I get an upset stomach and actually do vomit when I am super stressed, so I understand. But you've got to ultimately find a way to manage it because this situation will happen again and again - and it's not healthy.
Right now, I'd focus on your exams and try to work in some light exercise - 10 minute walk, 5 minutes of stretching, etc. Also, I'd try small amounts of food throughout the day that your tummy and blood sugar can handle.
Then, if your university has a counseling center or academic success program that helps with stress management techniques, take advantage. I dealt with chronic stress for several years and by my mid-20s, I was a wreck - a lot of it originated in academic stresses which boiled over into my career, etc. I finally spent some time with a therapist working on it about a year ago, and it's made a huge difference in my life. I was skeptical of some of the techniques, but was able to find things that work for me.
Not eating anything is dangerous - maybe U should go to your doctor and see if there is something he/she can suggest?
Please try to eat something even if you are stressed out - I am going to say a prayer for you :)
Maybe U can find a way to spend some point in the day to relax - like maybe meditate for 15 minutes and that might help your stress level. Maybe dance to your favorite song - only if you've had something to eat.
Not eating and skipping meals is bad for your metabolism also, among other things, so try and keep that in mind.
Hi, I have exams for uni starting next week so I am incredibly stressed, and since last thursday I have not been able to eat normally. I was having two meals a day since thursday, but today & yesterday I have just ate once. I normally have a very big appetite, it's hard to ever feel full, but now everytime I eat a mouthful too much I vomit.
I don't believe it is something I should go to the doctors about as it always happens to me when I am stressed but I care more this time since I am trying to lose weight and I do not want my body to go into starvation mode, which is what happened in January when I got my tonsils out and my body held on to everything I ate and I gained an extra 10 pounds. I am not exercising while this is happening, by the way.
I have been trying to get more calories in, for example today with my dinner when I had mashed potatos I used creamery butter instead of low-spread and I have been drinking pineapple juice and orange juice (not the sugary stuff!) on the side but I fear it is not enough.
My diabetes is fine as I have been reducing my insulin / taking a bit extra when having juice as needed, my blood sugars have been perfect this whole time so I am not too worried about that side of things as I constantly check them.
Sorry for the long post - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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