I am exactly the same in that as soon as I am stressed, upset or worried, in even the slightest way – my appetite absolutely disappears. My boyfriend and I broke up a few months ago and I didn’t eat for 5 days straight – I couldn’t even stomach ½ a gingernut biscuit it was that bad. I would literally feel like I was going to throw up at the prospect of food.
I lost so much weight during those 5 days it was dangerous. When we started talking again my appetite gradually returned.
I have always been someone who gets nervous ‘through’ their stomach. When I was younger I used to have panic attacks and feel like I was going to throw up. It was terrifying.
My coping mechanism with those was deep breaths – the last thing you feel like doing when you’re stressed or worried but it really works. Try to find that ‘zen’ place – focus on a candle, take a hot long bath, try to relax your muscles body part by body part – and be conscious of the effect that stress is having on your body physically just as much as mentally. I think being conscious of the stress is always the first step to dealing with it.
I've been on a anti-depressant for the past 6 months for anxiety, and that has helped a lot. I'm a lot more calm and peaceful these days.
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