posted by Anonymous on 01 August, 2020
i don’t know why, but i stress vomit. whenever i get really stressed or a flashback, i always throw up and pull my hair. it’s awful but i’m not sure how to stop. my friends are getting worried and i’m not sure what i should tell them.
i’ve actually dealt with the same thing! anxiety can make you feel so sick to your stomach where you throw up. try looking for ways to cope with your stress!
that sounds like a very normal response to stress, very sucky to experience and it can definitely make others uncomfortable when they don't know what is going on, but you can just be honest and say "i know you guys are worried but its just my response to stress". and bing badda boom they have an answer and they'll probably be more supportive and understanding. like another commenter i think you should focus on coping with stress but also know the beginning signs in your body when you start to get stressed. most people will feel a tightness in their chest, thats generally a very common first response to stress/anxiety and depending on you it could be triggered by environmental factors, past experiences that play in your head, a nagging worry of a scenario that hasnt happened, a sudden urgent feeling of doom etc etc. i suggest getting a notebook and writing down the physical responses you'll have before you throw up and pull your hair. that way you can start identifying when you're too stressed and you can ease yourself before it gets to the stages of throwing up and pulling your hair. you might be asking, how do i stop myself from getting to that point? thats a brilliant question and one that would take a lot of effort in finding what works best for you. it could mean breathing exercises to help calm you, leaving the area that is stressing you out and finding an alternative so you don't pull your hair (like ripping paper, drawing how you feel, etc)