I was diagnosed with ARFID last year and I also am autistic, have severe general anxiety as well as sensory processing disorder. I have several actual food allergies as well. However, I have a few questions about ARFID and purging. When I do eat ( and I don't eat a whole lot) I tend to purge after words and I have no idea why. I am not really afraid of gaining weight or anything. And the purging tends to happen when I have nausea, or I am super anxious or feel like the food is stuck in my chest/throat. I also tend to get horrible stomach pains sometimes that are a gnawing burning pain. I also tend to purge when I am constipated(sorry t.m.i) and I get constipated a lot.
I am down to very few foods on my safe list and I am going on a trip very soon to another country with my family. I don't know how I will deal with the purging because I won't have access to a bathroom all the time 24/7. I also purge when I eat a new food or foods that I don't like that I feel pressured to eat while around others.
I am not sure what I should do. I am in therapy for ARFID, but I am not currently underweight or having health issues, other than nausea once in a while and some lightheadedness from forgetting to eat on occasion. To be honest I would much rather just forget about eating altogether, but I know I have to eat so I just try and eat what I like. Yeah but if I had the choice I probably wouldn't eat because food doesn't really interest me all that much.