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I struggled with health anxiety for years. Took meds to stay on top of it and then weaned off when I got pregnant with my son 5 years ago and never seemed to need them again after that. Mostly because every time I would get freaked out over something, it would eventually pass and I'd recover. Or it was simple to rule out the worst case scenario. I haven't needed meds in any way.
But 2 weeks ago I came home from a short weekend trip and felt like my stomach was in knots. It progressed to not being able to eat without feeling sick and the anxiety came on like a beast! I have been to the dr had a CT, bloodwork, abdominal ultrasound, and endoscopy trying to get to the bottom of it. My stomach constantly feels like it's in knots. Feels like it's STARVING, but when I begin to eat I feel full after a few bites and have to force myself to eat more. My appetite is just NOWHERE near where it was just 3 weeks ago! My dr is at a loss as to what to do but continues to order tests which is getting costly, and I am beginning to wonder if it's all anxiety.
1. Have you experienced similar symptoms with anxiety?
2. Did meds help?
I'm so hesitant to try meds because they just kept me from being able to truly enjoy sex with my husband and I HATE to go back to that. But at the same time...this anxiety over my appetite is keeping me from thinking about sex with him anyway.
Just don't know which direction to go. More testing or just take anti depressant meds for anxiety and knock the edge off of it
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