It has recently come to my attention that I have some kind of food phobia. How I never realised it was this is just amazing in my 30 years. Only a few weeks ago my boyfriend sat me down and said he thinks I have a problem with my eating because I am petrified of eating certain foods. One he tricked me into eating a prawn and thought it was funny until I spent the next few hours trying to make myself vomit. I cannot eat most meats, I can do chicken but I need to dissect it into tiny tiny pieces to check every morsel before it enters my mouth. My main issue is with anything meatish. I wish I could eat it. I'm not a vegetarian. My iron is often low and I am on a diet that requires eating protein but it is hard without having meat. A lot of the time I will be able to eat eggs, then something in my mind switches and the idea makes me want to vomit. I just shivered in disgust thinking about the fact I had eaten eggs. It feels like something bad will happen if I eat something like a vein or that little red thing in the egg sometimes ughhh. It's always hard at someone elses place for dinner because I often without any rationale will jsut downright refuse to eat food that someone else prepared as I was not able to investigate all the ingredients for impurities. Watching me eat dinner is apparently very painful, I can't believe I never noticed I was dissecting my food and just behaving oddly about food. Is this a food phobia? Mum said I was like this as a child, she used to make me eat in a dark room because I refused to eat anything I could see for years. Anyone dealt with this sort of thing? It's ruining my life (even more than it already was). I lie to my workmates and say I am vegetarian most of the time, it is hard for work functions etc.