Posing school graduate
Does being in school for massage therapy count as interesting? If not then I got nothin'
I also have severe emetophobia so I know exactly what it's like. Just wanted to say you're not alone. *hugs*Ummmmm, the least boring thing about me is probably my anxiety disorders and emetophobia. I am a worry wart of epic proportions and my severe phobia of vomit kinda controls my life and decisions. It takes me a good couple of years to trust someone's cooking skills enough to eat their sausages at a BBQ, I never drink more than one or one and a half servings of alcohol, I avoid themepark rides and sea travel (juuuust in case), plus more silly habits. My fear extends to other minor illnesses like flu, diarreah etc. I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome so when I'm nervous or excitable I tend to do runny shits and that always really distresses me, and if I'm out while it happens I end up phoning my mum for a pep-talk. xD
I have had phases during my teen years (and first part of being 20) of very severe panic attacks and anxiety that are related to my illness phobia. I'm on meds for it so I can keep a lid on it for the most part. When I was 13-14 I had it bad because I was unwell once with a stomach ache for a few days (never vomited though) and it made a too lasting impression. Then when I was 17 I had the same trigger happen and from then on it was panic attack after panic attack and it got so bad by the time I was nearly 18 that I couldn't leave the house and would have a screaming fit whenever my family left the house. I went hours and hours without eating (but then kinda eat loads at night because I was starving) because I thought I was ill and would throw up if I ate. I had terrible migraines, and when I was 18 they were constant and I had one that lasted 3 weeks. I couldn't sleep, even if I was in my mum's bed, so at like 4AM we'd be sitting downstairs watching Jane Goodall DVDs to try and calm me down.
I finally had tablets in March 2011, when I was 18. And the tablets made me feel better within days, I wasn't perfect though. Then being invited on 3 dates with some guy and then getting together with my current boyfriend really helped me break out of the rut. I have to travel just over 300 miles to get to my boyfriend.
Then when I was 19 I had another very severe bout of panic. Well, I was kinda anorexic for a bit before then, then I was better. Then I tried going without anxiety meds because I felt well, but that was a big mistake. I ended up having an even worse bout of panic coupled with constant migraine, cue the worst christmas I've ever had. Lying in bed, head pounding, crying and screaming. Anyway, started my meds again and after a few weeks my headaches subsided and all the weight I'd put back on I lost again (only this time by accident.) And every few weeks I would get joint aches like I had the flu and it would scare me. Eventually got back to "normal" and could live life again. Let's just say I've gone from skinny to "shit I need excercise".
I still get nervous migraines, weird fluey aches, slight moments of regression occassionally but they aren't as bad now. Those tablets, coupled with a long distance boyfriend and need to travel to carry out hobbies have made my anxiety easier to deal with. Also, my visits to my favourite zoos are a calming influence too.
I'm a direct descendant of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt.
If you look at side by side photos of my face, and the bust statues of Akhenaten the resemblance is absolutely uncanny. My lineage on my mothers side traces back to the 18th dynasty of kings during the reign of the line Amenhotep to Akhenaten.
I have white olive skin and am treated like a white person, but most people are completely unaware that I'm only 3rd generation African American on my mothers side.
Needless to say, I really hate when people give me the "how can you be african, you're not black" comment.
Both of my parents are Bipolar I, as am I, infact everyone in my family is Bipolar. There isn't a single person in my genetic family whom isn't bipolar. However I am the first person in my family to have been identified as a hypersexual.
This is a meaningless statement, unfortunately. :\
If you go back far enough [in this case 3.5 thousand years], everybody is related to everyone- so pretty much everybody in existence who doesn't come from an isolated gene pool that predates the 18th dynasty [like native Australians], can claim the 18th dynasty are their ancestors.
"The common ancestor of everyone alive today lived something like 3,500 years ago. So you are not saying anything when you have your test done and find out you are descended from Romans. Everybody is." ~Steve Jones, emeritus professor of genetics at University College London