please help

Postby lightning » Thu May 21, 2015 9:06 am

Er. .
First of all
I just want to say that I am not concerned about my weight. I usually don't loose or gain, and I don't worry about what others think. I also usually eat a lot, since I have a fast metabolism. Why is it, then, that I suddenly stopped eating? It first started as a loss of appetite, but now it's not. It's like I want to eat, but can't. I have to force myself to take a few bites. I feel hungry, but my body is refusing the food. The food is good and everything, but I don't eat it. I CANT eat it.
And my parents have been having fights recently, so I think it may have something to do with that. Or maybe with depression. But either way, it started recently, and I feel like I'm going to faint any moment.
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Postby Ellicox » Thu May 21, 2015 11:05 pm

Take a trip your GP

I wouldn't like to tell you my advice is a soild answer but it seems to me as stress is one of your problem. I would say make a few different meals and take a few bites an hour. Eat high energy foods like apples and bananas so keep them with you a nibble throughout the day.

Drink plenty of water and juices and keep an eye on yourself. Make sure you book an appointment it could be something medical.

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Postby All in the mind » Sun May 24, 2015 3:59 pm

Stress, anxiety and depression can all affect appetite; some people eat to comfort their prolonged negative emotion, others lose their appetite and struggle to eat with chronic states. Adrenaline is blocking your hunger response because you are in 'flight or flight' mode. Your abdomen will be constantly under tension (butterflies). You may well be feeling hypoglycaemic.

You say that your parents are fighting which justifies your stress and insecurity. There may be other issues that you are dealing with too.

Speak to your parents about how their fighting is affecting your feelings. If they don't respond, speak to your doctor. Eat something if you can.

Attempting to relax amongst the chaos that surrounds you will be a challenge. Try some breathing techniques to help with your physical tension: http://www.clinicalhypnotherapy-cardiff ... echniques/
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