I'm seriously driving myself crazy. Last friday, my aunt, uncle, and three cousins came down with a violent 24 hour stomach virus. They came over for Christmas Eve dinner at my grandmother's house and I KNEW they were going to get everybody sick. Nobody listened to me. I stayed away as much as I could and advised my family to do the same..they really didn't listen to me. So come Christmas morning, my other three cousins that were there had gotten the virus. My grandparents went over to my aunt and uncles house for Christmas dinner and come this morning, THEY were sick. I'm thinking we're all in the clear but it's bothering me so much that I'm getting huge cystic acne nodules all over my chin. I can't stop thinking about it, and every time I do, my heart starts to race and I get panicky. I think it's because my birthday is the 29th of this month and EVERY Christmas I pick something up from my family at Christmas Eve dinner. My birthday is almost always spent sick in bed and I'm just so frustrated. This is the first year in a long time that I'm not sick and I have a great dinner planned the night of my birthday. I want to stay well. It seems like this virus takes hold very quickly---within hours most likely. So if I'm not sick now I don't think I will be. Nobody in my family has come down with it either. I'm just driving myself crazy. My blood pressure must be through the roof. Any tips on how to keep myself sane and stop being such a germaphobe? I also have a fear of throwing up (haven't since I was 10. I'm 22 now), so I think that kind of contributes to my fears as well.