I want to know if someone can lose weight from stress alone? For the past month, I have been eating like a pig. My son's surgery, work, and other stressors have been getting to me and I have been binge eating. It's how I deal with stress. I'm trying to change it, but well, you know. Anyway, today I finally jumped on the scale, expecting to have gained ten pounds, and instead found out I lost five! How did that happen? I am worried. Lately my stomach problems have been acting up really badly. I am getting stomach pain that radiates to my upper back, I have been vomiting up stomach acid, I have very bad heartburn, and I have been getting black stools (sorry if too much information) off and on. I am of course jumping to the worst conclusions. I am thinking stomach cancer, especially since I am losing weight without trying. I am going to my doctor on Tuesday. Till then I'm worried sick. So can stress alone cause weight loss? Or do I have a right to be worried?