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Anxiety causing weight loss

Hello, I'm new here. My anxiety/depression flared up about 3 months ago - changed job and felt overwhelmed which triggered panic attacks - trying to manage house, work, kids, life and don't know how/when it's going to get better. I'm married with 2 sons (9 & 6 yrs). Just feel like I'm going through motions with lack of purpose/direction, everything feels hard to do and I can't think straight or make a simple decision. It's so debilitating. I've lost weight and I can't afford to lose any weight. Most people I've spoken to say that they put weight on from comfort eating, so hoping I'm not the only one that loses weight because my stomach churns and don't feel like eating. Anyone else feel like this?

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Yes I’ve lost weight just over a stone and a half in three months since my anxiety came back really bad and couldn’t eat cause I felt sick or couldn’t swallow. Getting better at being able to eat but not like I used to and my stomach still plays up and gargles and feels bloated and gassy afterwards and still haven’t put any weight back on yet.

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Thank you. Reassuring to know I'm not the only one that this happens to. I'm getting better at eating too but still feels a way to go before back on track. Just feels like a never ending battle. Take care.

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Hi don't worry about the weight loss you will put it back on once your anxiety gets better.I couldn't eat when my anxiety was bad and worried about it.

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Thanks. I know it will improve once I get my anxiety under control. It has before and will again. I just get frustrated with myself for letting the anxiety get on top of me and ending up like this which doesn't help I know. Just a vicious circle. Take care.

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