I've got an immense fear of being sick, I've had it for as long as I can remember but it's recently started to get worse (smelling everything to check if it's gone off, checking dates and not eating anything if it's gone by even a day, never drinking, never eating to the point that I get stuffed etc) My OH's mum works at a health clinic as an Acupuncturist and she recommended me to a lady who does hypnotherapy. This was about 4/5 months ago and I was extremely skeptical but seeing as things have got worse I've taken the plunge and made myself an appointment for Thursday. Even if it retains it slightly I'll be happy, I'm just at breaking point by letting this irrational fear take over my life. Has anyone tried hypnotherapy for a fear? What exactly happened and did you get any relief?