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I have a hard time eating. . . ? - June 1st 2016, 03:16 AM

Hey guys.

I don't have an eating disorder, never been diagnosed with one, but for the past couple of months I don't each much at all. It's odd but food does not appeal to me. I do not crave it. I look at a slice of pizza, something I would want in the past, and feel a little grossed out by the thought of eating it. When I do eat, I chew very slowly and struggle to finish even light meals.

Does anyone have an idea of what this could be? Maybe I'm in the wrong section and if so I apologize but I'm a little concerned. I have been diagnosed with clinical depression and social anxiety disorder but I'm not sure either could cause this feeling I have towards food.

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Re: I have a hard time eating. . . ? - June 1st 2016, 11:32 AM


Thanks for coming to us here for some help.

For me, personally, it could be a few things. Maybe you are developing an eating disorder or maybe your anxiety is causing this. I can not diagnose you as I am not medically trained however if you want to talk to us about it more then please feel free to do so. In the meantime I would keep a close eye on your eating and if you have any further concerns, I advise you to see your GP/Doctor about it all.

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Re: I have a hard time eating. . . ? - June 3rd 2016, 08:45 PM

If you've been under-eating for a long period of time ( which it sounds like you have been ) it is possible that your hunger cues aren't working properly. I would suggest trying to eat more than you have been lately - Up your intake your a few days and see if you start feeling hungry again/"craving food" again. Maybe add in some nutritional shakes if you can. But I would definitely suggest seeing a doctor.
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Re: I have a hard time eating. . . ? - June 3rd 2016, 09:47 PM

I can't diagnose you but anxiety and depression can mess up a persons eating by either causing the person to overeat or to under eat. I know when my dad is anxious or depressed he loses his appetite.

It might be worth talking to a doctor about all of this and get their opinion. If you have a therapist or psychiatrist they would probably be the best person to go to initially.

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