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I've been dealing with a health issue for a couple months - tests have all been fine, but probably a gallbladder thing. At any rate, it ramped up my anxiety to panic attack levels. Generally, I'm fine, but anxiety runs in the family and with the right trigger - well, there I am. So for two months or so, I couldn't really eat much and anxiety was getting the better of me. So it makes sense that I would drop a few pounds.

Now I'm able to eat again (but still going through some tests) and still dealing with anxiety. Not full on panic attacks, but plenty of mornings with the shakes and so forth. Have some Lexapro and Attivan to help calm the nerves.

But haven't been able to add a pound or two. Which is, of course, feeding the anxiety.

Anyone dealt with anxiety and weight loss at the same time?
[QUOTE=tomten3000;5351464]I've been dealing with a health issue for a couple months - tests have all been fine, but probably a gallbladder thing. At any rate, it ramped up my anxiety to panic attack levels. Generally, I'm fine, but anxiety runs in the family and with the right trigger - well, there I am. So for two months or so, I couldn't really eat much and anxiety was getting the better of me. So it makes sense that I would drop a few pounds.

Now I'm able to eat again (but still going through some tests) and still dealing with anxiety. Not full on panic attacks, but plenty of mornings with the shakes and so forth. Have some Lexapro and Attivan to help calm the nerves.

But haven't been able to add a pound or two. Which is, of course, feeding the anxiety.

Anyone dealt with anxiety and weight loss at the same time?[/QUOTE]

I totally understand where you are coming from. I have anxiety and also had gallbladder issues. I have posted quite a bit on the gallbladder board. I was misdiagnosed for nearly two years with my gallbladder issues because all my blood, ultrasounds and my endoscopy came back with negative results. I was told that I had mild gastritis and that was it. I was put on PPI's for the reflux, but I knew there was more wrong than just that.
I was told after the pills weren't working that I had functional dyspepsia, which did fit quite a bit of my symptoms, but still wasn't convinced. Also it's incurable.. so whoopee!
I kept pushing for test after test and eventually asked for a HIDA scan because I know those measured your ejection fraction rate. I had my first one done and got sent my results as I had requested it through a walk-in clinic. When I got the results I took them to my family doctor and it specifically said my gallbladder did not show up on the test and acute cholecystitis could be the cause. When I took them to my family doctor I asked him what it meant that my gallbladder was not showing up and he honestly replied "I have no idea." so I was sent on my way. More blood work and last ultrasound my doctor said to me "Well, your ultrasound came back good, no stones. So everything is fine and we don't have to do anymore tests". I was beyond distraught and I am sure the look on my face said it all because he then looked at me with concern and asked "Are you still sick and in pain?" in which I replied "I am sick and in pain everyday!"
So he referred me to a surgeon whom I saw a few months later and he said that based on my HIDA scan it looks like my gallbladder wasn't there, or just not functioning at all! So he had me repeat it and it came back with the same results and I was scheduled to have it taken out.

Sorry for the long story - what I am getting at is that I had a lot of anxiety around this issue. I didn't know what to expect and before I was diagnosed I thought I was dying. I was also very sick and couldn't eat, especially the last couple of months before my removal, I was lucky if I could eat at all. I mostly lived off of water and gingerale. I would eat the occasional soup because I know I needed to eat, but I lost 25lbs.

Hope you get this sorted out.

I still unfortunately suffer from bad anxiety, but most of my health problems from the gallbladder are gone since removal. I still have a sensitive stomach and will occasionally feel sick/nauseous but I can eat now and have gained all my weight back and a little more!

Best of luck!





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