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I have no desire to eat?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 11, 2007
  • 00:29 AM

i have had this problem for a while and it is really annoying and it makes my weekends horrible. Whenever i am going anywhere where i will be having alcohol (such as a party) i am not hungry at all that day. I understand that this probably sounds really wierd, since it sounds wierd reading it back to myself. Say someone invited to a party on a saturday night earlier in that week. I would be able to eat fine up until saturday morning. For the whole day i have no appetite. Basically i force myself to eat since i know if you dont eat and drink alcohol you will throw up. But eating something as small as a bowl of cereal is a battle, i get full after like 2 bites but i force myself to eat it. At first i thought it was because i was nervous, but its not like i get obsessive about the party on that day or anything. Does anyone know why i lose my appetite just for when i know im going to an event where alcohol will be served, and is there a way i can stop this from happening?

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  • As a psychologist, I have to say your problem sounds like it's certainly psychosomatic (meaning, from a psychological origin). It could be nerves, or perhaps you've had some sort of negative experience with food and alcohol? Obviously this is a problem as you need to eat before drinking! I'd suggest you talk to your doctor, who can refer you to a psychologist to help develop a plan for you to overcome this issue.
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    • November 15, 2007
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