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Re: Winning the Battle one day at a time goldenslumbers

Posted by JenStar on August 28, 2005, at 11:30:19

In reply to Re: Winning the Battle one day at a time, posted by goldenslumbers on August 28, 2005, at 11:08:44

hi GS,
when I was in severe anxiety (with the morning terrors), I DID lose my appetite, which for me is crazy unusual, as I'm typically at least 20 lbs overweight and love to eat.

But that's how I knew it was severe anxiety, because I just couldn't eat. At that time I lost a lot of weight (talk about mixed blessings) and got into one of the smallest sizes I've been in a long time. But it wasn't enjoyable for me, and I worried about the loss of appetite, because I knew it was a sign of serious anxiety.

When I started on the Lexapro, I DID gain weight back. But I don't think it was a med side effect, I think it was me just getting back my normal appetite. Once I was able to stabilize my anxiety, everything kind of leveled out again.

Right now I'm OK. I was great for a few months, now I feel that i'm "OK" and possibly trending back towards anxiety. That's why I really want to re-start therapy and keep working out regularly so that I can stay on top of this. Hopefully I can catch it before it gets bad again!

I hope you're able to get to a less anxious place, too. I know you will! I'm sorry you're not eating or sleeping. I know it sucks to "force feed" yourself, but if you can at least get down some nutritious things every day it should help you and the anxiety, too. But I know how hard that can be. :)

take care!




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