An odd thing: feeling sick when leaving the house
July 13, 2014 2:08 AM Subscribe
I'm mostly asking out of curiosity to find out what people think: whenever I have to leave home I briefly feel sick to my stomach, as if wanting to puke. But it's definitely not social anxiety.
posted by Pyrogenesis to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So basically I feel nauseous and sick whenever I have to leave home, but only briefly just before leaving. Once I go out everything is ok. Now my first thought would be social anxiety, but that's pretty certainly not it. First, I had such a spell some 15 years ago, and there are none of the ordinary symptoms: sweating, nervous tension, hands shaking, heart pounding. I just feel sick to the stomach. But more importantly, I have no issues with social interaction. I'm a lecturer at a uni, students like me, I have lots of friends, I go out often, it's all good. It also does me no harm, it's never prevented me from going anywhere. I'm just curious because it's so odd, just this one brief spell of nausea right before leaving home. I'm curious whether anyone else has experienced something similar and what the causes could be.