Yeah I have a bigger nose with a dip in it at the bridge and small chest that have always made me self-conscious and being told that my friends were always prettier than me by bullies or even my own mom when I was younger. It’s really messed with me.
I can sympathize. My older brother and sister teased me very early on (4 or 5 years old?) I was a sensitive child and would cry easily and they would laugh at me.
Then when I got older (about
11/12) and my adult teeth grew in I had an overbite - I was nicknamed Bucky.
I got braces - and it was fixed but I still wouid hide my teeth until I met a guy at university who out of the blue said he’d written his brother and told him he’d met a girl with a beautiful smile. He wasn’t aware that I had been teased - so he just said that on his own...
From that point on I smiled showing my teeth.
When I was about
16 I put on a pair of cutoff shorts and my mom looked at me and said “oh you’ve inherited my fat legs”
Nice thing for a mother to say to a teenage girl, hey???
The thing is I didn’t have fat legs - I was into many sports - favorite one being track. I had very toned legs.I look at photos now and shake my head that I believed her.
Savedbygrace - I’m sorry you’re dealing with the hair loss - and I’m hoping as treatment goes on it stops - sooner than later. I doubt it would be permanent.
With lyme we aren’t just dealing with horrid symptoms - like pain, neuropathy, cognitive dysfunction etc - we’re also dealing with physical changes to our looks.
It’s not fair!!!
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi