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Old 19th April 2016, 21:20
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According to good ol' Google (and my hairdresser) you lose on average 50 to 100 head hairs per day. We have 100,000 head hairs apparently, so I'm sure you're not going bald
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Old 19th April 2016, 21:26
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Anyone else been diagnosed with this?

I was diagnosed with it last year, but have been experiencing symptoms since my late teens. In fact I would say that most, if not all, the anxiety I experience in social situations is due to the way I perceive how I look.

Any ideas on treatments etc? Personally although I found cbt immensely helpful in overcoming my social anxiety, I've found the techniques pretty usless when trying to tackle BDD-related thoughts.
CBT again. The treatment model basically involves learning to detach from thoughts about your appearance, then confronting the situations you'd avoid without using any safety behaviours/camouflage and continuing to switch off from thoughts and focus on what you're supposed to be doing. Much easier said than done, but it really helped me, my life has changed completely so if you can get a therapist who knows how to treat BDD (which is a challenge in itself) I'd say give it a go. Not sure which part of the country you live in, but if you want to discuss how to find a therapist send me a pm.
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Old 19th April 2016, 21:34
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I don't know if this website is any good.

It's got about support groups and types of treatment:

BDD Foundation

Body charity

I have no experience of using these places, so don't blame me if they're rubbish. :D
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Old 19th April 2016, 21:35
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So they diagnosed you with BDD and left you to it? That's bad.
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Old 19th April 2016, 21:52
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According to good ol' Google (and my hairdresser) you lose on average 50 to 100 head hairs per day. We have 100,000 head hairs apparently, so I'm sure you're not going bald
Cheers Sunshine - I've read that before too. I do have quite a bit of recession on my right temple also (though it isn't that visible without my hair scraped back), which is why I've started paying way too much attention to my hair's activity. It could stop, though at the moment I'm still fairly certain I'm shedding it beyond the norm. Time will tell. Either way, it'll be a weight off my head.
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Old 19th April 2016, 21:59
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Struggling today with ridiculous thoughts. I've spent an abnormal amount of time looking in the mirror and looking up nose job before and afters. Ugh. **** off BDD.
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Old 19th April 2016, 22:42
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My old mans side all lose their hair young and have big brows, but my mother has really thick hair and a short brow, and I'm sort of stuck in the middle. lol

I've never been able to do anything with mine because it's alway's been too thin at the front and round my temples.

I certainly wouldn't worry about losing your hair Appear.

You'd look good with it short and some facial stubble to go with it.
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Old 20th April 2016, 10:35
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^ Cheers, sir.

It's a mixed bag on both my parents' sides - in both there's one bald brother and one fully-haired one, so no obvious indication on how mine might progress. I've spied your clippered locks though, and it does suit you well, so maybe there's some hope for me having it shorter too.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 23:19
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I question if I actually have BDD. I've already accepted that I'm an ugly bastard and nothings going to change that.
That's very common with the condition.... most people in the world have rose tinted glasses apparently, but those with BDD have grey tinted ones it seems. The treatment doesn't focus on making you see yourself differently though, just on helping you to disengage from the thoughts and behaviours related to your appearance (which generally tend to make us feel pretty awful) and therefore reduce your preoccupation with it and improve your ability to engage with life. Just typing this has made me remember how bad BDD feels.... it really, really sucks. From what I've been hearing recently, mental health services in Wales should be on the up soon.... bad that where you live should dictate the quality of treatment you get.
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Old 24th April 2016, 00:35
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What is BDD?

Seeing Jabba the Hut when you look like Luke Skywalker, or obsessing over features etc that stand out a mile, stand out a bit, or are actually perfectly fine, or in fact look bloody good?

Most people think it's looking like a 10 but seeing a 1 in the mirror because you're bonkers.

All I know is that it annoys me.

You can see in the video I posted recently that I have a big whacking gap in my teeth.

This is real, but I got over the "What can fill Cairns gap, a Boost, a boost, a Cadburys boost", "Gappy Bastard/C***" jokes etc years ago.

I actually think my teeth are quite good, apart from the gap now.

I spent years covering my mouth etc and was obsessed over them, so is that BDD?

A gap like mine is rare, and not bloody lucky either.

It's something that wasn't in my head, is real, but I spent far too much time giving a shit about.

Sometimes I look at myself and think I look quite good.

Other times I think I look weird, like when I wet shave and cut my hair close to the bone.

I've been called an "Ugly Bastard" in the past.

I had this one girl who was very attractive, and I fancied her big time.

100% she fancied me as I spent the night with her, slept with her but didn't sleep with her because of insecurities etc.

100% I could have shagged her, and some other attrsctive women I avoided when younger, but when her BF got out of prison he said to her "What did you see in him, he looks like a rat"

So it's hard to find out wtf I look like.

I know everyone has different opinions and tastes, but it's still hard to get your head around when you've been called and ugly rat bastard etc, but had the chance to shag women that are definitely attractive.

So, feck knows.
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Old 24th April 2016, 17:33
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^ I feel much the same. I feel bad about my appearance mainly because I actually am quite funny looking (to put it mildly), rather than that 'imagined ugliness', so I'm not convinced BDD is to blame. I don't know though, maybe it applies even if you aren't conventionally good looking? Obsessing over your appearance, finding faults in every little detail, and expecting everyone to see them and judge you for it; no matter how you actually look, that isn't healthy thinking.

I suppose it's like, if someone has plenty of legitimate reasons to be unhappy, they can still be suffering from clinical depression. The severity of what they feel might be as much to do with an illness than a reasonable reaction to life events.
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Old 11th May 2016, 22:41
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My obsession has moved away from my eyes and has found a new target: my back. I'm currently obsessed with how my back looks. At least it's not something I can look at without a mirror.

I realise how ridiculous this sounds and I wish I were just being silly.

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Old 12th May 2016, 13:34
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I think roids be the answer for me. Roids and chicken.
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Old 12th May 2016, 19:48
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Could do with some roids too, throw in some HGH and mother feckin, finger lickin fried chicken as well.
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Old 12th May 2016, 21:43
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You can even get roids that don't give you that roider pot-belly these days. What a time to be alive.

You still get roider face though, although that gets mistaken for a broad jawline so women probs be gushin'.
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Old 12th May 2016, 22:24
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I think it's HGH that change bone structure, not roids.

TRT should be subscribed more than it is, but it's cheaper to dish out anti d's instead that just mess you up and cause test lowering symptoms, without actually lower your levels.

I'd definitely go private, get all the blood work done and get a prescription if I could afford to.
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Old 12th May 2016, 22:35
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Roider face/moon face

I take a corticosteroid for me hayfever. I don't take enough of a dose to notice any change, but i have heard of the effect.
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Old 12th May 2016, 22:38
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Moon face sounds so cute though.

It's going on my list of pet names.
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Old 12th May 2016, 22:39
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That's basically steroid bloating weight gain face.

Were talking more of an actual change in bone structure, usually seen in the forehead or cheeeen (Mexican for chin)
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Old 12th May 2016, 22:46
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^^ Don't you dare!

^ ..... Shurrrrup.

Nah, i dunno, just thought i'd come at it from what i knew.

Doesn't testosterone injections do shit to your face too?
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Old 12th May 2016, 22:46
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Yeah I was thinking of the jaw change you can get on these awesome substances. A guy I know used to have an average face, now he got dat sharp jawline, plus he ripped like mad.

Unfortunately he also takes shedloads of ket, coke and mdma so he's probs gonna come a cropper.

Worth the risk for all the vajayjay he gets though.
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Old 12th May 2016, 22:52
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^^ Don't you dare!

^ ..... Shurrrrup.

Nah, i dunno, just thought i'd come at it from what i knew.

Doesn't testosterone injections do shit to your face too?
lol

You can get acne

Some steroids can actually stunt growth as well.
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Old 12th May 2016, 22:56
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Yeah I was thinking of the jaw change you can get on these awesome substances. A guy I know used to have an average face, now he got dat sharp jawline, plus he ripped like mad.

Unfortunately he also takes shedloads of ket, coke and mdma so he's probs gonna come a cropper.

Worth the risk for all the vajayjay he gets though.
lol
Won't be long until everything packs up so I hope he enjoys himself.
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Old 12th May 2016, 23:05
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^^^Yeah, it's really not enough to have any noticeable adverse effects - not on me anyway. I remember telling someone who had a bit of experience working around medicines or some such and she told me about moon face.

I take enough to keep the snots at bay

^ No problem. Not sure it's what was being spoken of though
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Old 12th May 2016, 23:10
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^When I take Beclometasone I just get achey eyes. This is with the prescription version anyway. When I tried beconase I had yucky blood crusts.

They tried me on a newer one called Fluticasone, which gave me more blood but no eye pain.

.. o/t.
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Old 12th May 2016, 23:34
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I'm not very knowledgeable of medications - i'm very reluctant, so i'm pretty glad that i don't suffer any shit with the roids... apart from very crusty nostrils in the morning, it's all good.
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Old 12th May 2016, 23:43
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I've heard that beconase is just a gateway drug to heroin.
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Old 13th May 2016, 00:31
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I started on beconase and before long I was doing poppers and smack
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Old 13th May 2016, 01:33
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TRT should be subscribed more than it is, but it's cheaper to dish out anti d's instead that just mess you up and cause test lowering symptoms, without actually lower your levels.

I'd definitely go private, get all the blood work done and get a prescription if I could afford to.
There does seem to be lots of evidence to support this especially for men as they get older.
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Old 20th May 2016, 10:20
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Possibly related to BDD... I'm losing weight, and I'm the lightest I've been in years (still a bit to lose though) but I'm more self-conscious than ever about being fat. Objectively I know I'm thinner, clothes that were tight on me a year ago are now a little baggy, but still I'll stare at myself in the mirror, especially when I've bought new clothes, and despair at how huge I am. I'm 11 stone, I can fit comfortably into a medium size shirt, but somehow the inner cries of 'Bloated! Too wide! Flabby! Dumpy! Embarrassing! Shameful!' feel all the louder.

At least try to make sense, brain.
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