Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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    Jul 31, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    Just wondering if anyone else has this. If so how are you dealing with it,/ what's your story.

    Hoping to connect to someone who knows what it's like. Thanks,
  • tautomer

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    Jul 31, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    JackBlair69 saidNo such "disorder."


    False.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorder
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    JackBlair69 saidNo such "disorder."


    MY ASS I have it!!!
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    Jul 31, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    JackBlair69 saidNo such "disorder."


    I get what you're saying, heh. But yeah, it IS a real disorder.
  • andrewVonPelt

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    Jul 31, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    it's real, i have it! lol
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    Jul 31, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    JackBlair69 saidNo such "disorder."


    I get what you're saying, heh. But yeah, it IS a real disorder.


    Yes it is and it FUCKING SUCKS!
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    Jul 31, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    jwwtaker saidit's real, i have it! lol


    Have you ever heard of anorexia nervosa? it's just like that ....
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    Jul 31, 2012 9:22 AM GMT
    It's also call it manorexia.

    I used to bribe my personal trainer to get him to train me to add another kilogram of muscle even though my weight was already ridiculous. In my eyes I was never big enough despite what people were telling me. Adding on weight was first a goal orientated thing but it turned into something different.

    I still don't think I am big enough especially if I see the perceived "size" of guys in pictures. Someone explained to me that most of the guys are really cut which makes them look bigger in the picture. I was really confused as to how guys weighed less (and were shorter) than me but looked bigger than me so that explanation helped me a lot to understand the situation.

    For me it was all about perception. I just needed to change my mindset.

    Thanks for reading.
  • bad_wolf

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    Jul 31, 2012 9:51 AM GMT
    Thing to keep in mind is not to confuse this with dedication and the frustration at lack of desired progress.
    As a generaly rule of thumb psychological disorders tend to have destructive behaviours, harming other or yourself.

    It's the difference between being a committed fitness buff and cutting the fat from your thighs with a kitchen knife (no joke).
  • Beeftastic

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    Jul 31, 2012 11:32 AM GMT
    I have it, and it's the number one thing that has kept me from happiness in my life. I have fought the effects in one way or another my entire adult life. It does suck, and for me, while I can work on minimizing it's impact, it keeps popping up in one way or another ruining different aspects of my world.
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    Jul 31, 2012 11:33 AM GMT
    so much easier to put people on ignore than waste time debating. icon_biggrin.gif
  • FireDoor211

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    Jul 31, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    I think I have a touch of it, I just try to keep looking in the mirror and focusing on looking my body realistically. Nothing beats disillusionment like the facts! I also do a series of measurements to figure out my body fat percentage (as opposed to BMI). I feel it's a healthier way to track progress.
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    Jul 31, 2012 12:46 PM GMT
    calguy456 saidJust wondering if anyone else has this. If so how are you dealing with it,/ what's your story.

    Hoping to connect to someone who knows what it's like. Thanks,


    Who knows, but it sounds like Bullshit Disorder to me.

  • FireDoor211

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    Jul 31, 2012 12:53 PM GMT
    earthsearch saidIt's also call it manorexia.

    I used to bribe my personal trainer to get him to train me to add another kilogram of muscle even though my weight was already ridiculous. In my eyes I was never big enough despite what people were telling me. Adding on weight was first a goal orientated thing but it turned into something different.

    I still don't think I am big enough especially if I see the perceived "size" of guys in pictures. Someone explained to me that most of the guys are really cut which makes them look bigger in the picture. I was really confused as to how guys weighed less (and were shorter) than me but looked bigger than me so that explanation helped me a lot to understand the situation.

    For me it was all about perception. I just needed to change my mindset.

    Thanks for reading.


    I know that probably not many people's opinions matter much more than your own, bu I think you are the perfect size for your build. I'd stick with it.
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    Jul 31, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    earthsearch saidIt's also call it manorexia.

    I used to bribe my personal trainer to get him to train me to add another kilogram of muscle even though my weight was already ridiculous. In my eyes I was never big enough despite what people were telling me. Adding on weight was first a goal orientated thing but it turned into something different.

    I still don't think I am big enough especially if I see the perceived "size" of guys in pictures. Someone explained to me that most of the guys are really cut which makes them look bigger in the picture. I was really confused as to how guys weighed less (and were shorter) than me but looked bigger than me so that explanation helped me a lot to understand the situation.

    For me it was all about perception. I just needed to change my mindset.

    Thanks for reading.



    That's not my proplem i dont want more bulk i want less! i only weigh147 im 5-9 1/2 and i would still like to lose about 15-20 more pounds thats what this does to you when you look in the mirror i know it sounds like BULLSHIT but you wouldnt understand unless youve been their......
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    Jul 31, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    Thanks to all those who replied in a positive matter. To those who claim the disorder does not exist, you are wrong. BDD is not a 'first world problem' and it is documented all around the globe. Do some research before you embarrass yourself.

    That being said, is anyone being treated for it? Medications, therapy etc? I'm really feeling alone in this.
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    Jul 31, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    a guy at work always says I have it.
  • Trepeat

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    Jul 31, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    Medication and therapy won't solve your problems.

    I'd recommend tens of thousands of dollars in cosmetic surgery until you look exactly how you want to.
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    Trepeat saidMedication and therapy won't solve your problems.

    I'd recommend tens of thousands of dollars in cosmetic surgery until you look exactly how you want to.


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  • PBLH

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    Jul 31, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    I have it at times but I am getting a lot better as I love myself and understand me more.
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    yea im a former anoerexic, and i was dangerously underweight at 20 yrs old i was 6" tall and 98lbs!

    now im 250lbs after gruelling training and force feeding for a couple of years, was hell but it needed to happen for me. not so hung up on it these days but i stil see a skinny little boy when i look in the mirror, it sound ridiculous but i still buy medium and small clothes, if i buy without trying them on lol, and im an xxl in sports clothes

    it does suck, but there are worse disorders out there. aneorexia was crippling emotionally devastating and physically destructive for me and most who suffer.

    my gp calls me biggerexic now lol. but i think it is very common in the modern man, for whom the pressures of achieving te perfect body or the biggest physique or whatever. is higher by far than it has ever been
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    lucky_sevn saidyea im a former anoerexic, and i was dangerously underweight at 20 yrs old i was 6" tall and 98lbs!

    now im 250lbs after gruelling training and force feeding for a couple of years, was hell but it needed to happen for me. not so hung up on it these days but i stil see a skinny little boy when i look in the mirror, it sound ridiculous but i still buy medium and mall clothes, if i buy without trying them on lol.

    it does suck, but there are worse disorders out there. aneorexia was crippling emotionally devastating and physically destructive for me and most who suffer.

    my gp calls me biggerexic now lol. but i think it is very common in the modern man, for whom the pressures of achieving te perfect body or the biggest physique or whatever. is higher by far than it has ever been


    See my mother is talking about putting me in the hospital for this cause i wont eat i just wont amd then ill work out and take Amphetamines heart attack waiting to happen but i just feel like i never look good enough the people that are getting on this thread and saying rude shit you have no idea how this controls your FUCKING EVERY THOUGHT!!!
  • d694485

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    Jul 31, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    I think it's really important to note that good photography skills and photoshop can make practically everyone look good. I think that's a big reason why we think we never look how we want.
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    d694485 saidI think it's really important to note that good photography skills and photoshop can make practically everyone look good. I think that's a big reason why we think we never look how we want.



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  • Beeftastic

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    Jul 31, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    bloomtooperish said

    you have no idea how this controls your FUCKING EVERY THOUGHT!!!


    That's a very good way of putting it. I'm sorry for your challenges, I hope you get some professional help.