Food phobia / anxiety
I have been having serious stomach problems lately. It's become so bad that I really cannot eat anything but popcorn, yogurt and fruit like bananas and prunes without feeling incredibly nauseous.
I had an episode awhile ago where I got nauseous after eating chinese food and then had these rolling panic attacks all night. I made an emergency appointment at the gastroenterologist after it had been going on for a few days and he told me I am just stressed out and the nausea is a side effect of anxiety. He told me to take klonopin at night before bed if I feel crappy. I'm getting an endoscopy anyway just to make sure it's not something else (I still don't know that it isn't).
It's been a few days. The symptoms are just as bad, even after the affirmation that it is "all in my head" (everyone with panic disorder has heard that once or twice). What is happening now it seems is that I am deathly afraid to eat anything that diverges from my regular diet of freaking yogurt and popcorn. I am getting more and more worried about this. I don't know if I should ask my doctor to test me for more things, or if I should just try to relax and stick to what I am eating (not much) and see what happens when I get the endoscopy. I had intestinal parasites (like, the kind you can see) last year and I think that is adding to my anxiety.
Any suggestions? Thoughts?
Once burned by milk you will blow on cold water. - Russian Proverb
Last edited by dreamingdenali; 11-10-2007 at 07:31 PM.