Your chances of having diabetes diminish drastically as you lose weight,,,in fact weight loss is actually a cure for diabetes. Yes this could all be anxiety and probably is. Here's why I think that. In order to be 324 lbs. you have had to be an emotional eater...eating for emotional hunger rather than physical hunger. That became a protective mechanism for you. You are wise to try to give it up, but when you do, the anxiety you have been suppressing comes up to be dealt with in a healthier way. I strongly enocurage you to look at www.masteringfood.com. that is where we help you break the addicition to food by getting insight into your emotional hunger and psychological defenses so you can master both your weight and your mind at the same time.
its anxiety.. just deep breaths and relax..congrats on the weight loss so far..that should be your motivation that your taking good steps to get healthy
Yes, congrats on the weight loss. If you want to keep losing weight, I would try and stay away from medication and try natural methods of diminishing anxiety. Breathing and relaxation techniques would help the best. From experience with SSRI's such as Zoloft and Lexapro they both made me gain 20+lbs of weight. When I went off of them I lost all the weight. A lot of doctors are stating it slows your metabolism (so I Read). I'm not a professional I just know from recent experience that I faced.
Man your living my life.My anxiety/panic is just as you have posted.I have been going with this for about 6yrs.My doctor has me on xanax and last week he gave me prozac to try.This anxiety is a heard habit to kick but I hope we all can find away out. Hang in there get your doctor to work with you to get a handle on it as early as you can.I wish I would have found the Doctor I have now sooner befor it got so inbeded.Good luck and hang in there
I just felt compelled to reply to your story cause it is almost exactly what i went through. I was really sick for about 9 months and the doctors had me on paxil and ativan for about 2 but they only made me worse. I was in the emergency room 6 times in 2 months and was seeing 2 doctors a week for about 6 months. I was having all the symptoms your having, I also had a lot of nausea and vomiting and chest pains. I am totally against drugs now and I dont take anything, not even tylenol. I started getting myself better the natural way by getting the fearful negative thoughts out of my head and replacing them with positive thoughts, although that was very hard at first and I didnt think it would work. after a few months of doing that I started noticing a change. I also started eating really healthy and doing yoga, mediating, taking some herbs occasionally and doing things i enjoy. one of the things I realized was that I had become extremely fearful and weak. It takes a while to rewire your brain but its definetly possible. Now when i start to have symptoms I just do deep breathing and remember that its only the adrenaline flowing through my body and that I can control the symptoms and they go away. I notice that if im doing something I enjoy like taking classes that I like or spending time with friends and family I dont have symptoms. It took a long time to get to where you are and its going to take a while to get out, but you just have to be strong and try to be happy and most importantly remember thats its your fear thats causing your anxiety and you can get it under control
anxiety yes well i know it now. I actually feel like i am a 100 years old i have thankfully found out that this anxiety i am feeling is i would say zoloft. About 30lb later i have just got it together to do a to do list. Self talk, self talk all will be well i am concerned that i will never be the same. i should never have gone on zoloft in the first place. relationship problem and i thought it was an easy way out to cope in the moment. what i did not realise was that i was sinking further and further from everything. i plan less and do just what i can otherwise i have three million plans in my head enough..... Oh yes and the pain i have now is extreme is it anxiety,pain,tiredness,going from size 8 to 14 in a few months, is it the sweats,dry mouth, lack of sexual desire hmm i wonder what is making me anxious. i am 38 was fit and healthy but crashed a little with an end to a relationship.