I have briefly mentioned having some restrictive/repetitive behaviour around food and drink consumption in another post but I’ve recently had something make that restrictiveness ten times more difficult.
I am unwell. I don’t know what with and neither do any of the doctors or consultants who have examined me and performed tests and scans on me so far. They’re taking me seriously (if you’ve looked at the comments under #PatientsAreNotFaking on Twitter, you’ll know this is a big deal) and they believe I am in considerable pain. However, one of the things I have been asked to do as part of ongoing investigations is to cut a lot of things out of my diet as they could be irritating potential problems.
The enormous cull of foods and drinks from my diet probably won’t be forever. There’s a good chance that doctors will eventually get to the root of the problem and from there I’ll be able to re-add some of the food to my diet. For now? It’s low fat (saturated/unsaturated/doesn’t matter), very low salt, low sugar, low acidity (preferably remaining close to neutral), with some specific items that I have to avoid that don’t fall into any of those categories.
All combined, plus being Autistic and having issues with texture, that cuts out huge amounts of potential foods and drinks. The next few weeks are going to be…challenging to say the least.