I have lost 20+ pounds due to severe anxiety.
Everyone says I look great. Do you know how it feels not to be able to swallow a mouthful due to being so anxious? Decidedly not great.
Imagine telling a cancer patient who has lost tons of weight that they look great? I don’t think so, that would be appalling.
But because I look and act normal in front of people, they don’t realize I have any illness at all.
Anyway, that is the lot of people with mental illness. No sympathy, no get well cards.
Just hell sometimes.