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weight loss with anxiety

so i have had anxiety for a long time and havent been on any meds in prob a year and i have lost alot of wieght prob close to 50 lbs in a 6 to 8 month spand would anxiety and stress cause this much weight loss ?
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1699033 tn?1514116733
Absolutely.  I lost 12 pounds in 3 weeks.  Have you had off the hook anxiety for the last 6 to 8 months?  For me everything tasted like cardboard and I had no desire to eat.  If that is the case for you, it isn't healthy to be in this state of anxiety so you may want to consider talking to your doctor again.  
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i was on zoloft for years and then just stopped taking it so about 8 months later i tried to take another one i had shakes like crazy and couldnt sleep so it freaked me out and i never started it again but dr told me it may have been too strong of dose to start out on
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Your Dr was probably right. Can you say what med and what dose you were on? You could always try a much lower dose to see if that helps.
Yes, you can lose weight when you have anxiety. Many of us feel too anxious to eat.
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i was on zoloft when i took it for a long time i was at 100mg then after i stoped taking it for like 6 months i tried to take 50 mg and it jus gave me shakes and wasnt able to sleep and a killer headache
3923358 tn?1358555814
Yup I've lost 25 pounds and I'm only 13!
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