IBS and losing weight?

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anyone ever lose weight during a IBS flare up or is it just me? or can it be depression or anxiety thats causing it? i have no apetite but i still force myself to eat, i find anytime i have a flare up i lose weight.

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    Yes, me. Half the time I don't feel like eating the other half i'm afraid to eat. Anxiety plays a roll but if I felt good I would be able to eat.

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      it freaked me out my doctor seen me and said i did not look healthy , am losing too much weight too fast, honestly when she seen me i was in a flare up stage, so i did lose weight and the funny thing its been 2 months since the scale move for me but when i feel good like you said i eat. am honestly freaked out though, she wants to run blood test from head to toe for me, it make me think something is really wrong with me.

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      I also thought that since i'm in a flare up, I'm trying to eat the FODMAP foods, which many I don't even care for. If I could eat my bad foods I wouldn't have lost as much weight but they affect the flare up!!

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      exactly my issues too, i dont care for most the foods on there either i only picked the ones i like and stick to it but when i do slip up i pay the price and even my period made everything else worst

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      tell me about it, its like i like losing the weight cause am abit overweight but feeling unwell isnt making anything better

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    I too do not feel like eating and am frightened eating will make me worse which causes more Anxiety and makes things even worse.

    However, I do not lose weight and my tummy is always bloated.

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    It's likely to be a combination of things: not eating/eating less, anxiety, bouts of diarrhoea causing food not be be absorbed properly, food not digesting well and being left behind in stools

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