Zero appetite please help week 8

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i am now on week 8 and started to gain my appetite back but the last week or so everything has gone wrong and put me in a massive backwards spiral , i can see i am losing weight and cant face to look at myself in the mirror , dont want to go out of the house as i fear people will comment that i have lost weight i need some sort of appetite stimulant my doctor wont hand out benzos so thats not an option

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    STill early days - it'll take a month or two more to settle. Try to get some more exercise, which will have a double benefit - firstly it'll improve your mood considerably and it'll increase your appetite and once you start eating normally, you wont be so stressed about losing weight either.

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      done that today forced myself out and walked approx 3 miles for a bit of exersise and to get out of the house but still when i look at food its like looking at a cardboard box

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    I struggled with the same during the first 3-4 weeks but I also believe my anxiety contributed to that, as ive just hit the 8 week mark on 20mg and some new side effects have made me a bit anxious again, which has also brought back on a slight loss of appetite again. I do keep seeing that 8 weeks is still considerably early. I must say though, the weeks following the loss of appetite up to this week, my appetite came back same as before, and I like my food so that was reassuring. I guess this process with these meds is different for all but takes a lot longer than expected. Take good care

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