Gag Reflexes Stop Me From Eating Fruit

Sep 18, 2014

Ever since I was little, I have had a difficult time eating fruit. Before people start saying, "You are just picky, just try it." I would like to explain the struggle. Because, the Struggle is real.

I love the flavor of fruit, I love the color and every time I see one I just want to eat it. However, when I do eat it, my gag reflexes stop me from swallowing and simply force me to regurgitate (Gross, I know). This is not all fruit though. I have always been able to eat apples and oranges. I can eat cherries but I don't really enjoy them, especially the fake cherries that are candied and get stuck with a plastic stem, also known as Maraschino Cherries (Bleh!). I am now 20 years old and can proudly say that I have retried many fruit and can now eat Watermelon, Strawberries, and even grapes. But only in small doses.

Fruit is the only thing that is blocked by my gag reflexes. I can eat vegetables all day every day. I do hope that one day I can look a banana or peach in the eye, eat it, and not have to worry about gagging.

I want to talk to a Doctor who specializes in these types of things. But I wanted to know if I am the only one with this problem, and just simply what the internet thinks about this.

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