Anxiety and increased appetite

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Does any one experience increased appetite with anxiety?  I use to have no appetite when I was sad and anxious in the past but this year the wheels came off.  After loosing a lot of hair my anxiety and appetite started to run away with me.  The hair loss was due to iron anemia and has been resolved but I am still constantly looking for something to eat, thank goodness my obsession with food has almost totally gone, I am on medication for my anxiety but I think a contributing factor may have been the thyroid medicaation I was put prescribed.  It may have increased my obsession/hunger as it increased my metabolism.  Has anyone else had anxiety and an increased appetite, what can we do to stop this?  I long for the days that I had a normal healthy relationship with food, when it did not bother me, when it did not follow me every where I go.  The days when I could just be.

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    Some medications will make us put on weight, especially ADs and possibly thyroid medications. You say your diet is now settling so give it time

    My medications just make me put on the pounds and I am really stuck at this time. 

    All I can suggest is eat little but often and keep of the sausage rolls Lol.

    If you are really knocking there are many different types of diet on the web, See what will suit or talk to your GP, He may refer you to a dietician.

    B.

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