Does anyone else find it hard to eat when you are bad with anxiety? I have found lately I don't want to eat and I feel full but then I'm starving. I get nauseous too. Is this normal?
Eating and anxiety: Does anyone else find it... - Anxiety Support
I wouldn't say its normal, but your definitely not alone. I had that not too long ago, I found myself forcing food down my throat to keep from starving, sometimes it still happens. I started lexapro 2.5 mg, been on it for about 2 weeks and my appetite is back but anxiety still lingers. I know it is a very hard symptom to deal with and I wish you best of luck in finding a solution. You have to eat in order to stay alive. Try eating maybe 5 small meals a day with snacks in between if your underweight, if normal weight, you can probably just snack around, eating whenever you can. Just don't worry so much, it makes the symptom a lot worse, take it easy
Seems like every day of my life! Then the starving causes me to eat bad stuff or too much stuff and my stomach reacts poorly. It’s serious. Sometimes I feel the GI system is one of the systems most affected by anxiety just few people discuss those issues as much. It’s horrible. Irritable bowel, condtipation and diarrhea. Nausea is discussed frequently. That can be anxiety or not eating properly especially but not limited to taking meds. Storing of my life! My GI system could write a book. “The anxious bowel” It’s my normal. My bowels are as bipolar as I am. Nausea is 24/7. I keep peppermints beside my bed and chair. For some reason they help me. You can get sugar free ones. I’m fat and can’t afford it so I get the 1.00 ones at the dollar store. Eating healthy, all natural and no red meat is the best for me. I don’t do it but have and it helps. Mirilax too. It adds water to keep you from being dry allow things to work smoothly in your GI system. Again, I don’t but have. If I died today my chalk outline would be a circle. I suffer daily. One day I’ll learn. Maybe. I’m also poor though.
Your not alone. Our anxiety and our digestive systems are linked together. Our gut has a lot of nerves. When our anxiety is at a very high level, our digestion slows down and causes all these bad physical sensation/symptoms. Can I suggest to find coping skills to deal with your anxiety, to bring down your level of anxiety and your stomach issues should slowly subside. For now try to healthy foods foods that your stomach can break down easy, chew your food, eat very small meals through out the day, It’s sometimes can be hard but be patient. Take care.