The hamster has a cone on!
Anonymous said: Can thyroid related issues being caused by AN? I was diagnossed with AN a long time ago, and yesterday I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, so I don't know if it's a side effect of it or maybe due other factors.
I don’t know, unfortunately :/ I’ll try to look into this and see if I can find anything though.
Copied and pasted from a different post I just replied to recently:
Eating disorders can “cause” what would be seen as hypothyroidism. I have seen it referenced in many places, particularly recalling “Decoding Anorexia” by Carrie Arnold - I can’t get the book out right now, but I recall the cringing at know some doctors give people with AN hypo-thyroid medication! *edit* just found the page where they talk about it:
"Hormone production also slows. ‘The endocrine system is considerably affected. We know that most of the female hormones need fat to be produced,’ he said. ‘The thyroid slows down because there isn’t enough protein to bind to the various aspects of iodine and so on, so thyroid production is actually quite low. Although this looks like hypothyroidism in labs results, it’s actually a very common sign of malnutrition.’" - Decoding Anorexia by Carrie Arnold page 88
Wikipedia even shows it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorexia_nervosa_(differential_diagnoses)
Here is a study that somewhat talks about it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3278909/
Fyodor Dostoevsky (via itsquoted)
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky (via exhaustingmemory)
*behavior* *behavior* *behavior*
*Still eats the food.*
Why do I actually feel worse when I do a behavior and then still eat….Probably because the EDs idea was that the behavior was to try and prevent it.
BDD doesn’t work the way people think at does, at least for me. I don’t look at myself in the mirror and see an overweight girl. I can still see my hip bones, I can still see my ribs; it’s not that I’m blind to those things, it’s that the things that I don’t like are exaggerated. That’s really the only word there is for it: exaggerated. They seem disproportionally large—not only (TW) too fat, but like I’m looking at them through a lens or bringing them closer to my eyes. It’s very hard to describe.
The first BDD myth I would like to debunk is that it only affects people with eating disorders. Absolutely not true! BDD is a somatoform disorder that makes the sufferer pinpoint a minor or even imagined flaw and obsess over it to the point where they see it in that exaggerated state I mentioned earlier. For example, a man might be unhappy with the placement of his hairline. That would turn into him thinking he’s going bald, stressing over the prospect of hairlessness, constantly checking his hairline in the mirror, wearing hats in public and maybe even getting hair transplants—all over a “flaw” that he created for himself. The man would look in the mirror and see that his hairline had gone farther back when, in reality, it hasn’t moved. But how can he know that? What he sees shows him that it’s moved back and this petrifies him to no end.
Another BDD myth is that we see ourselves as ugly every day. This isn’t true for me, and I doubt it’s true for most people. Actually, I have some days where I look in the mirror, stop and think “THIS is what I look like? Why do I hate my body again?” I’ve never been able to see myself as “pretty” or “beautiful” but I can look in the mirror and not be horrified by my appearance.
Then, there are the bad days. For me, the bad body-image days out number the good. The features I tend to obsess over are my arms, legs and chin/neck. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know, but these are what I call my “trouble spots”. On bad days, I either completely abstain from mirrors because I’m literally terrified to see these parts of my body or I’ll look in one every twenty minutes to see if they’ve changed any.
(TW) When I was in the middle of my eating disorder, I never much cared about having a flat stomach. It was always my legs, arms and chin/neck area that I focused on. I wanted a thigh gap, I wanted a sleek chin, I wanted stick arms. To be perfectly frank, I still do. But I ignore that urge for two reasons, the first being because of my BDD, even if I got those things I wouldn’t be able to enjoy them. Half the time, I wouldn’t be able to see them. It would be pointless. The other reason is that while those things are fine, they’re not me. I don’t have a willowy figure; it’s just not the way God made me. I don’t know why and I don’t need to, but it’s irrational for me to expect myself to get willowy figure proportions with my build. I’ve got an athletic body—not stocky, but medium height and firm.
But I digress. I hope this helps you understand or explain BDD. It’s a complicated disorder, but one we really need to learn more about. More people suffer from it than you’d think."
This is really a good insight into one person’s struggle. I encourage others to submit in a similar matter! We are all here for you.
I have been skeptical of watching Juui Dolittle for a long time. IDK why, when I read the synopsis before it sounded annoying. Then I clicked on it on Gooddrama.net where it shows the cast and I be like…teeheheheheheheheheheehehehee………
Oguri Shun and Narimiya Hiroki in the same drama….. Yay. It’s kind of interesting seeing Hiroki as a “nice guy” even though I watch him in Aibou, I still think of J from Bloody Monday, or with that same presence…or maybe it’s just his presence in general!
In this drama with Oguri Shun, I’m kind of getting the Hyuga Toru vibe but different, as it should be being a different character.. Oh and Inoue Mao is in this one too, so yeah, nostalgic Hana Yori Dango…
There should be a drama where they get Oguri Shun, Matsumoto Jun and Inoue Mao together again as a cast….
I was just thinking about it, before 7th grade or so in middle school I used to be way more like…not afraid to hug people and stuff. then one day in 7th grade a different kid that apparently had issues, I basically touched him on the shoulder to get his attention and he freaked out (confirmed later on in the year when he freaked out when a different girl did the same thing someone asked him what was wrong and he was just like “I have issues”). From then on I was terrified of touching people. If I accidentally bumped into someone it was like I was afraid I practically molested them and they hated me and I did something terrible. After that; afraid to touch people or be near them, hug them, be happy/ out going because I was so afraid they’d hate me by violating them somehow with the simplest touch…