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Two weeks ago I was discharged from the hospital due to low heart rate and low weight. People say that I'm too skinny -- the doctors, my family, even some friends -- but my perception of my body changes all the time. Like sometimes I look in the mirror and think that I am too skinny, but five minutes later I might be wearing different clothes or something and I'll think I look completely fine! I know that distorted body image is when extremely underweight people see themselves as overweight, but I just see myself as normal-looking, not overweight. Has anyone experienced something similar? Sometimes I think that maybe my thinking that I look normal is due to distorted body image, but other times I think that maybe I really am normal, and people are just making a big deal out of nothing. I mean, my mom is the one who comments on my body the most, but of course she's bound to do that -- because she's my mom! Some people say I look totally normal - not even a little bit too skinny. So I'm confused.
And if I do have distorted body image...is there a physiological reason for that? Are there certain connections in my brain that just aren't working? Thanks.
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