I Suffer From Bdd

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    I am a fourth year student in college.

    Every year has been a constant struggle to balance my academic and social lives. I spend so many hours a day mirror and body checking. I have the widest shoulders, ugliest body proportions, my skin is marked with stretch marks from yo-yo dieting. I'm afraid to leave my dorm into...
    LostinBDD LostinBDD
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    I Think I Have BDD

    I always have to be perfect. I fix my hair 24/7 always buying new products. I constantly look in the mirror and worry about how i look. People tell me i'm pretty but mostly my friends and i feel like they are lying. I dont see what they see. I see ugliness when I look in my...
    dgirl95 dgirl95
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2013

    Bdd

    I am sitting here writing this not sure what to write . I am 14 , and believe I suffer from BDD. I am not the usual teen freaking out over loosing 10 pounds . I am about 30 pounds overweight but this isnt the point. I cant seem to ever stop thinking about my appearance . I spend...
    Samsmith850 Samsmith850
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2012

    So Over It

    I except my other mental illnesses as part of me so I don't want to change them but this illnesses is impacting my life way too much .
    certifiable certifiable
    70+, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2013

    Getting Well

    I REALLY want to get well. I'm not interested in having BDD anymore. Is there anyone out there who has had BDD... really bad BDD like me. I mean it consumes my entire day and my life. I have these scars on my thighs from cosmetic surgery so I think I am a lost cause. Is there...
    winteryspruce winteryspruce
    51-55
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

    I Need Help For My Son

    My son has suffered with BDD for the past 10 years.  He is now 28.  I cannot convince him he has this disorder in order for him to seek help.  He has had several surgeries to correct what he thinks is problem areas and says he has plans on many many more in order...
    Nancef Nancef
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2009

    I've always been a quiet not

    so secure person since my earliest memories I first discovered my body dysmorphic disorder in 9th grade (3 years ago) I just couldn't go to school my body was telling me no but I didn't know why yet after a few weeks of being house bound I saw true life: I hate my face on MTV...
    highheelsandtattoos highheelsandtattoos
    18-21, F
    Feb 19, 2014

    Working On A Documentary

    Hi everyone! Emmy award winning company Pie Town Productions is currently in the final stages of casting for a documentary about individuals diagnosed with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. We are committed to bringing more awareness and understanding to this often misunderstood...
    ptc123 ptc123
    22-25
    1 Response Dec 2, 2010

    I have suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    for 11 years. I am at my lowest point and feel completely exhausted and depressed. My two biggest concerns include my skin and hair. I have tried various types of therapy over the years but still no further forward. Antidepressants helped a little, but I became convinced they...
    ShyRach ShyRach
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 29, 2014

    What happens if you have bdd

    and the 'perceived' defect you have is regularly commented on in whispers by strangers. This feels like all my nightmares coming at once. Any advice would be appreciated..seems totally unfair
    Kingpot12 Kingpot12
    31-35, M
    Oct 16, 2015
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