I also have what a lot of people class as an eating disorder, but it isn't in your list or recognised by my doctor.
I can't bring myself to eat any Meat or Vegetables, i haven't eaten a "normal" meal since i was about 3 or 4 years old.
I've been to see a dietician and although i have a restricted diet, i have a balanced diet (4 of 5 food groups) and i'm far from being underweight.
Apparently before the problem occured there was little i didn't eat, going from what my mums told me the problem started when i had bought of ulcers in my mouth, which made things taste bad.
I think it's continued because of my dad, throughout my childhood i remember him shouting at me for not trying new things and laughing at me whenever i tried something and didn't like it.
i thought pica because if you dont eat any fruit or veg or meat, what are you left with?breat, pasta....yea ok i see what you mean. but i think i read somewhere pica could mean only eating one food all the time
My friends no about my problem and are understanding/supportive.
As for going out for meals, usually the only time i do is when dad visits(he emigrated to America) and when i visit him, it is very awkward, i usually have a dessert and get some funny looks from the staff at restraunts.
I went to see my dad for my 20th birthday, and he thought it would be a good idea to go to a restraunt to celebrate my birthday(I had a fruit salad)
have you ever seen a psychologist/psychiatrist about it?
It's true, he handles it very well! (im his gf by the way) and to be honest, problems eats just the same as the rest of us if not better - he eats more fruit than i manage to.
Does it affect your daily life much, or are you used to living with it?
Other than the awkwardness and the restrictions on my diet it hasn't really affected things, i've even had my cholesteral level checked and it's normal.
I just really want to get it sorted, it's been like and anchor round my neck.
Ah, well if you feel you need to deal with it they ought to help you then...