Welcome to Healing Well, LG! So good to have you with us!
I have found so much support, validation and encouragement here, and hope you will too!
This is not an illness that I know much about but I am sure others will have information for you.
I have read it's good to keep a BDD journal, and jot down your thoughts and chart how extreme your feelings of BDD are at that particular time. After some time, you'll notice that a pattern forms, and certain situations are much more likely to cause an attack than others. Once you find what these situations are, you can make the choice of avoiding them if they are unbeneficial to you, or trying to face them, but with a new understanding. You can use CBT skills to help find your way through situations that would normally cause an attack.
I am sorry this is something you have to struggle with, take care of you.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”