Hi everyone, I am new here! Glad I found you.
I was diagnosed with GAD about 10 years ago. A long time sufferer of anxiety and panic attacks. I went through therapy and I seemed to have gone inte "remission" for many years, until about 9 months ago. I went through an unexpected breakup of a relationship and dealing with other career losses and began having the panic again. Seems as though now, I have low level depression and the panic attacks have subsided but have turned into just a general overal "anxious" feel all day....along with it LOSS of appetite! The loss of appetite now has me soooo worried that I feel like this is adding to the anxiety. It is a cycle.
The doctor assured me that he does not believe there is anything physically wrong with me aside from my brain chemistry. I have been on Celexa (generic form) for 13 days now along with some Ativan to help me sleep.
But I have to say that the appetite is the most worrisome thing for me because I LOVE food and I just cannot seem to feel an appetite. I eat when I can and am able to eat mild things like yogurt, fruit, pretzels, protein shakes and sometimes toast. Other things gag me.
Has anyone else had this and please tell me it goes away.... I am so worried and scared!!!