Stress and Loss of Appetite

  • jkwbb004

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    Apr 06, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    So school has got me super stressed out right now, and when I'm stressed my appetite goes with it. I have only been eating a bowl of fruit and a almond bar since saturday, and havent been hungry at all, I have been drinking plenty of water, that seems to go down fine. Today I tried to eat an almond bar and my body just didnt want it. I ate it eventually but it was a struggle to get it down. I tired to eat a actually meal today with my friends and after two bites, I felt it coming back up.

    Does this ever happen to anyone else?
  • Goofeyman

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    Apr 06, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    same thing happens to me....except that I need to lose weight...and slowly am..icon_smile.gif
  • DCEric

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    Apr 07, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    No, that doesn't happen to me. It sounds like you need to release the stress. For me working out, or baking does it. (Seriously.) You need to find your own way to release.
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    Apr 07, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    A friend of mine got so incredibly stressed out during the last 2 months of our last semester in college that he lost almost all appetite and dropped around 14 pounds. The same thing happens to me when I'm either very stressed or very busy, I have to force myself to eat because I simply don't get hungry at all icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    Not to make light of your situation, but I'm a little jealous of your stressed induced lack of appetite. I for one have the exact opposite reaction. I've been really stressed out lately myself, and I've wanted to eat everything in sight! If it's got carbs and fat (especially fresh baked goods) I swarm em like a fat kid on a cupcake when I'm stressed out. Of course doing so makes me even more stressed and then the cycle repeats itself over and over again.

    So again, not to take away from the seriousness of your stress, but know that it could be worse. icon_eek.gif

    Hang in there chief!
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    There's basically two kinds of reactions of appetite to stress: over-eating ("comfort food") or under-eating (loss of appetite).. both are natural
  • XxXxXxAZNxXxX...

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    Apr 07, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    Yeah finals week usually sucks for me
    last time I for got to eat for 2 whole days...I ACTUALLY DID
    I finally got up and was like...when was the last time I ate? lol
  • jkwbb004

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    Apr 07, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    It is a blessing and a curse. I love food, and i actually hate that I physically cant eat anything. I have t happen to me all the time, but I think this is the first time I am actually aware Im not eating. Usually Im dealing with a break up or a death or some tragic event, and right now its just sheer stress. I think part of it is genetics, because my mom is the same way. When her boyfriend of 10 years dumped her because she found out he was cheating on her, she went from like a size 14 to a size 4. That was of course over like a 6 or 7 month period.
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    Apr 07, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    I do the same thing when I'm stressed and depressed. I don't eat unlike some people that eat a lot during those times. When I was a senior in high school I lost 35 pounds because of this problem.