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Weight loss and depression

Can weight loss happen due to Depression ?

I was very much anxious of hiv infection due to my stay with hiv infected person. I had tested and found -ve.
my most annoying thing was my weight loss of 1.5 - 2 kg in two weeks.
can this happen due to depression?

and i 've re gained it in 2 weeks time?


I had consulted psychiatrists who attributed all my problem to anxiety and depression?
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It could be depression, or if you're on medication that might be it. Not really sure about anxiety causing weight changes though, I'm now curious.
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Anxiety and depression can cause one to lose weight, but the important thing is that you have gained it back.  If you have been dignosed with anxiety and depression you need to start getting help for this.  Sometimes when depressed we tend to not eat and anxiety can make us not want to eat.  But you need to find out why you are depressed and anxious so that you can deal with it and move on with your life.  Take care..
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I lost 40 Lbs prior to being treated for my depression and anxiety. It's a pretty common result of depression that is well known. Some people have the opposite reaction and gain a lot of weight when they suffer untreated depression.

Just deprends on the person. For me it's the anxiety that supresses appitite, thus resulting in weight loss. No one wants to eat when they are anxious or having symptoms of panic.
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Thanks for your info folks.

Initially when I had the fear of HIV symptoms, I body (felt) was weak and tender. There was some change in skin too.
I m not really sure, after anti-depressent for 2 weeks I started feeling better or is it that infection caused this problem and subsided.

Just to mention, I was eating normally in the period when i lost some weight. Someone said that due increased metabolic rate sue to stress could have casued this weight loss.

Frndz Pl comment.
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Hi

I had a test done on April 10 and May 5. All came Negative.
Now I m almost convinced that i am not infected.

Hope I come out of this and looking forward to a normal life.

Thanks everyone!!! for the support and advice.


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