The Prozac might or might not help, but it will take 4-6 weeks to know, so don't be impatient. You don't say your age, but since you mentioned your Mom I'm assuming you're fairly young. Here's the thing -- what you say you're not eating is just as well you're not eating it. You don't mention but one time you tried to eat something that was actually good for you. So here's the thing. You're nervous about a new job -- common problem, not necessarily an anxiety problem. But you apparently do suffer from obsessive anxious thinking and have for awhile now to the extent you decided to seek medication, but you don't say if you ever tried to solve this problem in therapy. Again, it seems you're fairly young still. Also, being scared because you swallowed something -- the gum -- that isn't supposed to be swallowed isn't anxiety and panic, that's a normal reaction. You were scared. The issue for you is why you're getting so riled up about this stuff it's affecting your life so much. Therapy might have an answer to this for you, and might also teach you how to change the way you think about things. Doing his when you're still young is the time to do it, because it gets a lot harder when you've had the problem well into middle age, which is what a lot of people end up doing. The relaxation you're feeling after taking the Prozac is a placebo effect, something you very well can get from all sorts of things. I'm only mentioning this because we don't know how old you are but again you sound like you're fairly young and I'm just wondering if your life has gotten to the point and you're at an age where medication is a good way to go on this. As for the eating, you say you're female in your profile; assuming that's true, this is something young women get a lot more than men, so is it possible it's a body issue? You say you're thin and have no desire to lose weight, but are you thin because even in the best of times you don't eat enough? Have no idea if this is part of it. If this is indeed just new job anxiety, once you're used to the job it will be gone. You'll still be on medication, however. You see where I'm going here. But if this is your life all the time, that's a different story. If you're avoiding a lot of things because of anxiety that's a different story. Here's one practical suggestion not on how to fix your anxiety, I think you need a psychologist to help you with that and to learn some relaxation techniques to tide you over, but this is about the not eating part. Fried chicken and pizza and sweets aren't the stuff of food, they're the stuff of fun things to eat sometimes. Maybe if you buy some real food and work to prepare it you will find an urge to see how it turned out and want to try it. You might eat. Those of us who suffer from illnesses, including mental ones, benefit from eating healthy food, and I just see it as one little way you might fight this thing. It won't fix your problem, that will take time, but it might start you on the way to fixing at least the eating part.