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No. 798 [Reply]

I'm not feeling good.
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No.808

>>803
Not OP, but I've had the flu for two weeks before. It was a really nasty case that almost killed me a few years back. I got hospitalized over it. I had never been so sick in my entire life.

No.809

>>808
idk if thats the flu… that's pneumonia!

No.812

>>808
>>809
OP here. Got out of the hospital last night. I went in thinking I had pneumonia (had started to exhibit all the symptoms, really). It was pretty quick as far as ER visits go and everything was free (thank god). I have bronchitis though and they did find a small number of solid particles in my lungs as well. I've been feeling a lot better since.

No.813

>>812
glad you're ok, anon

No.815

>>809
When I was hospitalized they ran some tests and confirmed it was the flu. Unless they are just incompetent and was wrong. Wouldn't surprise me, the hospital here really sucks.

>>812
That's good that you're doing better. What do you plan on doing once you're back to 100%?



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No. 211 [Reply]

Bottling only makes it harder.
This thread is intented for people who would like to rant and write out their feelings.

It's possible to just spill everything in the textbox, explain it detailed or even write poems/haikus or stories, whatever your want.
You can give yourself a time- or character limit if you feel overwhelmed with writing down all that is going on.
You may also ask for advice or similiar.


It's hard to keep up a happy face, don't hide under a mask in order to lie to yourself.
Be honest with yourself and your feelings, that's the first step towards self improvement.
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No.1036

Anon, please turn off the computer and never turn it back on. Do it for yourself. Do it for God.

No.1055

This is the best thread I ever made. This is my last post on the internet. I'm not dying, I'll just stop posting.

No.1056

>>1055
thanks for sticking around friend

No.1099

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Now that my medication has a generic brand my insurance wont cover as much for my meds. I wouldn't be mad, but I don't think they cover the same for the off brands

No.1102

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Does having worked customer service inherently make one put a "customer service face" in any other future job and non-work interaction they may ever have? Ever since my fast food and brief call center job, I wonder if the fake customer service persona I needed at them all the time hasn't spilled into the way I interact with anyone besides family. I had such horrible experiences at the fast food job in particular, I wouldn't even be surprised if it permanently deformed my personality like that. Now my interactions with others feel even more artificial and I feel like I can never fully seperate my work persona from my non-work one (This is probably another sign out of many I will end up becoming a workaholic in the near future).



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No. 726 [Reply]

for anyone who needs it
this is your sign to see a therapist
you can even get it free
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No.738

>>726
Going to a therapist destroyed my life. It would have been better if I had just started drinking.

No.739

>>738
How is that possible

No.740

>>732
Most of Freud's ideas are now discredited or outdated in the psychoanalytical community, but he did pave the way for other more competent psychologists like Jung. Any therapist that still practices Freudian psychology is so fucking clueless they should be fired, it would be like coming to a job that requires chemical engineering when you have a degree in alchemy.

Saying that psychotherapy is a scam would be painting with too broad a stroke, some therapists do genuinely want to help you, the fact that they may be getting paid for it doesn't change anything. You could argue that their methods are ineffective, but that also depends on the therapist and which methods they use.

Personally, I learned enough about this stuff that I could almost become a psychotherapist myself, I did it to help myself with my own problems, and I really love helping other people with this knowledge whenever I can, but once you get to this level you're faced with the annoying fucking problem of actually getting all these miserable people to want to help themselves. I have friends whose problems are super easy to solve, but they just won't even begin to solve them because of their own mental barriers, and this is where I imagine the real challenge for a psychotherapist begins. It's like being a doctor and you can easily cure some illness with a few tablets, but all your patients are superstitious and don't believe that medicine works.

So don't be like these guys, anon. Find a therapist that works for you, find good friends who can listen to you, make some kind of moral effort, or at least do self-therapy through the internet. It's absolutely worth it.

No.745

>>740
i love jung

No.747

My dad wasn't in my life growing up. I guess it's true boys without proper male role models can't grow into men. Hmmm.



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No. 129 [Reply]

How does it feel to have a personality disorder? It gives me something curiosity…

Tell me anon, what does it make you feel?

Tell me your histories.
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No.575

>>129
i have bpd, c-ptsd, an eating disorder, mdd, sad, derealization and a bunch of other shit. basically i want to die (more so in the winter), think everyone hates me, want people to hurt me, and i lie a lot

No.589

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>>572
>The section on psychotherapy even sounds like brainwashing, like these people just need to be returned to "normal" despite the lack of compelling justifications for doing so

>Should this really be considered a disorder? There are so many kinds of people in the world and it seems you could create whatever groups you wanted out of them.


there is a growing movement of people who are of the above opinions, related to trad psych. i am among them. many times, but not always, the treatment does more harm than good.

i personally am deeply opposed to almost all of the methods, approaches, and underlying beliefs about psychology and psychiatry.

No.590

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>>572

can you tell us more about what you've been experiencing that could be considered noteworkthy?

No.625

>>129
I live with Schizoid Personality Disorder (and Schizophrenia). It's frustrating to say the least. I just simply don't want to be around others that I don't really, really love, but people force themselves on me. One of the most angering things about it is being misunderstood by people. Everyone thinks that because I avoid them that I hate them (the least frustrating) or that I'm depressed (very frustrating) or something like that. I do have abandonment issues with people that I really love though. I can't stand not being around them or not spending time with them sometimes.
If you are (or anyone else is) still around and has any specific questions then feel free to ask away.

No.627

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It's just how it is. I can't know anything about how other people think or feel. I only know how my world is. I guess I might be schizoid. I've been a hikki for a decade and never felt lonely. I don't really enjoy much, and I don't really feel most emotions strongly. I guess just about the only thing I like is dreaming. I suppose my life is bad, but I don't really want to be something else, just not be at all.

I might be able to describe dissociation and derealization because there was a time before I had them, and a time after and I can compare the two. Derealization is odd. It's like looking at something, and seeing it not as a single real thing, but as a bunch of unrelated properties. There's a redness, and a roundness, and a shininess here, so I must be looking at an apple. But I no longer see the apple as a single thing that has all those properties. I mean that's not exactly true, but that's the best I can describe it. Disassociation is sort of like that but for my thoughts and feelings. It's like they exist somewhere else in a disjointed fashion and don't really concern "me". It's almost a bit like being half dead. Like I lost half of what I am somewhere and I can't find it again. I'm confused and can't remember what's happened to me, but I don't even really care since I don't really feel like this is important. Like, it's someone else's problem. Another way to put it is it's like going in and out of light fevered sleep, but in waking life.



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No. 569 [Reply]

Any of you guys are dealing with Hunchback posture and/or Forward head posture? It's so annoying, I'm also trying to deal with my weak chin.

Share your experiences, stories, tips, anything that help to get a better posture.

No.570

Can't say I do much to maintain a better posture, but every once in a while, something shows up on the internet that makes me sit up straight.

No.573

>>570
Same here. As I was looking at the picture, tried to fix my posture, and then read your post. lol
I do need to work on my posture, but my desk is a little awkward and small so I have to sit in an odd fashion at it.
My ribs actually are starting to hurt more than my back or anything else, also my chair isn't that great either. I need a replacement whenever I can scrounge up the money to get a new one.

No.576

When I'm out and about I just lean against a wall once in a while to remember how to stand straight.

No.578

I'm going to buy one of these posture corrector to see if it works, any advice?



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No. 300 [Reply]

I have moderate acne on my face and moderate/severe acne on my chest and back. Ive had it since a teenager and never really cared but recenetly decided that I ought to do something about it.

Has anyone had any experience with this?
Any over the counter products you would recommend?
Any lifestyle changes?
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No.302

Generally eating better also really helps. Of course, bathing daily and generally being more hygenic are serious helps. There also are prescription solutions available that may be logical if your acne is hormonal or something not directly caused by you, but I imagine that would be a discussion to have with a doctor.

No.303

I highly recommend taking a look at /r/skincareaddiction's wiki, they have a pretty good suggested beginner routine to follow. For years I had a bit of acne that I could never seem to escape no matter how careful I was about not touching my face, but I followed a few of their tips/suggestions and it cleared right up! I can't speak to how effective their advice is when it comes to moderate/severe acne since mine was really minor, but it seems like a lot of people have found success with the advice there.

https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/wiki/index

Aside from that, general upkeep stuff like drinking plenty of water, not touching your face, maintaining a healthy diet, is really important. I also agree with >>302 , talking to a dermatologist would be in your best interest since you said your acne is a bit on the severe side.

No.304

>>303
big up, man
that place really helped me out when i was a teen

No.307

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>>303
>sebaceous filaments
>Great! Now I know what those are and how to get rid of the-
>unfixable

I'm even more disappointed.

No.577

>>300
I know this may be a bit late since this post is over a year old, but I personally have a nice older croatian lady in my town that does skincare for her customers. It costs 50-60€ an hour, depending on how much she likes you and how nice and polite you are to her. It really helped me going there about once a month. Also, as an additional tip, for anything service related, if you're european, go to eastern european people, the vast majority of them are honest and hard working people that do their job well because they believe it's the right thing to do, not because they get money out of it unless you hit one of the rare mines where you get your shit fucked up because they don't know what they're doing and are hoping you don't notice.



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No. 4 [Reply]

I'm legitimately curious if any of my fellow chu/bm/en(?) have insightful advice/experience on this topic:

Is there really a point when taking any steps towards any level of 'transitioning' becomes fundamentally a waste of time?

I'm past the third-way point in my life, and I feel like shit; I would never want surgery or anything like that, but when I look into the mirror I see something too far gone to even bother /trying/ to cd, or hell, even start a tailored exercise regimen instead of general fitness. I know people redefine their identity at all sorts of different points in their lives; but I feel that on some fundamental level I *know* it'll never "work," so why even bother? why face that disappointment? Is never knowing the even worse fate, though, I don't know.

For that matter, do any of you have any tricks for dealing with that profound sense of I guess ennui? Ways of normalising and coping with the eternal questioning of oneself; on how to better deal with self-perception, or fuck, even meditation techniques to better understand one's true state of mind, potentiality and desires?

So I'd like to know what, if any, experiences y'all've had wrestling, and any advice you may carry towards the real boots-on-the-ground realities of overcoming or compromising with, any of this. Honest personal insights.
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No.111

While I sincerely appreciate y'all's honest and thoughtful responses, I'm not entirely certain you've understood what I was actually talking about…

No.112

>>111
:( sorry man. how is trying to lose weight going for you as of now?

also i would say any effort towards self improvement could never be a waste of time

No.565

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Only drink you must drink is water, maybe sometimes some green tea. (it must be brewed fresh at home, NO SHITTY NORMAL-IDIOT BRANDS, many crappy brands brew yellow and taste like shit. real green tea brews nice green color so make sure you test out a few of the lesser known and more natural brands as those tend to brew better tea.)
(Try to get natural spring water for low natural fluoride content or a reverse osmosis water brand or a home reverse osmosis filter to avoid craploads of fluoride and chlorine)
(Most random filters you can buy can remove some chlorine but never claim to remove 100% of all fluoride, so don't trust that for that purpose)
(always call up or email your water brand and ask them for a detailed water quality report. Make sure fluoride levels and ingredient lists are 100% transparent and clearly mentioned. If they wont give you this, find another brand that will. The nice ones always have no problem sending you an email with all the details you ask for. Just be polite)

GOOD CARBS ONLY: beans, lentils, peas, oats

GOOD PROTEIN ONLY: beans, lentils, spirulina, hemp protein powder, nuts and seeds

GOOD FATS ONLY: raw nuts and seeds and avocado and coconut

LOTS OF VEG: brightly colored of various colors. frozen veg is cheapest and will give you the most. roast/bake in oven and eat with balsamic vinegar

LITTLE FRUIT: dark blue/purple/red FROZEN BERRIES = cheapest and give you the most for your money.

No.566

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>>565
supplement nascent iodine, b12 methylcobalamin, and D3 cholecalciferol. (avoid cyanocobalamin and lanolin- easier to avoid if you try to find "vegan" versions of these)
(Look up the long list of symptoms associated with deficiency in these)
(I found these supplements on amazon, and I felt that I found more options and better prices than what I found by walking into normal store)
(I should mention that many iodine supplements are mixed as in part ioDINE and part ioDIDE(s). I would suggest doing your own research on a fully 100% ioDINE one, vs the other. I tried to avoid mixes after what I learned from my research. Some "totally legit people" love to crawl out of the woodwork and scream "NASCENT IODINE ISN'T REAL!!!!". Well I fucking bought some and I liked it.)
In my personal experience I was getting lots of dry cracked bleeding skin and thinning of the skin all over my body, like I would brush up against something and my hands would get cut like nothing and get blood blisters and my lips and butthole would constantly get dry and crack and bleed for no fucking reason. I had some joint pain and eczema and psoriasis (very minor thank God) I also had some weird thyroid issues and my hair was falling out and I felt very weak and tired all the time and when depression hit, it would hit extra hard, like even more than usual (which was literally always, and still is, but not so sharply painful, but obviously still very painful) I'm just saying that in my own personal experience, after I took these and followed the instructions on the bottles I noticed some improvement and I'm probably going to keep it up from now on. I'm glad I discovered these, so I'm just saying- Do your own research.

No.567

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I am not a doctor. ask your doctor before doing anything.



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No. 482 [Reply]

Anyone trying to lose weight?

What are you doing? Any progress?

I'm thinking of picking up fasting for at least a month.
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No.523

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Fasting is easy to pick up if you do it right. You can do it daily no problems, this is how I did it I wasn't really strict with myself about this.
Just spend 16 hours a day not eating, counting sleep. If you sleep for 8 hours, do not eat for the first four hours you're awake, and then the last four hours in the day. As you get more used to this crunch the hour down one by one until you find a limit. Some people can take this days or weeks, but for your purposes just getting the discipline to reject food will be enough.
The next thing to do is eat things that fill you up and give you energy. Don't eat junk, candy, or sugar in general. Eat fruit, vegetables and meat with fat. Your body craves these things and 6oz of fatty ground beef and vegetables holds you better than a bunch of fried breads and is better for you.
Purge soy, everything with soy in it gives you estrogen, and its always loaded with other shit you don't need and doesn't do anything for you.

Try to get some form of exercise with this and drink green tea to calm your initial cravings for food. The hard craving will last two months before you're used to it and the tea will suppress your appetite while you adjust.
Good luck anon.

No.524

>>523
Can you recommend me some fruits and vegetables that actually fill you up to the point of feeling satisfied. That's my biggest problem with my diet, they won't feel me up, and then I'll end up snacking or eating another meal entirely on top of it.

No.525

I'm trying, but it's getting harder. Usually I don't eat anything for about 12 hours after the breakfast and when the night comes I tend to eat everything I see. In the last month I lost about 3kg.

I highly recommend this video.

No.553

>>523
Fasting actually works. There's an app you can get called "Zero" that I use and it helps me to stay on track. When I was really dedicated for a month, everyone was commenting on how much progress I had made and I fit into something that I wasn't able to wear for a long time. I stopped for a few weeks and gained it all back so now I'm starting again. It sounds difficult but it's incredibly easy, especially if you're not someone who enjoys breakfast.

The information on soy though is bullshit. If soy contained oestrogen, Asian men would be walking around with giant man boobs. There's nothing wrong with soy and things like soy milk, tofu and edamame are great low calorie, filling snacks or additions to healthy meals. If anything, avoid dairy.

No.555

>>524
Nta but beans are really filling. You can make a chilli with kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans and I can guarantee it will fill you. Also you can add beans to soups, stir fries and salads.



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No. 355 [Reply]

Anyone have any experience with antidepressants here? I'm getting so desperate I'm willing to try anything.
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No.362

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>>359
>they will deprive you of certain rights, use the fact that you've been on anti-depressants before against you in court (it goes on a public "permanent record" sort of thing)

Could you provide a source on that? I did some searches for "anti-depressants/SSRIs permanent record", "anti-depressants/SSRIs used as evidence in court", and a few other permutations but I couldn't find anything that matched up with what you're saying.

No.403

>>362
I'm not motivated enough to find a source, but whenever you hear the talking point that the mentally ill should not be allowed to have guns, that's because if you've been on medication in many states you will not be allowed to purchase them, as many anti-depressant medications are also explicit anti-psychotic medications.

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I forgot all about this thread, here's an update if anyone is interested.
I've been taking 10mg of prozac daily since late June. After a month of that I went back to the doctor and she prescribed abilify in supplement to the prozac. I never went out and got any abilify (partly due to depression/anxiety and also due to my fears of all these meds). That doctor stopped working at that office and a month or so later I met with another doctor who recommended that I up my dose of prozac to 20mg daily. I said nah I think 10 is fine for now. Idk why I really said that, I havn't felt different at all since I started taking this shit. Not even any side effects or anything I feel pretty much exactly the same. I wasn't expecting a drastic change to my personality or anything but damn Is this all just a big meme?

I still feel like a big loser and I fucking hate myself and only leave the house to go to work or go see a movie like once a month.
The only real tangible difference I can identify is that I no longer despise my job or going to work long ass shifts. Idk if this is due to the drug or just me being there long enough that I've simple accepted it and learned to bear it.

Anyways I'm gonna try shrooms with a college who has said it helped him with his depression over the coming winter so hopefully that will help me out a bit.

No.460

>>405
did you end up doing it, anon?

No.522

CBD hemp flower or oil



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No. 489 [Reply]

https://youtube.com/watch?v=0ROokw5OHRc [Embed]
This is NOT an April Fools joke, you can tell because it's a day later. If you think Truck-kun needs to be tagable at e-hentai and have an account, say so in the thread. All I need is one account to back me up and then by the rules there simply has to be a vote on it!

You know we need to be able to find out where Truck-kun has gone last to protect ourselves. Vote for my tag! JUST DO IT!!! For the lolis! And if you don't have an account then spread my link and get the word out so someone will vote for it!!! Do it /bm/ so you can protect yourself from the lolis of seeing girls smashed by trucks!

https://forums.e-hentai.org/index.php?showtopic=225610


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