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#1 skinn-annd-bonnes

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:14 PM

Any advice? I’m feeling a little lost. Is there an active ARFID community on MPA?
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Posted 05 March 2020 - 02:45 PM

What is AFRID I am confused... I'ce never heard about it

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 04:27 PM

What is AFRID I am confused... I'ce never heard about it

avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. according to nationaleatingdisorders.org its like anorexia except the restrictive eating isnt related to a fear of gaining weight. it used to be called selective eating disorder.


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Posted 06 March 2020 - 12:58 AM

avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. according to nationaleatingdisorders.org its like anorexia except the restrictive eating isnt related to a fear of gaining weight. it used to be called selective eating disorder.


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Posted 06 March 2020 - 07:29 PM

What is AFRID I am confused... I'ce never heard about it


Picky eating on steroids
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Posted 07 March 2020 - 07:42 AM

Picky eating on steroids

 

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Posted 16 March 2020 - 03:44 AM

Picky eating on steroids


Not really? Like it’s not a choice that my gag reflex kicks in if I try to eat a grape....and that’s a food I actually like the taste of (just the texture is a problem, like when you bite/chew one).

I have ARFID. There are three majorly recognized subtypes—sensory issues, reduced/lack of appetite, traumatic experience relating to food—but people can definitely fit multiple categories or just the more general definition of avoidance/categorical restriction.

I have a lot of sensory issues (mostly because of texture) with foods; for example I don’t like things mixed (surprise there’s a crunchy piece of celery in your tuna sandwich), or just certain textures in general (grapes when I bite them, the outside of oranges, bread with seeds, onions, etc). Smooth and uniform is my favourite food texture, which thankfully fits to „healthier“ things like butternut squash and applesauce.

I also have a fluctuating appetite, and since being diagnosed with a plethora of food allergies following some nasty reactions (think puke, mostly) I also don‘t even want to „trial“ some new foods as they might make me feel icky in a way I can‘t control.

ARFID and undiagnosed anxieties and other challenges led to me losing a bunch of weight, and a short hospital stay, and things have been mixed since then. It’s a bit easier, having a name for what I deal with (added to the DSM in 2013), but harder because now I’m a lot more conscious of weight and food stuff at a different level. Sometimes I get excited about recovery, or adding a „new“ food, but sometimes my brain starts twisting into more Ana behaviours, like wishing I could be smaller again or just being uncomfortable with food stuff/weight gain/maintenance. As a Dx, ARFID doesn’t include body image issues, but EDs can be fluid so....

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Posted 16 March 2020 - 04:25 AM

Not really? Like it’s not a choice that my gag reflex kicks in if I try to eat a grape....and that’s a food I actually like the taste of (just the texture is a problem, like when you bite/chew one).
I have ARFID. There are three majorly recognized subtypes—sensory issues, reduced/lack of appetite, traumatic experience relating to food—but people can definitely fit multiple categories or just the more general definition of avoidance/categorical restriction.
I have a lot of sensory issues (mostly because of texture) with foods; for example I don’t like things mixed (surprise there’s a crunchy piece of celery in your tuna sandwich), or just certain textures in general (grapes when I bite them, the outside of oranges, bread with seeds, onions, etc). Smooth and uniform is my favourite food texture, which thankfully fits to „healthier“ things like butternut squash and applesauce.
I also have a fluctuating appetite, and since being diagnosed with a plethora of food allergies following some nasty reactions (think puke, mostly) I also don‘t even want to „trial“ some new foods as they might make me feel icky in a way I can‘t control.
ARFID and undiagnosed anxieties and other challenges led to me losing a bunch of weight, and a short hospital stay, and things have been mixed since then. It’s a bit easier, having a name for what I deal with (added to the DSM in 2013), but harder because now I’m a lot more conscious of weight and food stuff at a different level. Sometimes I get excited about recovery, or adding a „new“ food, but sometimes my brain starts twisting into more Ana behaviours, like wishing I could be smaller again or just being uncomfortable with food stuff/weight gain/maintenance. As a Dx, ARFID doesn’t include body image issues, but EDs can be fluid so....

I have ARFID and also have texture issues. I literally throw up because of the texture of a pineapple. I was simply making a joke.
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