Most of the time I get anxiety when I think about eating.....

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   Posted 4/20/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Just the simple thought of eating triggers me sometimes. I dont get it.. Im also obsessing on maybe being pregnant. I shouldnt worry about it but I do. My period is due within the next couple days and all I can think is omg am I pregnant? I know its ridiculous but I cant help it.I should worry about it atleast for another week once Im late... I think that this obsession could be my eating problem right now as well. I dont want to be pregnant and I think that Im letting myself in to the anxiety and letting my stomch just stay in a knot. Im scared to take a test too.. This just sucks. I know I need to just let myself be and not worry yet but its hard..
So I think that my fear of being pregnant is causing my eating issue. I was fine 2 weeks ago with eating... Then I started the obsession of being pregnant and went to this anxiety to the thought of eating. :( Any advice? I know the only real advice anyone can give is to either get a test or just wait it out until I need to be worried.....

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   Posted 4/20/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   

a self help book on how to stop worrying contains useful advice

sounds like you may have OCD, lots of info about it on the net

what might go wrong with eating, are you worried about not being able to swallow the food?

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   Posted 4/20/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I too at one time was worried about eating and went to 88 lbs .....I had to be fed by tube not good and was not setting a good example for my daughter either..........
I have crohns and sometimes feel like I am going to choke and do once in a while BUT I have learnt now to eat lots of smaller helthier foods during the day
Not eating can also make the anxiety/stress worse IMO.........

If you think you are preggars you should be trying to eat something at leasst like crackers and soup....something light

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   Posted 4/20/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what it's like to absolutely fear eating. It's no fun at ALL. My fear was for different reasons but that horrible feeling of undernourishment must be similar.

I think you gotta take the test. If you are pregnant, then the baby needs food. If you're not, maybe your fears will be assuaged. I know you're thinking "easier said than done" and I know it is, but it's pretty important. I wish you the best. Please come back and let us know how it's going.

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   Posted 4/20/2007 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   


I am Kitt...........I am pretty new here. eyes

I have a tendency to be compulsive so I would have gone out and bought a couple of test kits by if the 1st was neg,  I could recheck in a few days...........but that is me.

I obsess about things too and when I am  proven wrong for worrying about nothing I always promise not to do it again but it is hard.

I empathize with you.

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   Posted 4/22/2007 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for your support. I think I am just worrying too much more because I know that my finances are not in good standing to have a kid or to even afford an abortion at this time.I also think that I am having this obsession because when me and my fiance split up for w while about a month and a half ago, I was seeing someone else so Im freaking because of that.. Fearing that I got pregnant by him.. but at this point if that were the case, I would be well into my second month almost third by now.. Im not feeling pregnant, just freaking out over something that I dont even need to worry about yet. My period usually comes between the 19th and 25th of the month. Considering that I have been super stressed, that could make it late just with that. I need to not worry until next weekend atleast. Even then could just be late for stress.. Im not technically late right now. I just need to learn to stop worrying about it for the time being. next weekend if I havent started, I will take a test. But until then I need to not freak out, its not worth it. I will just drive myself into a panic attack.. a very un-needed one.

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   Posted 4/22/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you have a better handle on things now, so that's good. What about eating? Are you eating any better than you were when you made the initial post?

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   Posted 4/28/2007 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Sooo... I had a total breakdown yesterday. I was freaking out. Mind I was 6 days late on my period.. I called my mom crying so hard I could barely breath and she talked me out of my panic and then talked some sense into me! She told me that there is no reason to be freaking out over it. I was having no symptoms of being pregnant besides the fact of being late. She said the only way I will feel better is to take the test. I was soo scared. But I did it. I was afraid of NOTHING!!!!! I took 2 tests, 1 lastnight and 1 this morning to reassure myself. They were both negative! Im so glad I decided to go up and face my fear. I feel so much better now.. Even if it would have been the other way around, I think I would still feel somewhat better just because I would know what I was dealing with and what I needed to do.
And yes I have my appetite back.. well I did until yesterday then today Ive been a little nauseous but still eating. ^_^

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   Posted 4/28/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm pleased to hear you're doing better.
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   Posted 4/28/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks debaser :)
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