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Old 01-14-2016, 09:41 PM
 
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I can't eat in Public anymore... Is there something wrong with me? If yes, any ideas of what?

So whenever I eat in public.... these things happen:
I get badly nauseated, heart palpitations, chills, sweating, my breathing becomes unequal, and hear this constant noise that ranges from low to really loud, but no one else hears it......

Because of this, my lunch period in school has become something like hell for me. If I eat, then ALL of the above happen, independent of what I'm eating and the amount of it. Sometimes, I even feel like I'm about to faint.

So I try to go to the library during lunch since I feel fine if I eat alone or with a small amount of people, but the teachers are starting to notice that I go to the library REALLY often.

This also happens when I'm in public places with a lot of people or if I'm the center of attention.

I also get heart palpitations and sweating when talking to strangers....

I did some research and it seems like everything but the noise (hallucinations?) are symptoms of anxiety disorders... I would really appreciate if anyone could tell me if this is really abnormal, and what could I possibly have.......
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:15 AM
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Did you parents tell you that you couldn't;t leave the table until you finished all your food (even if you were full or hated the food).
I know someone who had the same phobia and in the end they figured out it all went back to that. After about a year of therapy he conquered it.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:16 AM
 
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I think you need to reach out and get help. I would be concerned you have or could develop an eating disorder. A lot of what you are saying sounds like social anxiety disorder which responds really well to meds. Where can you get some help?

The noise doesn't have to be a hallucination. It could also be anxiety related.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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Sounds like you may be hyperventilating. Used to happen to me. It was largely psychological for me and I was finally able to beat it.
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:25 AM
 
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Sounds like panic attacks. Very common. Meds may not be necessary, but first do please see a medical doctor to rule out anything else, no matter how minor...even allergies!
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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Panic attacks are really terrifying, partly because you don't know what's happening and that feeds your panic.

Often a panic attack sufferer can get it under control by distracting one's self when the symptoms first start.

Nevertheless, I agree with the others: See a doctor to get cleared.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:16 PM
 
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Just don't eat in public anymore...better than docs and meds I think.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:37 PM
 
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This sounds like panic attacks. Vitamin D helped me. Also avoiding caffeine. There are also meds, which I didn't need since the Vit D worked. By the way, this tends to run in families.

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