I've always been picky when it comes to food, especially meat. I have this weird textural thing where if something has a texture that I don't like, I can't eat it. This is why I eat my chicken in a weird way, avoiding theoutside,and I've done this for as long as I can remember. Lately, it's been getting worse, to the point where I eat about one meal a day, and just snack during the rest of the day. I can't eat things that have funny textures in them, such as soups or other easy dorm food, so I just stick to snacks and macaroni and cheese. I don't go to the dining hall very often, but when I do, I can't eat much because I get full very quickly. I've had periods of time before where I didn't eat much because I was worried about my weight, but this is different.

I think this may have to do with stress, and I have a lot going on right now. I'm back in school, which is always my main source of anxiety. I'm having a tough time coping, especially since things were hard even before school started. My dad got into a really badmotorcycle accident almost two months ago, and he was in the hospital for almost a month. He will never be the same as he was before, and naturally, this has caused me a certain amount of distress. Adding school on top of all of this is bringing back the panic attacks that I hadn't had since starting Prozac in April. I expressed these concerns to my psychiatrist, also telling him that I was having a hard time sleeping like I was before starting Prozac. He gave me a prescription for Lorazepam (Avitan), and told me to take a small dose before bed to help me sleep, and also to take a small dose if I feel a panic attack coming on. It has been helping me sleep better,butI just feel really weird about this whole thing, and I'm not sure how to deal with it.

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  1. cmreeb 8 years ago

    Don't feel weird, stress and what comes with it is a part of life.  And school would definitly be a big stressor.

    Since your concerned about only eating a little bit everyday, maybe try this:

    Everyday try a small amount of a new food that you usually have trouble eating because of the texture.  I'm not saying have a small portion, maybe even if you have a forkful or spoonfulm or half of that.  If you continue this everyday, maybe you will eventually train your brain to accept the weird textures.

    It's just a thought.

    Hope school goes well for u!

    Christina

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