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    hey,
    i have a really bad anxiety problem which envolves me getting nervous about almost everything.
    2 years ago i had the flu and went down from 10 stone to 8 stone within 2 weeks. After i had recovered from the flu, i developed anxiety and began to have anxity attaks before eating my food and so lost more weight. Therefore some friends and my family begin to wonder if i had an eating disorder which i know that i didint as i wanted to eat the food given to but my anxiety prevented me from doin so.
    Fortunatley i have passed that phase but i still get extreemly anxious about going out fo meals or going to poples houses for food and i feel very bad as i feel i am showing my family up. Has anyone got ideas on how i can over come my nervousness???
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    hello. First of all poor you, its really not nice. I went though a similar thing about 3 years ago and i now how hard it is as so much of life centres around food. With me I hated the feeling of the obligation of eating the food, so if I felt I had to eat it ie someone else had cooked it for me and they would think I was rude If I didn't, I just wouldnt be able too, Id get all panicky etc.

    The thing that really worked for me was to think... well whats the worst that will happen if I dont eat it. Not alot really, sometimes it used to be easier to explain to people that I was a bit of a nervous eater, that way they wernt offended. If I didnt feel that I HAD to eat it, I was much more relaxed and generally managed the whole lot. As for restraunts I found it helped me to get used to them by going with a group of friends, paying for my own meal so I didnt feel I Had to eat it all, and chatting and laughing with them, it relieved the pressure. It also helped to order something light like a salad that I could pick at whilst I was geting used to the whole thing.

    If it doesnt get better it might be worth going to see a councilor or someone professional, because often with these things there were underlying reasons as to why I felt like that, and they can help you work through them.

    Best of luck with it, it can be beaten and gets better with practice
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    Thanks, thats is a great help.. I will take those points into account thank you again, it nice to know there are others out there that have this problem. Before i thought that i was like a weirdo as it seemed i was the only person who felt this way.
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    Hey you,
    Awwwww bless you!
    I know you don't have an eating disorder
    I hope you feel better soon
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    No probs. Nop your not the only person who feels like it. I know of others so dont worry. Lots of people have slightly out of the ordinary things that freek them out. If you need any more help feel free to PM me.

    All the best.
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    If it doesnt get better it might be worth going to see a councilor or someone professional
    I agree, when I had problems with anxiety my councillor really helped me, but I don't think it will ever go away completely for me
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    From my personal experience I can tell you anxiety problems do go away with time
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    hey thank you
 
 
 
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