Yes, many of us that have anxiety have problems eating. Have you tried protein shakes or anything like that? You really need to get some nutrition in your body.
Are you getting any kind of treatment for your anxiety? Counseling and or meds?
This also happens to me. I went to the doctor for it and they suggested I might have high stomach acid (from stress or acid reflex). I had never had heartburn or anything before ( my brother has it so I thought I knew the symptoms) but I agreed to take the medicine they gave me (basically an uber antiacid). IT DID WORK. However, there were other side effects FOR ME that make this a difficult medication to take. For example: 30 mins before I take the pill I get light headed, if I don't eat 20 mins after I take the pill my old symptoms of nausea and discomfort return immediately, and if I ever took the pill late(even just a few minutes) I would get heartburn. These side effects aren't so bad but my work schedule makes it IMPOSSIBLE for me to be this exact with my meals and the result was me feeling just as bad or worse 5/7 days in the week. I would bring up the idea of the acid reflex with your Dr. Like I said, it did work, it just didn't work right for my lifestyle. It's definitely worth it to try though.
Oh yes! Those Carnation Breakfast Essentials are wonderful! My doctor also suggested those to replace a meal and hopefully gain weight back.
I have exactly the same problem :( food just isn't appetising to me when I am having anxiety symptoms and even if I try to eat I can't :( I just can't do it and j don't feel Hungry... Meal times gives me anxiety also :( I had a baby a year ago and I'm smaller than what I used to be before I fell pregnant...my mum has even been asked by family friends if I suffer anorexia! I don't think I'm fat I just can't eat or don't feel like it... It makes me feel really sick if I try forcing myself....
Was that antacid prescription by chance Ranitidine?? Bc that's what I was presided and it did work but if I missed a dosage and or meal I was out of commission from the side effects. Then I got off it and it was horrible,
I suffered with this problem for years due to anxiety. Thanks to a gastrointestinal doctor he prescribed amytriptilline for me. It is an older antidepressant but worked wonderfully for me. Its not for everyone but the side effects were increased appetite and decreased my anxiety. I also had weight gain which i appreciated since i was too thin. Hope this helps someone!
I know this question is years old, but I thought you might like to know that I contacted my GI doctor about similar symptoms having no appetite, and when I do eat I have maybe a few bites and I'm already feeling full or immediately start feeling sick. When I talk it over with my GI doctor about it, she felt it was something called "functional dyspepsia" which a stomach disorder where the muscles in the stomach aren't pumping food through the digestive tract properly.
She suggested I try something called "FD Guard". I'm only my second day in, but it has been somewhat helpful. I wouldn't say it's a complete turnaround, but any improvement is welcome. I have read that any substantial benefit comes about when the FDGuard is consistently taken for about a month or so. If symptoms don't improve, then your GI doctor will have to reevaluate what treatment options are available. The thing I want to avoid is a feeding tube. I don't know about anyone else here, but I have a severe gag reflex, and having said feeding tube would be horrible.
So, just something to think about.
im am 21 and i was put on 20mg of fluoxetine about a a year ago for my depression and anxiety. i took it for a about two-three months and it helped but not well enough. i started taking 40mg since then its been about 8 months and it has helped my depression but my anxiety levels have gone up, i will take a 20mg in the middle of the day when its almost to attack, it helped but now it doesn't my depression and anxiety has doubled, i will have a weird felling of being hungry but not. when i do it its only a small amount and i get sick and always vomiting acid from my tummy. and the throwing up acid has been happening for years. i have zanix for my panic and anxiety attacks only, due to making sure i dont get addicted to it. the other day i got anxiety to the max and was throwing up acid and couldn't move my mom had me take a zanix to get me to stop throwing up and it helped. now after a couple days the fluoxetine seems to totally stop helping and my anxiety go even higher.