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14 Things You’ll Experience at Uni If You Have Emetophobia

Emetophobia: fear of vomiting.

1. Embracing a vegetarian diet.

The only person you trust to cook meat is probably your mum.

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2. Living off pasta.

You might even mix it up one day with a jacket potato.

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3. Throwing away food as soon as it hits the sell-by date.

It’s wasteful but the thought of eating out-of-date food makes your skin crawl.

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4. Cringing when you spot your flatmates reheating food.

What monster reheats food? Asking for a friend.

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5. Having to mutter a response to “nobody likes being sick though”.

“Nobody likes heights thought.” “Nobody likes small spaces.” “Nobody likes spiders.” Shut up.

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6. Avoiding your flatmates during the dreaded Freshers’ Flu season.

You’ll be too busy worried that you might catch something.

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7. Never drinking too much on a night out.

And sometimes avoiding alcohol altogether.

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8. And being petrified of people being sick on nights out.

Stay away, do not touch.

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9. Carrying anti-bacterial gel in case you have to use a public toilet.

They are the enemy.

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10. And cleaning the kitchen all the time.

At least your flatmates will thank you.

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11. Doing extensive research into a restaurant before eating out there.

You will find that one bad review.

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12. And panicking when you eat somewhere that you haven’t researched.

Your brain will go into overdrive.

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13. Becoming the doctor of your flat.

Your flatmates will look to you for weird remedies when they feel sick.

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14. Getting to know your phobia better.

And coming out so much stronger.

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You can find information and support surrounding Emetophobia here.

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