Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Weight loss due to anxiety and stress over health?
I am 21 years old. Always been a solid 115 for a couple years I somehow never went up or down. Couple months ago I decided to change up my diet. This caused stomach pain and weight loss which started to scare me and I thought something was wrong. Went to doctors and he said its nothing. I lost about 10 pounds during that time. Since then I have no weighed myself because I do not want to know and stress out. Pain in stomach got better after I went to the doctor and he told me I was fine. Now fast forward a couple days ago I felt like I was getting sick. I went to doctor and he told me my right thyroid was a bit bigger than the other side so I started to freak out although I have no symptoms. I spent nights researching it and freaking out. 3 days ago I noticed a swollen lymph node on my right side of neck. I started to freak out. I also got a canker sore on my tongue. 2 days ago I woke up with a sore throat and I couldn't even talk. My fever went up at night and I've been taking antibiotics since. I'm better now but my lymph node still there. Idk if it's from stress and because I was sick. I also noticed my weight went down. I haven't weighed myself but I can tell. Is it because of all this stress? Idk I need help I feel like researching on Internet doesn't help.
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
358304 tn?1409713092
Weight fluctuation is VERY common with us with anxiety. :) Do yourself a favor and stay off the scale. I learned this the hard way.

I can lose 5lbs, even when not anxious, in just a couple of days, without even changing my diet.

This causes anxiety... FOR NO REASON. Just make sure you are getting enough calories and nutrients.

Boost drinks always helped when I had little to no appetite. Hope this helps, and I hope you get to feeling better. I know you will. :)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
16426782 tn?1447846958
Yes, its common in anxiety and depression to have weight loss or gain. Some  gains weight due to emotional eating in stress. I suggest you to take proper meals, make sure your diet include complete nutrition, do some exercise daily to stay fit and healthy. Don't measure weight more frequently, only 1 or 2 times in a month.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you for your answers and replies. This made me feel a whole lot better
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
517872 tn?1506854164
Blank
senseanonymous  commented on photo
15 hrs ago
517872 tn?1506854164
Blank
senseanonymous Happy Thanksgiving ❣️ to all Comment
Nov 23
20798885 tn?1511407669
Blank
aimiefarzana joined this community
Welcome them!
Nov 22
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
370181 tn?1428180348
Blank
Arlington, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
Anxiety Community Resources
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
370181 tn?1428180348
Blank
Arlington, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX