Thursday, May 24, 2012

Emetophobia (Yesterday's Panic Attack)

At The Selectively Silent Child, we often discuss that with one anxiety disorder, another (or symptoms of another) is often present.

In my own case, this is definitely true. I was diagnosed with Selective Mutism when I was 2 and a half, and despite being able to speak now, I still struggle with panic disorder and emetophobia.

I blogged about this at my own blog today, and thought it may be of interest to you.

Okay, so I'm alive today. That means it wasn't the end of the world. But for a good hour (that felt like an eternity), I was certain it was.

I suffer from panic disorder. This was a panic attack. One of the symptoms is stomachache. And it escalated, because....

I'm emetophobic. I have a severe, clinically diagnosed phobia of illness and vomitting.

Even typing that 'v' word I feel a little (read: a lot) queasy.

Read the rest here.

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