Our expert says:
Eating Disorders Expert
Yes, it does seem that there is definitely an interaction between your anxiety and your comfort/binge eating. You are already on an anxiolytics for your anxiety and panic attacks, so from a medication point of view, you are probably being well managed. However, you need to be assured that none of your medication is having the side effect of increasing your appetite. I would also suggest that you look at attending some cognitive behavioral therapy to bridge the gap between your understanding of what is happening and the way your feelings/emotions are throwing you off course. Look for someone that hopefully specialized in eating disorders and/or anxiety, as you might benefit from some quite simple coping skills to deal better with your anxiety, rather than habitually turning to food for comfort. Let me know where you live, and I might be able to email you a recommendation.
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