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Anxiety
Aug 18, 2013
A lot of people think people with anxiety are weird,but I don't & probably because i suffer from anxiety & I wouldn't wish this on anyone..
I often find myself to worry about all sorts of things,I have come to the conclusion that the anxiety issue I am experiencing is also a phobia. I don't talk to many people about this.. A few of my close family members know what I'm going through & I fill in my doctor here & there,but I think it's time for me to get a doctors appointment & see what therapists or medication I can start using.
So I have been looking some things up & I've read a few things that people have said even on this site (How I found this) & they are a lot like me so I'm feeling a bit better the fact that I'm not alone in this but wishing nobody was experiencing this !
So I have over come this phobia of being afraid to eat fast food, I rarely do because I get scared that I'm going to be drugged or poisoned. :( If something food/drink is not opened I won't be the one to eat or drink the item first. also i wait till someone is eating/drinking it with me or if someone eats or drinks it first & I have to look at it to make sure it looks "normal." Examples; Juice in the fridge,or packaged cookies. It sounds crazy,but I'm really trying to get over this.
the foods I waste are because of my thoughts, not because there is something truly wrong with the food, my phobia is very real to me. It dictates everything as far as eating and my feelings about eating.
I am not undernourished, because there are some foods that I will eat that are in my comfort zone, meaning I can eat them brand new without too much anxiety. And I have a healthy appetitie despite this phobia.

I am highly anxious when it comes to eating/trying unopened (new) foods, drinking something new, or taking medications. This usually causes me high anxiety where I do begin to have my usual panic attack symptoms. I used to think that I was having a reaction to the foods, but I have now come to the conclusion that my reactions stem more from anxiety over just having put something in my body that I am not sure about.
I will not eat anything that has been sitting out (this includes donuts in a bakery, salt/condiments that are out on the restaurant tables.
I am not undernourished, because there are some foods that I will eat that are in my comfort zone, meaning I can eat them brand new without too much anxiety. And I have a healthy appetitie despite this phobia.
Anyone else that deals with this & have some ways to deal with this ease help,or any advice.





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