Doper Afflictions

Being bored, I decided to initiate a thread for within which fellow Dopers confide in their physical, mental, or emotional afflictions. It can be utilized for boredom, bragging, confiding and support, or for anything else for that matter. Naturally, I’ll go first:

-Mild Depression

-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

-Genetic Disposition for Alcoholism

-Social Anxiety Disorder


-Slow metabolism

-Flat feet

I’m 16, btw, so naturally I wouldn’t have anything like arthritis or Alzheimer’s at this age. So, anyone else?

Cronic boredom.


Intelligence (worst of the lot!).

Complete and utter lack of motivation for anything ever.

Stuck in the trap of trying-to-be-happy-and-so-not-being.



Erectile Dysfunction

Complete and Utter Insanity

Chronic Tendonitis in my knees



Weight problem that for now is under control

Hmm. Not so bad. I can deal with these. But since dad is on Lipitor right now for high cholesterol, I suspect I may have more to add to the list as the years roll by.

Chronic depression.


Pathological laziness.

Don’t like crowds (not phobic, just don’t like them).

Uncomfortable in social situations.


I’m currently suffering from an infected, ingrown toe nail.

Clinical depression and OCD.

Just those, but I feel that they adequately satisfy my affliction needs.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Arthritis (I’m 23)

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Sexual Aversion Disorder

Spiritual scrupulosity

Obesity (Yes, it’s a disease. Yes, I am doing something about it. No, I’m not a lazy, gluttonous slob.)
Hidradenitis suppurativa

  • chronic clinical depression

  • generalized anxiety disorder

  • nearsightedness

  • nervous hacking cough (from smoking) that makes me gag sometimes and even puke on occasion

  • mild tremor (probably because of the meds)

  • irritable bowel syndrome (sorry, but you wanted to know)

  • slightly obsessive-compulsive and ritualistic

  • hypersomniac

  • too intelligent for my own good

  • I’m a bit of a snob re: stupid people (see above)

  • fall in love too quickly; fall way too hard when it ends

That’s all I can think of right now. Basically, I’m a messed-up pillhead.

  • s.e.

I have two bad knees, a result of jumping off a building many years ago. I have a tendancy to fall up and down stairs and drop stuff I’m carrying. I am also nearsighted, which makes for a lovely combination with the knees. I also have really weird food allergies, which makes it difficult to order dinner in a restaurant I’ve never been in before.
Daoloth : were you diagnosed with trichotillomania? I find myself doing this all the time, and the problem seems to be getting worse.

Yes. Mine isn’t too bad, just eyelashes. Sounds bad, sure, but you’d be surprised how many people (verbally) realize I have no eyelashes.

Oh, and my vision is 20/60. Forgot to add that.

Check off another one for trichotillomania.

Jeez, I thought I was the only one in the world who pulled out
his hair. Then I found out this is a medically recognized disorder.

I remember when I started:
It was a commercial for GTE…about fiber optic cable, and how
hundreds of phone lines could be replaced by a fiber of glass as
thick as (cut to a beautiful model plucking out a hair) this strand
of hair.

Plucking a thick hair from my scalp…and then nibbling off the
follicle…was indescribably satisfying to me. Grade school taunts
and parental punishments from the resulting bald spots did
nothing to abate my compulsion.

It took years of behavior modification to get under control.

Extremely nearsighted
That’s it, as far as I know. But I haven’t been to the doctor for a full physical in a while (yes, I have one scheduled for next month).

Tremor in left hand that I’ve had for 20 yrs. but never had diagnosed.

Uncomfortable in social situations because of the above.

Slightly nearsighted with an astigmatism in left eye.

Hey hillbilly queen, I’ve got tremors in more than just my left hand, and can certainly relate to the social discomfort.

I had them diagnosed about 5 years ago, and it’s a condition that I now control with propranalol. You might want to look into diagnosis. Good luck.

I won’t bore you with all of my medical history, but since I took a road trip today, my herniated disc is notably on my mind.


severe depression (hey, that’s what the doctor wrote in the file)

social anxiety


low blood sugar

chronic sinus infection

Epstein-Barr syndrome

If what you’ve got is anything like my mum’s I feel for you. Do you get the nerve frozen or just take painkillers?

Oh yeah, and mine…

Extremly mild cerebal palsy. Mild enough that all that happens is I get tremors in my legs when I’ve had an adrenalin rush.

Clinical depression
addiction (caffeine and cigarettes)
allergies year round

I dunno, I think that’s it. Not too bad. :slight_smile: