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Anxiety consuming my life


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Oct 29, 2019
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Been feeling anxious for a while now. It got worse in sept when my daughter started
pre-k. She doesn’t like going and was crying everyday. That set it off because everyday I dreaded having to take her to school and then wondering if I was going to get a call from school. The first thing that goes when I’m anxious is my appetite. I can’t eat at all. Have no desire to eat. So I’ve lost some weight and family members have started noticing. And when they comment on it it makes me even more anxious. I’m trying to make myself eat but it’s stressful because it’s like all I wanna do is magically gain back the weight I lost. And so far I haven’t because I’m anxious about the whole thing which just further makes me not want to eat! Does that make any sense?? Ugh. I can’t get a handle on this. What I can I do to get myself to eat somewhat normal again?


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Apr 14, 2019
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First accept that with any kid starting school comes the tears and the not wanting to be away from mother. That is all normal. Let her know she is big kid these days. That you are so proud of her. In her big new school. She will adjust. It just might take a bit of time.

We have to get you back eating. Smaller snacks more times a day. That is instead of a big meal. Start with something light. When I couldn't eat I used to use baby food. Worked wonders. I am not saying to replace normal food with baby food. Think of it as like a stop gap. Until you can eat again. It is not as bad as it might sound. Tastes nice. But slowly build up what you eat. Again even nibbling here and there on foods. Just all about relaxing before eating.


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Oct 4, 2019
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AnxietyGirl, the fact that your daughter doesn't want to go to her school indicates to me that she has a good relationship with you. It sounds like she doesn't want to leave you for the day, which I think is good in a way.