I just found this site, what a great resource! My issues are all anxiety, panic, depression, insomnia related. After reading the post by Hopefulmigrainer, I see a lot listed there that I have personally gone through. I suffer with constant nausea and stomach pain. Years ago, I spent months going from doctor to doctor trying to find out what was wrong. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, I was too sick to go to work. After months and months of intrusive testing, it was determined that I suffer from anxiety/panic. Like your friend, I lost a bunch of weight because I was too sick to eat. It is easy to link that to an eating disorder, but that is exactly what happened to me. I have since been on prescription medication, talk therapy, etc. My issue now is that I recently got married and my husband can't seem to understand why I'm always sick. We argue about it and he says that if I know certain foods make me sick, then I shouldn't eat them. Unfortunately, there are times where everything makes me sick. This has been a difficult situation for me. My husband thinks it is very easy to just "wake up happy and greet the day" or to just "shake it off." He thinks I want to be sick and miserable all the time. Right now I am experimenting (with my doctor of course) with different medications, having just come off Zoloft and onto Cymbalta. The transition has been extremely difficult, and to add to it I am also peri-menopausal, which carries a whole host of it's own symptoms. I will continue to work on myself, but to Hopefulmigrainer, please offer as much comfort and support to your friend during this time. She probably feels like no one understands what she is going through. Whether she does suffer from anxiety or an actuial eating disorder she will need all the love and support she can get. Hang in there and God bless.
*Taz you tagged onto a old post*I made a new post so you will get more responses.