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I don't know if this is an eating disorder or stress or depression or all 3 - February 22nd 2016, 02:24 AM

For the last few months I just don't have much of an appetite. I hardly ever feel like eating and when I do eat its a lot less then I used to eat. If I eat too much I feel sick to my stomach and sometimes throw up ( I don't make myself throw up). And a lot of food I used to like seems very unappetizing to me now. The other day I was at my Grandma's house for dinner and my grandma made what used to be my favourite meal and I just didn't feel like eating and later I overheard my grandma talking to my mom about it and she said I was too skinny. I hadn't thought much about it until I heard my grandma talking about this and now I'm wondering if it's a big deal or not. I think I am probably also depressed and I can't tell if the two things are related or separate. Is this something serious and if it is I have no idea what to do. Edit: I've never thought I was skinny or felt like I was even now I'm not so sure I think I'm just average. I don't want my Grandma thinking something's wrong with me or my mom.

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Re: I don't know if this is an eating disorder or stress or depression or all 3 - February 23rd 2016, 02:32 PM

Hey!

If you don't have much of an appetite, I'd certainly reccommend seeing a doctor to get that checked out! Whilst I'm not a doctor it sounds to me like you're experiencing more of a physical problem- although, if you're depressed, that could certainly be linked, and some people do experience a decrease in appetite with depression.

If you're worried about your mom or grandma thinking there's something wrong with you- talk to them. Reassure them that this is a physical thing and you're experiencing a lack of appetite, and ask if you can see a doctor to get to the bottom of this.

In terms of helping with your depression, aside from talking to people I'd also reccommend keeping a diary. Write down when you're feeling low and write about your appetite. Try to find a link, and see if you have less appetite when you're feeling low, or if it seems unrelated. This might help you work out if depression is affecting your appetite!

I hope that helps a little and good luck!

Laura



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