Maybe someone can help me out. Often, when I close my eyes at night, I feel as though my throat is closing, or like I'm going to gag or throw up, and I lose lots of sleep because of it. Or, as soon as I'm about to fall asleep, I get that same feeling in my throat. Like instead of a falling dream to wake me up it's like I'm about to throw up so I'm jolted awake. I am an emetophobic, so even the idea of throwing up to me is like being inside a suitcase to a claustrophobic person. The most frustrating part of all this is that I never actually get sick. I've also been struggling with feeling like I'm going to throw up in the car, which has been happening to me for about 12 years, but just recently it started getting unbearable, and it throws me into a panic, which just makes the feeling worse. Again, I've never actually thrown up. If anyone knows what I'm talking about or has experienced this before, is there a way to get over it? I try telling myself that nothing bad is going to happen but it doesn't seem to help. I have taken Xanax during these situations before and it helps a lot, so obviously it's just anxiety. However, I don't want to rely on Xanax every time, because it can happen as often as three times a day, and I have a tendency to like things that relax me a little too much.