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Struggling to eat again recently

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Mar 30, 2020
I have really been struggling to eat the past two weeks. This has been going off and on for about a year now. I just either feel too anxious or too depressed to eat. It isn't like I don't want to eat, I like food and I want to be able to eat it I just can't. I have no appetite, when I sit down to eat I just can't be bothered, I just don't see the point any more. I try to force my self because I know I must eat but I end up getting stressed and breaking down into tears while eating. Sometimes I feel like I am going to throw up from forcing my self. I live with my grandparents and if I don't eat they start questioning me why, I'm just not hungry though but then they worry. I have started hiding food and throwing it away when they can't see so they think I am eating (I always eat later when I can manage it). I'm worried I am going to develop and eating disorder or something.

I used to be a huge comfort eater but lost tons of weight because of this. I'm not underweight as I was over weight before so it isn't necessarily a bad thing. I'm like 5.1 and 8 stone 10. I'm pretty happy with my weight and body so it is nothing to do with wanting to lose weight.


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Dec 26, 2020
United Kingdom
Hi. Sorry to hear you are struggling to eat. Unfortunately due to my high anxiety levels I never feel hungry. I would love to put weight as I am well under weight. Are you anxious about anything. I am seeing a counsellor now and yesterday’s session was really hard and emotional and then after that came home and bam. Anxious nervous so could not eat. I have been told to eat little and often. Can you do that. Do you think it is related to covid as it could be at the back of your mind. Just take care. Wishing you all the best. X


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Jan 4, 2021
Southern USA
Darling do you not have a grandma to say: when you get hungry enough you will eat. Lol

Seriously I'm sorry you are worrying but there are times your body knows what to do.
You may not need a lot right now. Or adjusting to not comfort eating.
It's a cycle that will break then settle to center.

I'm not a doctor so hope this helps! Peace
Edit: don't worry...be happy
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