After getting sick in January, I have had difficulty eating. Nothing sounds good to me or looks appealing, not hungry. I am fairly small already and have lost 5 pounds in the last month. One week I will do pretty good eating but then the next I don't want to eat and my anxiety kicks in and makes it worse. I wake up several times a night and can't fall back asleep. When I wake up at night, I don't feel anxious but my heart is beating slightly fast and hard. I don't recall any bad dreams. I have been told I am a worry-er but before I got sick, I was doing great! I was exercising, eating healthy and wasn't having any anxiety problems. I've been to the doctor 3 times, blood and stool tests were good. It's been a rough month and just need answers or suggestions on how to kick these worries about eating and just eat! I am going to see my therapist later today in the search for some answers also.
Have you discussed loosing weight with your GP and you are not eating regular, or stopping eating every now and then.
I would advice you discuss above with your GP. Make a list of your fears. You may be asked to attend weigh in,s at the Surgery for a time to keep an eye on you before working out a pathway, if required
In addition to consultation with doctor, following are helpful
1. breathe in relaxed way. breath should be slow, long and done in relaxed way. all muscles should be relaxed and there should not be any restlessness or muscle tension.
2. perform actions ( physical as well as of mind (thinking/analysing etc) calmly, without any hurry and without any fear. do them at pace comfortable. IN CALM MINDFULNESS.
2.any fear? well, principle is that being worried/anxious only makes us weaker. so that way excessive fear only increases the chance of attracting failure. Fear only fear and nothing else. a little anxiety is good because it activates us. Irrespective of outcome, remain fearless. principle of truthfulness and integrity and being contetnt that whatever we earn by honest means gives us mental peace and fearlessness. Lets us not worry about future. let us just decide what action to take and that should be end of thinking. results are not always within our control , so why worry?
I set an alarm 3 times a day to remind myself to eat, I found the lack of eating was making me anxious and the anxiety was causing me not to eat. So I had to break that by eating even when I wasn't hungry or wanted to eat. My girlfriend started food prepping for me so I could eat right away before I got too anxious to make something myself.
I was also ill most of January and it's Feb now and I am just starting to eat normally again after having to force food down me because, like you, I get more anxious when I can't eat. I have been good for the last few years while I was on 20mg of prozac but while I was ill my anxiety came back, it's been really awful. The doctor upped my dose to 40mg just over a week ago and I am just starting to feel better. Your appetite will come back. Are you on any medication for your anxiety, if not, maybe discuss it with your doctor, there is help out there. These feeling won't last forever.
Ok everyone, after a couple of nauseated mornings, I went back to my doc to discuss what else we could try. After telling her the whole story, she and I came to the conclusion that the reason I am waking up a lot at night is the nicotine withdrawal; I quite about 12 days ago. The nausea in the morning may be caused by a backup in my bowels. She suggested taking Miralax for a few days. She also took blood to test my thyroid and I will give them a stool sample to test for H Plyori. I will update when I get those test results and if anything in my symptoms change. If I test positive for H Plyori, has anyone else had this? What worked the best for you in treatment?
I have just recovered from Hpylori. I had triple therapy treatment which consisted of two different antibiotics a day 4 of one and 1 of another different one and also 1 anti acid tablet a day. It does sound a lot of medication but after my 7 day course I tested clear for the bacteria so it would be advisable to take all the medication if you do test positive. Also Hpylori (I have read) can cause anxiety symptoms and depression. I think that was what must have caused mine because I was great until I had that.
Good luck with everything.