Ask Jigsaw: Anxiety has been affecting my eating habits
Do you have advise for a young adult stuggling with anxiety. I’ve recently been falling into fits of anxiety several times a day that have had a huge impact on my health. It had started out small with being anxious about being in a new town/home. The anxiety only grew with each passing day; they went from quick spells to hours of feeling tense and scared.
Now every noise or small bump sends my heart racing when im feeling anxious. Its gotten to the point where i pace around the house making sure that the noise i heard was nothing dangerous. I also feel as tho the anxiety has been severly damaging my eating habits and health. When im anxious i cant bring myself to eat because my stomach becomes severly upset. When its bad i cant even keep water or crackers in my stomach. Ive tried every remedy for an upset stomach; tums, crackers, club soda, ginger but nothing seems to work when my anxiety spikes. I’ve been couping with this for months, being sick and throwing up at least once a week.
I’ve been to a doctor about it fearing it to be something more, however ive been told by multiple doctors that the effects im experiencing are caused by stress (nothing they can do for that). Im not sure how much longer i can handle everthing my anxiety and stress is doing to me. If there is any advice you can spare, i need to hear it. Thanks