Food phobias, food anxiety?
I donít know if this relates to social anxiety, but it certainly affects my social phobia A LOT!
I have a lot of anxiety regarding food, I hate eating around other people, I hate everything about it, I hate looking at people eating, I hate the noises they make, I get paranoid about how I look when I eat and the noises I make.
But on top of it all I have a lot of weird foodphobias. Particularly mixing textures and things like vegetables and meat (most of the time I use separate plates) and single food items such as mushrooms, mayonnaise, soft cheese, onions, gravy and anything with sour cream anywhere near it (plus a ton of other foods like paprika and tomato). And it really makes it difficult being social or even trying because people seem to be eating everywhere- even on the bus! And going to dinner parties is just impossible. Resturants- no way! The worst is that my family and friends seem to have no understanding of it. They often get angry and insulted if I canít eat what they want me to eat. And itís many things that are so silly, like bread and jam. But to me bread and jam might as well be dead spiders.
Does anyone else have it like this?