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Mr_Pedantic
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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.
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i think thats called 'pica' or something. (look on google)
http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic1798.htm
the eating of non nutritive substances.

or might be macrobiotic dieting?
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(Original post by magiccarpet)
i think thats called 'pica' or something. (look on google)

or might be macrobiotic dieting?
I'm pretty sure that "pica" is when inedible foods are eaten, clay being quite a common one. Sometimes I eat paper but i doubt it's that lol.

Mr_Pedantic - could it be a food phobia? I've heard something about a condition that develops when you're very young and apparently it's to do with solid foods being introduced too quickly/too late into your diet and children get put off by the change in texture. Could be wrong.
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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.
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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
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(Original post by magiccarpet)
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
I do eat fruit(not as often as i should though)

and i don't eat only one food all the time

I do eat cereal, Bread, fruit, yoghurt, crisps(i know, potatoe) and lots of other things(not much of it very healthy)
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(Original post by Mr_Pedantic)
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.
aww that's a wee shame do you find it awkward if you want to go out to eat or if you're at a friends house?
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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)
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eek :s
have you ever seen a psychologist/psychiatrist about it?
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(Original post by Mr_Pedantic)
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.
yeh i've heard of people with this - i saw a documentary about 2 sisters in their late teens who have never eaten anything but cereal.
Heck i went for 2 years eating only tuna fish sandwiches or a tin of ALDI 'baked beans and sausages'
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(Original post by friendlyneutron)
eek :s
have you ever seen a psychologist/psychiatrist about it?
I've been assesed by a psychiatric nurse and although i have "issues" she said i don't need psychiatric help
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(Original post by Mr_Pedantic)
I've been assesed by a psychiatric nurse and although i have "issues" she said i don't need psychiatric help
That's good, I mean from the sounds of things although it must make things awkward for you, it doesn't seem like it affects you that much or that you're deluded about anything to do with the foods you don't like?
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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.
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Does it affect your daily life much, or are you used to living with it?
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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.
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Ah, well if you feel you need to deal with it they ought to help you then...
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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.
I feel like I'm being really nosy but it's just out of interest I promise! Seeing a psychologist who specialises in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) might help you, it's done a lot for my eating disorder, although I know they're quite different.
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I feel like I'm being really nosy but it's just out of interest I promise! Seeing a psychologist who specialises in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) might help you, it's done a lot for my eating disorder, although I know they're quite different.
i've never heard of CBT, what is entailed in it?
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i've never heard of CBT, what is entailed in it?
It's basically to do with challenging distorted thoughts and beliefs that you have and trying to break patterns of behaviour. It rationalises a lot of things. Here's a linky. It can be hard at first but I personally got quite a lot out of it.
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(Original post by friendlyneutron)
It's basically to do with challenging distorted thoughts and beliefs that you have and trying to break patterns of behaviour. It rationalises a lot of things. Here's a linky. It can be hard at first but I personally got quite a lot out of it.
Thank you, that looks useful, i'll look into that a bit more.
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