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Emetophobia- Anxiety of Throwing Up

I have severe anxiety of throwing up and ive had it for as long as i can remember. As i age, however, it gets a lot worse.  Ive missed a lot of school, my grades are dropping, and my panic attacks and the stress and anger of it all has made me develope depression too. I recently started Lexapro but its not very helpful. Has anyone been successfully treated? Are there any medications without all the bad side effects and risks?
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I don't know how long you've been on Lexapro but it takes 4-6 weeks to feel the full effects of it.  We are respond differently to these types of medications, so what works well for one, may not for another.  I take Lexapro and have for several years with excellent results and no side effects. Your body goes thru an adjustment period when you first start taking this type of medication, if it becomes too bothersome call your doctor, or if after 6 weeks you don't get any relief, call your doctor.  Often it is trial and error with these medications and finding out which one works best for us.  Hope it works for you and take care!
370181 tn?1595629445
You have a great deal going on for someone so young. An intense fear of throwing up, missing school, your grades slipping, panic attacks, anger, stress and depression. The Lexapro will help with some of that, but I believe you have a great deal of emotional baggage that a therapist trained to deal with young people could help you with very successfully. The pills will help you feel better, but they won't fix your problem. And your problem IS fixable.
Please discuss therapy with your parents or another trusted adult.
I wish Peace
Greenlydia
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