Can you trigger ARFID as an adult? I started new medication few months back to my ADHD. I also have ASD. At first it decreased my appetite that was really a normal thing and to be expected, but soon everything started to taste too much and feel too much. I could no longer drink anything but water, no spices on anything etc. It progressively got worse and even being off the medication does not change it back. I eat only very few items of food, and with these I have no issues with appetite, I like to eat them, and I feel hunger too. Anything else I just simply can not eat, I feel like I am going to suffocate as it gets stuck in my throat or it tastes like it is going to make me sick and I end up vomiting.
I eat roasted beef (no seasonings but salt), cream, milk, onion, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, apple, pear, grapes, avocado, cashew, almond, chia seeds, sour cream. Some fruit purées meant for babies (it cannot have anything but fruit and no strawberries, banana or blueberries.)
I have never liked cold food or hot food, so everything must be room temperature (This is not new thing, it has been since I was a child). No mixing of foods, except cream and beef also carrots can be dipped to avocado purée.
All vegetables must be raw (onion is exception)
I taste even miniscule amounts of corn/rice/tapioca starch in fruit purées and it makes them impossible to eat if they have it.
I have not eaten out, have not gotten anything precooked from stores, no takeaways nothing. I used to order food at least once a week, now I have not ordered anything, because there is nothing I could order. I also prefer eating with my hands and feel the food before I put it my mouth, instead of using a fork. There is no way for me to have any social interactions that include food. I feel so lone in this, I have tried to search for therapist that would be specialized in something like this, but I have not found any. So I am pretty much on my own as long as I am not malnourished I will not get any help here.
Good things are that I have lost weight and have not had any b/p episodes (I have been bulimic for 13 years, this is my record of not b/p since diagnosis) but other people just do not get why I can not eat other foods, why it is simply impossible and even trying a bite is a lot to ask.