Phobias Articles

Letter To A Panicker Whose World Is Quickly Shrinking

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Even the tiniest baby steps can keep that dreaded circle of safety from closing in on you.


Withdrawing From Celexa: Yeah, Um, That Didn’t Really Work

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

That’s where I gave up. If I couldn’t even check the mail without Xanax, I couldn’t survive day-to-day life with a fetus swimming around in my uterus. Would it drown in my adrenaline?


Why Order Your Fears Into A Hierarchy?

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Elementary school math: you start with the basics, and only challenge yourself further once you’ve mastered a level. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Why should approaching anxiety and phobias be any different?


How Anxiety Drove Me To (Not) Drink

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Alcohol makes me nauseous. Nausea makes me panicky. Am I simply making a logical choice, or am I making an emotional one?


More Nausea Remedies From My Bag Of Tricks

Monday, June 17th, 2013

I’m dumping out my “nausea bag” for the world. Here are six more of my remedies for anxiety-related nausea.


How Can I Treat Anxiety-Related Nausea?

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

We collapsed the camping tent and, immediately, my symbolic safe space had been rolled up into a bag. Enter the nausea.


Emetophobia: The Ugly Fear Of Nausea And Vomiting

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

I’m deathly afraid of the stomach virus to the point where I have a legitimate phobia of throwing up. Believe it or not, this fear is incredibly common, and it has a name: emetophobia.


#WinWednesday: Surviving the Anxiety of “The Wait”

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

The mall wasn’t open yet and the door was still locked. Laughing, I realized that I’d never had this problem before. I’m never early for anything.


Tales From The Anxiety Med-Go-Round: Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

“If you don’t like Celexa, you don’t have to continue taking it,” my doctor said. Yeah, I thought. I’ve heard that story before.


Tales From The Anxiety Med-Go-Round: The Buspar Brain Zaps

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

“I think you’d feel much better if you tried some medication other than Xanax,” he said. His concern was genuine. “Instead of treating your panic as it happens, we should try to prevent it.”


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