Hey guys, I have been suffering from this problem for a while now, and it has just recently gotten worse since I have become a lot more aware of it. 6 months ago I got very sick one night after a meal (quite late at night I might add) and for about the next couple of days I couldn't eat or sleep. I completely lost my appetite and could only stomach things like biscuits, maybe a piece of fruit, but even bread was too tough. After seeing the doctor I was diagnosed with gastritis and took a ppi to reduce my stomach acids. I appeared to fully recover after that and everything went back to normal. After about a month, I fell back into the very same thing that lasted about a week to which I decided to take things a bit more serious with my treatment. So I went on stronger medication, reduced all acidic foods for about 2 months. After it came back again, I got fed up with the low acid diet and just went back to eating whatever foods I wanted whenever I wanted. The same thing still happens, but I soon began to realise that foods didnt trigger it (I wasnt getting heartburn, or stomach pains after spicy foods, or any of the things that were mostly common to gastritis). I seemed to fall back into this cycle whenever my anxiety flared up for whatever reason it was.
It took a long time to realise that anxiety is a major cause of appetite loss so I am now being treated for it. I would love to know if anyone has come out from the other side of this horrible illness. I for one can't seem to break it, although I am on my way with alot of mindfulness activities, distracting myself, cognitive therapy etc. Thanks guys.