments (51)


5 days ago
okayyy istg i've had this phobia since i was really little. Even to the point where I banned any sort of synonyms for.. that word. if someone says their stomach hurts or they feel sick, i start to panic which in turn makes me feel sick. its terrible because im so afraid of them doing it that it makes me start to think i will too, which scares me even more bc whats worse than them doing it is me. i dont like people gagging, coughing or any sort of related sound because it reminds me of it. im not sure if ive ever had a panic attack over it but i usually start to freak out, my heart races fast and my body feels super weak..yeah idk i hate this and i wish i was so affected by it
13 days ago
I've had this phobia since I was 5 years old. I'm currently 14 and it all started with my phone having her occasional migraines she would throw up. The sound terrifies me to the point I'll start crying, shaking, sweating, humming, talking loudly, running, escaping, grabbing my headphones, leaving, etc. My family makes fun of me of it and tells me to stop being a baby. It's been getting worse as time passes. I'm grateful I have a basement to run to so I can hide from the noise. My heart races whenever I hear throw up and I am always cautious to go to a public restroom or hospital just in case someone is throwing up. I haven't thrown up in 8 years due to a strict diet and picky food choices. I am sad that this might ruin my future relationships because what if my lover or children starts throwing up I can't help them. I would only run away. This feels like a curse and it's been affecting me once it takes place. If someone to throw up in my house, I won't visit that bathroom area until someone cleans it or a couple of other people used it to guarantee safety and familiarity. The smell, color, and sight disgusts me the most.
17 days ago
Omg i have this phobia for sure, evertime i see or hear anybody vomit i panick, start shivering and my legs start feeling week with my whole body. The feeling is terrible and i cant support vomiting myself so i hold it in, once i was in the car with my little cousin and he felt sick after eating Mc Donalds and he kept whining and i starting yelling ad begging my aunt to let me out of the car cause i was way too afraid. I hope i overcome this fear cause my friends always tease me about it
17 days ago
i have had this phobia for only two years but it started when my brother was sick and then i got sick right after! i used to have to cover my ears with my pillows at night and i would have a panic attack when i heard just the slightest noise.. i spoke to a the😍 about it to manage the anxiety around it, and tbh im a little bit better but i still panic if i feel sick or someone else feels sick. but the thing that 😍is when i have a panic attack, i feel so nauseated and then i get even more scared. i cry when my DOG throws up! i hate this and yeah i said everything yes on this quiz
17 days ago
and also i watched a yt video like back 2017 and that's the time I realized it's called Emetophobia. This day I still panic and cry so When someone is throwing up I immediately ran to my room, get my earphones and listen to music while crying too and it's help a lil..I read some comments here and there's literally children here:< it's just so sad that we have to deal with this in our whole life.. so sorry baby it's okay you're not alone. Stay strong ilyall💜💜😭
17 days ago
I thought I was just over reacting when I was a kid and I remember when I was kinder& I ate coconut shake,ice tea,chocolate sticks and etc then when we got home I feel sick and I go downstairs and say to my mom that I need water!!! I not feeling well then after a min i-...*yk what I mean*my mom clean it up and I was just cryingggg that's when it start like I don't wanna throw up again. It's been 8yrs I think.. when the last time I did that. But through out the years there's so many experiences like that my dad get food poison and I heard it in the middle of the night and I just kept crying!!to school,tv,movies I close my eyes and ears. I ignore people like 2-3 weeks not talking them coz they threw up;< I always remember what I ate and felt sick oh uh NEVER eating it again bruh. I hate aircon of vehicles because I have sensitive nose and it triggers me so much overthinking I might get dizzy and threw-.. I kept this secret to my family coz they make fun of me and ask y am i underweight. I literally shakes and panick when sum1 is..yk and I'm only 15 rn and still Idk if I'll have kids in future coz yk they get sick too and pregancy,if my future husband will understand it.?I might just get rich and live alone lmao UGHHH this gives me so much anxiety thank you if u read this whole sht let's be friends sc:gab_zurita25 God bless us all
32 days ago
I'm having pizza tonight and this makes me not wanna eat it
34 days ago
oh also forgot to mention 2 things, I check expiring dates honestly every day of my 😻 life! and also ty for waiting through my long story. Stay strong.. (also if you live in the city and see a bag with goo dripping out of it, its probably puke and you should stay away, I have seen many of them and almost have panic attacks in public seeing those bags with vomit in them.)
34 days ago
Okay so I have this phobia and this quiz made me wanna die, when I was younger I had huge anxiety, and still do. But, back then it was terrible. I remember I had anxiety about nausea, and then my anxiety caused more nausea and it led to where I could not sleep all night long, thinking I would vomit. I remember yelling to my mom "I would rather die then throwing up, get me to a hospital!! I need medication!! or PLEASE DONT LEAVE ME I'LL DIE!!" I still say that to my friends and everyone in my household. Its terrible... I remember one day someone t-t-threw up, it even makes me shiver thinking about that word. anyways someone got sick in class and I was sitting right net to the trashcan. They ran to me and puked in the garbage and I cryed and cryed until they let me go home because I could not focus. I just couldn't stop crying and crying the teachers said I looked more sick and disturbed then the kid who actually threw up did. Another time at home my sister caught the stomach bug so I moved to my grandmas for a week, oh and my sister threw up in my parent's and her room so I never went into my parents bedroom for about 6 months, or their bathroom for a year... I never went in my sisters room for like 2 years after that, no joke. Anyways those are some stories that have legit scarred me for life.
61 days ago
I have this fear. When I was little my grandma had liver and breast cancer, So she used to throw up so I ran down stairs to hide for about an hour or when they tell me to come up. I havent told anyone about my fear, But this is honestly the worst because my family throws up often because they drink, and the covid 19 outbreak has just made my anxiety get worst.
111 days ago
This is literally my WORST FEAR. Sometimes if my hayfever is bad I won't want to eat in case I throw up. I can't read any words for sick except sick. I especially hate it when my sister pretends to be sick for fun. One time my crush was sick on the bus ride to a trip. It was crazy.
138 days ago
Ok I didn’t know there was a word for this. But I got uneasy just reading this quiz jeez..
151 days ago
To be honest, I don't love throwing up, but I don't have a phobia about it. I have a phobia of when others throw up. I can't even watch a cartoon character throwing up on the tv without crying and panicking. I can't watch any high school movies cuz I'm sure someone will throw up in them. I can't watch any movies at all. When someone in my school throws up, I panic, cry, shake, and run as far away as possible. I don't hide in my room on flu season, but I get very scared.
161 days ago
I have this phobia and omg just having a cold makes me panic. I also have diagnosed anxiety so when I worry I panic and that makes me feel sick, I panic mode since I feel sick which makes me feel more sick - you get the idea. Once I sat up and felt like I had to barf so I just held my breath and I was better. That feeling was totally out of the blue,so. When people cough I just turn and stare, not panic but. I am going to therapy for this and I hope any other people to go because my phobia cripples me and I'm only 10 yrs old 😔. Like, what happens if I get the flu!! I will be so paniced. When I feel sick I just pray with my hands up to the sky muttering HELP ME GOD NOT NOW SAVE IT FOR WHEN I'M 22 JUST NOT NOW!!! yeah I'm a wreck
169 days ago
I have known that I have this phobia for years. I'm not really sure why I took this quiz. Even the questions in this quiz made my legs a little wobbly. Over the last few months I've had a few counselling sessions. They were brilliant, would definitely recommend. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown I feel like my phobia is getting worse because I can't speak to my counsellor. I associate the winter months with the Norovirus - this is when I struggle the most. I became a vegetarian a few years ago- I wish I could say it was just to prevent animal cruelty and global warming on my part. It wasn't. It was to reduce my own risk of eating uncooked meat and then being unwell. Last Winter, I lived in fear of getting a sickness bug to the point where I hardly ate. I lost nearly 2 stone and my health began to deteriorate. I thought that if I was going to be unwell it would be better if I only had a little bit of food to bring up than a full meal. Utterly ludicrous, I now know. I found out in my counselling sessions that the phobia was all down to some control issues I have that are the the result of several tiny events in my childhood. During the first few months of lockdown, I have been perfectly okay because I can't be around people. Almost impossible for me to catch a stomach bug. I can control it. Now, as the restrictions in the UK are being lifted, the thought of being around people again terrifies me. When I eventually go out in public or return to my school, I will be vulnerable to illnesses and the worst thing is, I can't control it. I'm not even scared of catching the coronavirus, how awful is that. I understand that there are bigger problems across the world (please search 'Yemen famine') than my phobia. But, the fear I feel every day is so strong that it has taken over my life. Does anyone else feel the same way?

I would like to apologise for this incredibly long 'comment'! If you've read all the way to here I would just like to say: things will get better. Speak to someone. If you have this phobia, remember that it is not a medical condition and that talking and understanding your phobia is the best medicine.
180 days ago
I panic when someone throws up or says they feel sick :(
195 days ago
I hate vomiting! It's a phobia I had a year ago. I'm nine years old right now but still, it's ruining my life! It all started when I was about 7.. I threw up, I wasn't scared or anything but that same day it kept happening. So then when I turned eight I had a stomach ache, my sister told me to try vomiting and I was thinking about last time. I PANICKED. I had no idea what to do! I started screaming and crying saying 'GOD.HELP ME!~ I DON'T WANNA VOMIT!!! ~ My sister's were laughing. I held it in the hole day. From now on that's my strategy ;-;

I hope this phobia doesn't effect you all the way it effects me. Stay strong! We got this 💖
196 days ago
I am so scared of vomiting and just hearing about it or just watching it or or seeing a movie will make my stomach hurt and the first thing I Think about is am I going to puke and I can’t get that out of my mind and thinking about it longer just makes it worse and talking about it right makes me scared I always look at the expiration date on it because if it’s gone bad I don’t eat it and if someone does not tell me that I won’t throw up eating it I won’t eat it and i will get a stomach ache which makes it worse it has gone so bad that I lost twenty pound in a week because I didn’t eat any thing for a week I hate this so much please god make this feeling go away how could you do this to me
201 days ago
I hate the idea of vomiting just thinking about drives me crazy
215 days ago
I have emetophobia, but I don't panic. It just scares me