Realmente no se como alguien se podria llegar a fijar en alguien como yo, soy fea, estoy gorda, tengo una personalidad de mierda, me cuesta demostrar lo que siento, soy una mierda de persona, todos se alejan hasta las personas que mas ame en mi vida, todos se van, todos te prometen cosas que al final no cumplen, me ilusionan, y luego se van, y ahi quedo yo, destruida, rota, intento seguir, pero empiezo con vomitos imparables, llantos que duran hasta que me quede dormida, cuesta tanto superar una desilusion, que cuando me recupere me converti en alguien frio.Era fria, con los pocos que me agradan intentaba hablar, pero con los demas era una roca, aunque por dentro seguia el dolor siempre mostraba frialdad y alegria, me sentia vacia, no sentia nada por nadie, sentia que me estaba cayendo en un vacio del que nadie me podria salvar, ahora lucho contra eso, lucho conmigo misma, a pesar de estar sola debo salir adelante sola, nadie movio nunca ni una piedra por mi, ahora debo yo pelear, mi mente esta en una guerra continua conmigo misma.

A boy suffering from congenital syphilis. The suffering this illness caused in pre-penicillin eras was completely excruciating. Approximately 15 percent of the entire population of Paris was believed to carry the disease by the end of the 19th century. Syphilis was shameful in these times, as many men got it from prostitutes working at brothels and whorehouses - symbols of decadence and debauchery in the public eyes - where it roamed free and untamed. Many people suffered in silence for whole lifetimes, subjecting themselves to treatments as horrible, prolonged and dehumanizing as the sickness itself.

See, syphilis does not necessarily kill you right away; many lived with their horrible syphilitic terror for 40 years or more. A most sinister, detailed account for it in can be found in the diary later published as La doulou: extraits du journal d'Edmond de Goncourt, describing french writers Alphonse Daudet’s gruesome ordeal in late 1800’s France. 

What is BDD ?

People who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) think about their real or perceived flaws for hours each day. They don’t have the ability to control their negative thoughts and don’t believe people who tell them that they look fine. Their thoughts may cause severe emotional distress and interfere with their daily functioning. They may miss work or school, avoid social situations and isolate themselves, even from family and friends, because they fear others will notice their flaws. They may even undergo unnecessary plastic surgeries to correct perceived imperfections, never finding satisfaction with the results.

The characteristics of BDD include:

“persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance.”

BDD most often develops in adolescents and teens, and research shows that it affects men and women almost equally. About one percent of the U.S. population has BDD.

The causes of BDD are unclear, but certain biological and environmental factors may contribute to its development, including genetic predisposition, neurobiological factors such as malfunctioning of serotonin in the brain, personality traits, and life experiences.

BDD sufferers may perform some type of compulsive or repetitive behavior to try to hide or improve their flaws although these behaviors usually give only temporary relief. Examples are listed below:

Symptoms of BDD can vary, including:

camouflaging (with body position, clothing, makeup, hair, hats, etc.)

comparing body part to others’ appearance

seeking surgery

checking in a mirror

avoiding mirrors

skin picking

excessive grooming

excessive exercise

changing clothes excessively

People with BDD suffer from obsessions about their appearance that can last for hours or up to an entire day. Hard to resist or control, these obsessions make it difficult for people with BDD to focus on anything but their imperfections. This can lead to low self-esteem, avoidance of social situations, and problems at work or school.

People with BDD commonly also suffer from the anxiety disorders obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or social anxiety disorder, as well as depression and eating disorders.