acciodog:

isn’t it cool how some phobias are unquestioned and considered “normal”, like fear of heights or spiders, but mention that you have social anxiety or a fear of driving and people immediately jump to “why? what’s so scary about that? that makes no sense??????” and by it’s cool i mean it’s really fucked up because all phobias are irrational it doesn’t need an explaination that’s what makes it a pHOBIA

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I HATE WHEN THIS HAPPENS!!! I REALLY WANT CEREAL BUT THE MILK’S EXPIRATION DATE IS TODAY AND I’M TOO SCARED TO RISK IT

I always go on the ‘emetophobia’ tag to meet new people or help some people or find awesome stories or tips to reblog

but aLL THAT EVER HAPPENS IS I GET ANGRY ABOUT THE CONSTANT MISUSE OF THE TAG

I’m going on Lexapro for anxiety and depression, and I don’t know how I feel about that.

Have any of you tried it?

emetophobesunite:

socialanxietytruthsandhelp:

If this helps one person I will be so, so pleased. 

Please reblog for your followers, you don’t know who needs help :)

I hope this helps and be sure to follow for advice, relatable posts, submitting your own anxiety truth or just realising you’re not so alone:

www.socialanxietytruthsandhelp.tumblr.com  

I usually reblog a lot of things like this but this is a particularly useful as a reference - I have copied it onto my phone! x

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misophoniasupport:

notyrqueer:

smilingvibes:

7/11 breathing. A skill to use for anxiety. It’s recommended to do it for 10-15 minutes. Like any other skill it does require a lot of practice. I advice that you practice it when you are feeling calm so you are ready in a time of need. If you lose count, which is easily done, simply start again until you do 15 minutes. It will also help with distraction even if you don’t get it right the first hundred times.

Breathing out longer than you breathe in actually activates your parasympathetic nervous system!
Anxiety is your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”) setting off all the alarms, while breathing like this will set the parasympathetic system (“rest and digest”) into action shutting off the alarms and settling your nerves.
Other things that help: laughing, checking out what’s going on around you (moving head and eyes to orient to your surroundings), getting curious about something.
Take care, be safe.

Please use this, guys, it can really help calm you while being triggered and when you’re in a stressful environment.

misophoniasupport:

notyrqueer:

smilingvibes:

7/11 breathing. A skill to use for anxiety. It’s recommended to do it for 10-15 minutes. Like any other skill it does require a lot of practice. I advice that you practice it when you are feeling calm so you are ready in a time of need. If you lose count, which is easily done, simply start again until you do 15 minutes. It will also help with distraction even if you don’t get it right the first hundred times.

Breathing out longer than you breathe in actually activates your parasympathetic nervous system!

Anxiety is your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”) setting off all the alarms, while breathing like this will set the parasympathetic system (“rest and digest”) into action shutting off the alarms and settling your nerves.

Other things that help: laughing, checking out what’s going on around you (moving head and eyes to orient to your surroundings), getting curious about something.

Take care, be safe.

Please use this, guys, it can really help calm you while being triggered and when you’re in a stressful environment.

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Anonymous asked: right so I am going on a school trip this month and we have to get a four hour ferry and I am so worried that I am going to be sick I have never been travel sick but idk about ferries :c

Hellooo…

I’ve been on a ferry once and it wasn’t all that bad. I know it’s sort of a scary thing anyway, though, and it’s legitimate worry and it’s good to be prepared..

I found this online:

Six tips to avoid sea sickness:

  1. Start the night before by getting a good nights sleep and avoiding alcohol.  That way you’re body will only have to fight off seasickness and not also fatigue.
  2. Be smart about what you eat.  Consume non-greasy foods. Foods high in fiber (like apples or bran muffins) help keep your stomach settled.
  3. About an hour before you get on board, take non-drowsy Dramamine or Bonine pills. (Non-drowsy is key because fatigue can be confused as the onset of sea sickness.)
  4. On board, position yourself on the deck, with the wind blowing in your face. Try to fix your eyes on land or a stationary object.
  5. Drink plenty of water, but not too fast. Drinking water in slow small sips is best.
  6. Try a natural alternative like ginger pills or ginger drops, these help settle your stomach and minimize sea sickness symptoms. There are other homeopathic, over the counter medications such as TripEase, Motion Eaze and On the Move that have no reported side effects and can also be used if you have a headache.

Full site: http://vagabond3.com/6-tips-to-avoid-sea-sickness/

There are also special sea-bands for motion sickness prevention here:

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/sea-band-wristband/ID=prod2662944-product

I hope this helped! Good luck and have a fun trip c:

emetophobia coping techniques

(Reblogged from celloface)

emeto-things:

Key things to remember:

  • You are not “due” to get sick. Sickness does not have a clock.
  • The stomach digests every meal within 2-4 hours.
  • If you feel nauseous and hungry, eat! You’ll feel better.
  • You are all strong warriors! Keep fighting <3
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ifidontjust:

lauraheartstaxes:

Just printed this for my refrigerator. Thanks tumblr, once again you are AWESOME.

OMG. I need to find a place to print this out. Living alone has helped me realize that I don’t know shit about how to prevent mold.

(Source: the-more-u-know)

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