I came across this site by chance and it seems very useful and informative.
I am a 25 year old male who love's socialising, sports and doing the regular things people do such as partying. But i have one big problem! I can't eat in public. This might sound very strange for someone who likes socialising, but i never socialise in restaurants or cafe's.
I basically can not eat indoors or amongst people because i then feel like puking or sometimes just uneasy, along with this the thought that people can see this strange behaviour in me while eating which i ain't sure if they can or wether it's just my crazy thinking.
What happens is that the food i swallow causes a big burp to develop but i have difficulties releasing this burp and it feels im going to explode if i swallow anything else becasue more burps are stored in my stomach which promts me to leave the table with my plate hardly finished. What is strange is that it get's worse when there's women around. I know it sounds crazy but please i am perfectly honest.
This has has been going on for nearly 1 and a half years and it's having a major impact on my life, finanance and friendship. I just wan't to be normal again and enjoy my meal and relax but i freak out.
I have heard there's hypnosis but i think it's very expensive and i am not well off. Is this called Nausea, my condition? If so can i be cured with pills or do i need to go to an expert and have chat sessions. Honestly anything will do, i just wan't to get on with my life.
I appreciate your responses.