Paul’s Story

Having had BDD for many years it is good to see a site for local sufferers. I developed it at 15 years of age with a compulsion to cover up my pale skin. At one stage I didn’t leave the house for nearly 2 years. I didn’t want to be seen by anyone. It effected my personal life in a major way. Covering up continued for a long time & any physical changes threw me into a panic.

It has take decades for me to arrive at ¬†an acceptance of the way I look. Maybe if I had met other sufferers earlier it would have made a positive difference. I’ve come to see how helpful talking about & continued exposure of the problem can be. Its a great idea that there is the possibility for sufferers to get together & discuss BDD & its effects on our lives.

Hoping to hear from others how they are coping.

- Paul

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