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4/20/11 8:26 P

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You are having to find new ways of dealing with the anxiety now that you have changed your lifestyle. You have lost your comfort zone of dealing with problems. I agree that you should mention this to you DR. or mental health person. Would it help to eat more small meals? Best wishes in finding some new ways to deal with the anxiety. You have some great suggestions from your team mates. Nola

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4/20/11 9:47 A

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To Lifeisgood, I would highly recommend that you visit with your family physician at the very least and preferably a mental health person to have your diagnosis confirmed. There may be medication that can help you with your anxiety and they may be able to recommend certain things to do to help yourself right now with the anxiety. You are on the right track with your healthy eating, so now treat yourself well by getting the anxiety under control. Don't be afraid to ask for professional help--it really is a sign of strength in your character to be able to do so. Good luck to you as you tackle this problem.

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4/19/11 9:05 P

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I've suffered from anxiety attacks for years, regardless of my weight. They come and go, sometimes coming in groups, and sometimes going months between them. I don't think they got any worse from eating less, or eating healthy foods. You can't think that losing weight is going to solve all your problems, health or otherwise. My cholesterol and blood sugar improved tremendously, but I'm having another spell of irregular heart beats and anxiety. Talk to your doctor about it. You could be having something like thyroid problems or low blood sugar or a drug reaction.

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4/19/11 5:47 P

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I don't have an actual diagnosis of anxiety but have always been an emotional eater. Now that I am almost a month of not using food to medicate my emotions I am feeling some increased anxiety. I have been doing some things that I know are not healthy and I'm not even comfortable admitting because I am bursting with anxiety. It seems like I am second guessing everything I say or do and feeling like I must have looked like a real idiot. For example today I had a conversation with another parent and kept flubbing up my words because I was feeling so anxious. Certainly excercise helps with the anxiety but I am trying to not overdo it because I get sore and then give up. Did any of you feel more anxiou once you started controlling your eating and how do you deal with it? Thanks.

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