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Old 03-12-2001, 09:00 PM   #1
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I hate mirrors

Does anyone look in the mirror every 5 minutes like me ? I have body dismorphic disorder, which is an obsessive disorder. Sometimes I feel so alone, I'm driving myself crazy <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> along with the rest of my family. acne sux!

 
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Old 03-12-2001, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: I hate mirrors

I totally hear ya. I had it horrible at one point in life and I think that's the time I looked at myself MOST in the mirror! try to figure that one out. anyway, have you tried accutane? that is what i went on after nothing else worked and after 6 months, i am as clear as can be. good luck and try to hang in there <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
Old 03-13-2001, 07:09 AM   #3
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no, I only have mild acne and I was prescribed differen and minocycline so I have not tried Accutane but I feel that at some point I will. Well, since my face looked soooo good and cleared up, I thought maybe I could ditch the minocycline but I'm starting to break out some, not horrible but what bothers me so much is where I get a pimple and it leaves a red mark- I HATE THAT!

 
Old 03-13-2001, 03:03 PM   #4
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yea i hear ya. Ever since october i've been mildly umm... depressed. cuz of my skin. But like last week it started clearing up with all the stuff im on. I think i've finally served my term and now things are looking up. Life is now good once again. good luck

 
Old 03-13-2001, 07:02 PM   #5
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yep...mirrors suck! anytime I get even close to one, in the car, bathroom, someone elses house, I take a look...like a major change is gonna occur! I hate mirrors!

 
Old 03-14-2001, 09:43 PM   #6
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I know just what you mean. The worst part for me is after accutane my face has cleared up but now I am obsessed with the red marks and scars it's a never ending cycle. I read a book called "The Broken Mirror" about BDD and it helped just knowing other people were in the same place as me. Also, I work in a jewelry dept. so everywhere I turn is a mirror under those horrid flourescent lights <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> i stare at myself so intensely sometimes I don't even hear customers asking for help!

 
Old 03-14-2001, 10:30 PM   #7
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Thank god I dont have perfect eyesight, that away when I look in a mirror from a few feet away I appear flawless, or not that bad at all. When I put on my perscription sunglasses and look into the CAR mirror, the visor, I nearly drop dead. It seriously makes me look disfigured or ill, especially when the sun is on your face. The rear view mirror is the worst.

 
Old 03-15-2001, 12:39 PM   #8
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The rearview mirror is bad, sometimes I have to pull the car over just to cry <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> I hate having my hair done too, hours of just sitting in front of the mirror just staring at myself. Yuck.

 
Old 03-15-2001, 01:06 PM   #9
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rearview mirrors do SUCK. I will be driving and looking in the mirror at the same time......I was driving along and kept looking at myself and my Dad freaked out and pulled the darn thing down so I wouldn't look <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> He said that if I didn't stop doing that, I would have have an accident and cut my face all up and really have something to worry about.... so I started thinking about that and I try not to look while I'm driving as much <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/tongue.gif">

 
Old 03-15-2001, 04:25 PM   #10
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The mirrors on car visors are the worst! Yeesh.

My car has a sunroof/moonroof, so I'm glad I can keep that open. It makes the lighting more "even" in my car.

Crikey.

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Old 03-16-2001, 10:14 AM   #11
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Yes mirrors in general are bad....but I still vote public bathroom mirrors as the all time worst mirrors in the world...lol

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