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What do you do if you're sick in public?

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    (Original post by TeddyBear86)
    It depends if the situation is serious or not if its due to dodgy food then stay at home

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    OP has said already that's not what they're talking about. This is about being caught short in a public place with a serious illness, not throwing up once or twice at home.

    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have a terrible vomiting phobia and last night I had an awful thought: what if I got sick far away from home with no way to get home without using public transport? What if no one was willing to help me? I'd be far too embarrassed to use public transport if I was really ill, since it wouldn't be nice at all for the other people there, and I obviously wouldn't be able to walk all the way home.

    Would it be acceptable to go to hospital in this case? Just somewhere where I can go to deal with the illness before I'm well enough to travel home? I'm attempted to tackle my phobia by thinking about what I would actually DO if these terrible scenarios occurred rather than just worrying about them happening in the first place.

    Would also help if people could reassure me that I'm being ridiculous, I need to be told how unlikely this is. Especially since I'm not pregnant and I don't drink.
    I have quite bad emetophobia. I've had a number of treatments including medication and therapy. EMDR is a type of therapy that can be helpful with phobias - maybe have a look at that?

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