6 Positives of Having Emetophobia – a Vomit Phobia

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6 Positives of Having Emetophobia – a Vomit Phobia

To be honest there aren’t many good things about having a phobia of vomiting (emetophobia). It consumes my whole life and impacts everything, every day. However…I believe there are some positives to having had the phobia all my life. And today I’m going to share those positives with you. I’ve written a few posts now on emetophobia and what it means to me, as well as what it means for being a mum. It can be super tough. But we muddle through, and on the whole, being a mum has been good for my emetophobia. You can read more about what emetophobia is, what it means being a mum with emet, and how I got through pregnancy.

Peer Pressure

Being emetophobic (emet) means that I never succumbed to peer pressure when I was younger. This means I never got drunk when I was young and I never took drugs. I always had my reason and that was I was scared it would make me sick. I did get mocked for this but I honestly didn’t care.

Dream Teen

I was a dream teenager because of all the above. Preferring to stay home, read and listen to music rather than clubbing and pub-ing it and coming home puking my guts up.


Being emet means that I know when to stop drinking. After I left university, I actually did get into wine and enjoy drinking wine now. I pretty much know my limit and I know when I should stop.

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No to Drugs

Drugs were always a no. I had no idea if they’d make me sick or not. Why on earth would I even try?

The Coat and Bag Lady

Being emet means that you will always have someone to hold your coats and bags if you take me to a theme park. It’s the perfect excuse for not going on rides.

Food Will be Well Cooked

Being emet means that you can be sure any food prepped by myself will be prepped with the highest standards of hygiene. It also means you get excessively over-cooked anything!

Do you have emet? Do you know anyone who has it? It’s a tricky condition and can really wreak havoc on life. There are a few positives though. Every cloud…!

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