I just want to eat vegetables again.
September 3, 2011 5:59 PM Subscribe
I'm in the middle of a tough transition: I'm starting graduate school and just moved far away from everyone I know. The problem is that I have had a near-constant nausea and aversion to many foods since I've been here (3-4 weeks). Any ideas for helping me to feel normal again?
posted by LizzyBee to health & fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
First of all, I should note that I am not pregnant (I took a test, just to be sure), but I feel sick all morning long, have no appetite, and many things sound disgusting to me - especially vegetables. Which is unfortunate, because I really value eating well and taking care of my health, especially in stressful situations.
I suspect that this is anxiety-related - I have been nauseous/lost my appetite in times of stress before - but it has never lasted for longer than a few days. I am without my typical support systems and starting school has been VERY stressful. But at this point, I'm not sure what to do. I'm trying just to eat what sounds good when I can, but it's distracting and difficult to feel sick so frequently. Has this ever happened to you? What works for you to reduce this nausea-related anxiety?
(I should also say that I have an appointment at the counseling center, and that the times I've tried to meditate my nausea has gotten worse to the point where I think I'm going to throw up if I don't stop.)