Stomach problems with anxiety

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i I,m in the middle of an anxiety crisis because of health anxiety and been to hospital for heart tests. All seems to be well, thank goodness but for last few weeks I've completely lost my appetite and feel nauseous all the time though never vomit. This is causing me lots more anxiety because I am losing weight and I equate that with severe illness. Can anyone please reassure me? Thanks. 

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    Loss of appetite and nausea are definitely symptoms of anxiety. You get that nervous feeling in your stomach because you're so weirded about something, that's why you get nauseous and the nausea makes you loose your appetite. I've been through this many times and I suffer from health anxiety. I was able to replace meals with shakes and that helped a lot. I soon began to miss food and little by little I got my appetite back. You should try out some shakes!
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      I'm the same too! I'm lactose and dairy isn't good on my stomach. I'd make my own shakes. I would make a banana and peanut butter protein shake every morning. Real bananas and and protein shake with peanut butter flavor. The milk I used was lactose free so it didn't get me sick. Make yours with lactose free milk
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    Lana is right, thats exactly how my anxiety started this time round too. Its not fun for sure and yes the weight loss is scarey! I lost 12 lb in 2 weeks. Started on shake meal replacements till my appetite came back. It took a few weeks of forcing myself to eat small meals or drinking shakes. Give yourself time and make sure to get some nutrients! Xx
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    Hi elizabeth, I can tell you that i,m feeling exactly the same if that helps, no appetite and feel nauseous due to anxiety, but like your self worry it,s due to something else..It,s a nightmare this health anxiety..Hope things get better for us..x
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      Thanks for reply Julia how do you manage it? I'm cracking up all day every day thinking about what to eat! I just don't want to but I'm on the scales 20 times a day so that's causing more anxiety! It's the pits eh? 

       

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      Hi, I started drinking slimfast, quite enjoyed them, and complan meal replacements, thats all i could manage, and maybe a banana, it,s a real effort trying to eat with no appetite.. Also try soup..And yes it,s sooo horrible living like this..x
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