Hi, I am not good at coping with stress, and while before this has just meant that I'm close to tears/overwhelmed/anti-social during revision, this time it seems to be worse. I have IBS that is worse when I'm stressed anyway, plus a lower appetite but I haven't even been eating necessarily when I'm hungry... There seems to be this part of me that isn't allowing me to eat. So I've started skipping at least one meal a day where I can and I've also started calorie counting. I always used to be the girl who ate the most cake and now I feel that I ate too much yesterday at about 1200 calories.
I've no idea if I've lost weight or not as I don't have scales with me at uni and I don't really have that bad body issues... I know that I'm naturally slim. But I'm scared that if I go to the Doctors they'll just tell me that there's not much wrong with me... I don't think I'm underweight (my BMI has been around 18-19 for the last year or so) and this has only affected me for about 4 weeks... And I don't know if maybe the problem will sort itself out after exams anyway.
I've spent my whole life avoiding dieting because I know I have the low self-esteem/perfectionist brain that is at risk from an ED, but it seems to have suddenly taken over.
Thank you for reading!