Afraid of tasting food

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sugarbite

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Hi, this is my first post here (not counting my introduction).

I'm not sure how much of my history with eating I should share for this problem. I had anorexia when I was a teen, I visited a psychologist for a year. After that I have had periods of having little to none problems with eating to being almost deadly afraid of gaining weight. Fortunately, I have mostly had good times with few problems. Until now.


Before, I had problems with eating because I wanted to lose weight, and I would start to panic and get anxious if I had to eat because it made me feel full.


Now, I get anxious if I taste anything. This is completely new to me. I don't know where this came from or why this is occurring now. Even the thought of tasting something makes me feel sick. If I eat anything, the taste just seems to get stuck to the roof of my mouth and the back of my throat, and I hate it. I'm not interested in losing or gaining weight now, I just don't want to taste anything.

Does anyone else have this same problem? I don't really know what to do now.
 
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Hi,
Have you been referred to an eating disorders specialist team.
I'm sorry you have this problem.
Can you drink okay? You could try drink supplement like Complan.
For the short term.
Hope you get better.
Here to listen.
Take care
 
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Thank you for your reply. :)

No, I haven't seen a professional about this yet. Currently, I only see doctors because of my depression. I might have to ask professional help if this doesn't get better.

Drinking is sometimes ok. It depends heavily on what I'm drinking. I might try drink supplements for a short term if I find one that seems ok. I can eat some mild/bland soups that have little to no texture in them. I guess chewing food is one part of this problem.
 
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Thank you for your reply. :)

No, I haven't seen a professional about this yet. Currently, I only see doctors because of my depression. I might have to ask professional help if this doesn't get better.

Drinking is sometimes ok. It depends heavily on what I'm drinking. I might try drink supplements for a short term if I find one that seems ok. I can eat some mild/bland soups that have little to no texture in them. I guess chewing food is one part of this problem.
Hi,
Do ask for professional help, glad you can manage soups. Try liquidising some more foods.
Good luck
 
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