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Offline RYN079

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loss of appetite
« on: July 04, 2014, 06:52:19 AM »
Hi,

I had quite a rough month, but last week has been ok.  I have lost my appetite and I am wondering if it is due to illness which hasn't been diagnosed yet.  I have also lost about 1kg in weight.  What do you think?

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Re: loss of appetite
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 07:39:16 AM »
Weight  loss is common with things like stress, anxiety and depression, because for a lot of people it kills their appetite.  (Wish I was one of those people; it just makes me eat more!)
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Re: loss of appetite
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 11:41:06 AM »
Yes this is common with stress/anxiety. I have experienced this myself. I have gone an entire day or 2 without eating simply because I had no appetite! Just try to relax and realise this is a common symptom with anxiety!
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Re: loss of appetite
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 12:58:42 PM »
When I eat it is because I know I have to and not because I am hungry.  Also I wasn't anxious this last week, and I an so afraid I could have C.  I am most worried of pancreatic.  Today I also felt nausea whilst eating.  I am so lost!
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Re: loss of appetite
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014, 01:18:04 PM »
Just because you were not anxious doesn't mean your body has left its anxious state. It takes weeks of calm for your body to return to a nonreactive state. I have a feeling you are like me and like to use "Dr. Google". If you do Google STOP NOW. Googling willl just make your anxiety worse!
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Re: loss of appetite
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2014, 01:38:05 PM »
When my anxiety started back in October I lost over half a stone, which I think is about 3kg. I wasn't eating properly and I was anxious beyond belief 24/7. I love food and normally eat a really good healthy diet and lots of it but as soon as my worry began, I was never hungry which is how I knew I wasn't 'me'!!

Anxiety has so many different symptoms and loss of appetite is a major one. Don't let yourself look into this too much and assume an illness must be causing it as you'll worry more and lose more weight! TRY and relax.. I know it's hard... impossible at times! My appetite came back luckily as I was looking  bit bony!
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Re: loss of appetite
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2014, 03:15:43 PM »
RYN079, loss of appetite is a common symptom of anxiety, mine can last for months... I am getting better and getting my appetite back slowly after getting on Veneflaxine. I eat also not because I enjoy it but because I know I have to for my survival. I almost feel like I'm killing a cat when I eat when I have anxiety, like it's illegal... I get it a lot... The stress of not being with my purring friend and avocado tree makes me anxious and loose my appetite, it's a common symptom of anxiety and stress in general.
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Hypochondria is like a shadow, always there. I used to do so much fun stuff without my anxiety and now I do so little with it :(

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Re: loss of appetite
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2014, 03:49:32 PM »
I too am suffering from loss of appetite.

I normally am a glutton, but by HA might bed causing this.  You're not alone.  Hang in there!
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Re: loss of appetite
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2014, 06:52:26 PM »
I drink peppermint tea and it makes my appetite come back each and every time, maybe you should try it if you like tea or the plant.  :yes:
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Hypochondria is like a shadow, always there. I used to do so much fun stuff without my anxiety and now I do so little with it :(

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Re: loss of appetite
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2014, 12:21:44 AM »
Thanks for all of your replies. Much appreciated. Will see how it goes.
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