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Anxiety and unexplained weight loss

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Hi! I'm wondering about what I have got going on. Quick background - I'm having difficulty selling the house, I'm getting divorced, job is deadline driven (read stressful!)..and I have been finding it a little difficult.

Some physical symptoms are now starting to sprout, and I'm wondering if it's all down to the stress. I have the sensation of a lump in my throat, about where my neck joins my chest, a "heaviness" in my chest itself, I can get pretty restless and worked up over the littlest things. Halfway through a meal I feel full, and then a few minutes after I finish, that feeling goes away. I have lost my appetite pretty much, and have lost about 14 ish pounds as a result. I feel pretty nauseous in the mornings (I'm male!) specifically at the moment and can't face breakfast at all. Considering I'm only 35, 6'0" and at the start of this only weighed 160 pounds (I'm a runner) 14 pounds off my frame is NOT good.

Is this all down to stress or anxiety?

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replied September 14th, 2009
Anxiety and Stress Answer A7246
Not all symptoms are anxiety. A weight loss of 14 pounds with feelings of a full stomach at meals needs to be investigated to rule out the cause. Nausea in the morning might be due to stomach acidity, but generally, such persons don't lose that kind of weight.

Please get a full check up so you can feel better.

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