I have lost roughly 25 pounds since July 16th. I'm 42. I know the date because I went to the ER that day. I have not been doing anything to lose weight purposely, but I had been eating what I considered only a "little" less, and I was having severe anxiety over heart fears that ended up with me getting a heart catheterization angiogram after a trip to the ER on Aug. 11, but everything came back clear with my heart. I haven't lost any more in the past week. My weight is basically the same now for 7 days. So hopefully that proves its anxiety. Because I am now eating more, or should I say normally. I also feel much better physically. I'm thinking if it truly were cancer or something, that I wouldn't be feeling better all of a sudden since I went on Xanax XR. But I still always have doubt. I am just severely cancer phobic. My regular doc tries to tell me she is not at all concerned about the weight loss and has seen it many times. People all say I look better too. But it such a mystery and I find it SO hard to believe that anxiety could really lead to this much weight loss!! I am also starting out as a much heavier person, 6'1", 363 dropped to 338....former football lineman. But I look at it like "Why would it be so easy for me to drop the weight now, when I couldn't easily drop the weight any other time?" Its a constant worry. I'm happy to be getting rid of the weight, but I want it to be for a good reason!!! My mind is so F'd. I want to lose weight to be healthier and live longer....I don't want to lose weight because of some horrible fatal disease!!! I had been exercising hard in the past year to lose weight and now have lost over 80 pounds in that year, but I had stopped the workout/cardio program in may because of a knee injury. My weight stopped dropping, as expected, until this episode.
(I should add I had an abdominal CT on the July 16th ER trip, and it came back clear of any lesions anywhere....pancreas, liver, gall bladder, kidneys, etc......of course, that doesn't rule out stomach or colon, though it said they looked "normal"......its so exhausting to think like this)