- Aug 29, 2017
I want to see if I am the only person that does this? I have pretty severe general anxiety and one of my large irrational anxieties is that my food is poisoned or bad. This usually only happens at night due to the fear that if something is bad that no one will be awake to help me. I found a temporary coping mechanism that's useful. I buy a food in a big bag ex: smart pop, cereal, saltines. I eat some of it during the day to prove to myself that the food is ok and then when I'm very hungry at night instead of starving myself I eat a safe food. Just wanted to see if this is something anyone else does and if it isn't maybe I could be helping suggest a coping skill to a similar anxiety?