i opened this account today because i've been lurking mpa for a while due to BED but seeing the ARFID forum really got me thinking. i'm not diagnosed with ARFID but i am diagnosed with OCD and reading about everyones experiences made me realize how similar i am about food? i'm an EXTREMELY picky eater, and unfortunately a lot of the only things i can eat are fattening/unhealthy. but even being around certain foods makes me so grossed out i want to throw up. i had to quit my first job at diary queen immediately because i couldn't wash the dishes without wanting to die. if i even touch the outside of a mustard or ketchup bottle i have to wash my hands intensely. i only eat cheese pizza, and i can't eat pepperoni pizza with the pepperoni taken off because it still feels tainted.
since getting diagnosed with OCD i always just assumed this was a product of it, but now i'm thinking maybe the two just go hand in hand really well. i was wondering if anyone else here was the same?