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Old 05-21-2009
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It may sound strange, but my anxiety is triggered by my deep conviction of being ugly, and there is nothing I can do about it. I'm bound to suffer horribly, since my appearance is not going to change.
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YAY, I've always felt that way. I’m ugly with SA and a crappy education. Can't go wrong, I’m set for life.
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Old 05-21-2009
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YES YES YES!!!! That is one of my main problems for sure. I want to change my appearance.
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Old 05-21-2009
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my appearance is a major problem for me also. p.s. psyche has nothing to worry about
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Old 05-21-2009
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I was always kind of on the borderline. I could never tell if I was good looking or not, cause my mood was always affecting how I saw myself. But mostly in high school I thought I was hideous, and my body language reflected that. Result = no girlfriends. But some years later after doing CBT, SA went down, confidence went up, looks actually went down, as I didn't care about it so much, but got girls. Crazy.

And Banvard, you really look like the guy on the show Just Shoot Me - he was always dating models.
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Old 05-21-2009
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YAY, I've always felt that way. I’m ugly with SA and a crappy education. Can't go wrong, I’m set for life.
I don't think you're ugly (if that's you in the avatar).
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Old 05-21-2009
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p.s. psyche has nothing to worry about
what do you mean?
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what do you mean?
He means that she's beautiful ahaha.

Sometimes ya just gotta believe in yourself you know. I mean what you really think about you without the approval of others, it is more important I tell you.
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Old 05-21-2009
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Oh he means Psychedelicious of course.
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Old 05-21-2009
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I don't really think I'm ugly. But some days when I'm feeling bad about myself, I look in the mirror and seriously think I'm hideous.
So I guess it changes depending on my mood.
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Old 05-21-2009
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Guys if you feel that your looks play a huge role in your SA then look up body dysmorphic disorder. I've had it for ages, aswell as SA, depression - you know, all the nice things

I've found venlafaxine to help BDD alot. I see my face as normal now whereas before I scrutinised individual areas which nobody ever noticed, ever! Miniscule details of my face were massive to me. I'm by no means cured but a ton better than I was! I found the awareness of BDD in itself helps me realise that i'm being irrational and in most cases imagining problems that aren't actually there.
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Old 05-21-2009
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I don't really think I'm ugly. But some days when I'm feeling bad about myself, I look in the mirror and seriously think I'm hideous.
So I guess it changes depending on my mood.
You are very beautiful. Yes, when I feel good (which is rare) I sometimes think I'm handsome, lol.
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Old 05-22-2009
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O, it has been the scourge of my life: my ugliness. I've spent most of my life criticizing my appearance in the mirror because I do know that I'm ugly and sometime I have felt like dying because there is nothing I can do to change my overall appearance. It has contributed in making my social anxiety worse over the years. If only I could afford plastic surgery, I would immediately get it done.
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Old 05-22-2009
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Nah! ROFLOL
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Old 05-22-2009
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I think I look ugly but my obsession over it is more a result of my SA not the cause. Even though I think I'm ugly, it dosen't bother that much because it's not going to hold me back in life whereas SA does.
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Old 05-22-2009
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I've never liked the way i look, i guess i don't really class myself as ugly, but i know i look a lot worse that a lot of people.
Maybe that's the reason that you've had several relationships
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Old 05-22-2009
 

Sugar
Sugar
mmm ... ooh

She sits alone waiting for suggestions
He's so nervous avoiding all her questions
His lips are dry, her heart is gently pounding
Don't you just know exactly what they're thinking?

If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
Come on, sugar, let me know
If you really need me just reach out and touch me
Come on, honey, tell me so

He's acting shy looking for an answer
Come on, honey, let's spend the night together
Now hold on a minute before we go much further
Give me a dime so I can phone my mother
They catch a cab to his high rise apartment
At last he can tell her exactly what his heart meant

If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
Come on, sugar, let me know
If you really need me just reach out and touch me
Come on, honey, tell me so

His heart's beating like a drum
'Cause at last he's got his girl home
Relax, baby, now we are alone

[break]

They wake at dawn 'cause all the birds are singing
Two total strangers but that ain't what they're thinking
Outside it's cold, misty and it's raining
They got each other, neither one's complaining
He say's I'm sorry but I'm out of milk and coffee
Never mind, sugar, we can watch the early movie

If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
Come on, sugar, let me know
If you really need me just reach out and touch me
Come on, honey, tell me so
Tell me so, baby
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Old 05-22-2009
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
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Old 05-22-2009
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YES YES YES!!!! That is one of my main problems for sure. I want to change my appearance.
I think you're a babe. Truth.

I've seen far worse than me is all I can say. There are times in the summer when my hair looks like shit and I hate going outside, but that's about it.
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Old 05-22-2009
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Sometimes I feel ugly and sometimes I'm ok with myself. I try not to obsess over it too much, but it's really hard not to in this society where we're surrounded by photoshopped images of perfection, driven by cynical commercial enterprises who want to make us all feel ugly and unworthy in order to pick our pockets :P
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