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Narrow torso, shoulders

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  • Posted By: benjii19
  • August 13, 2010
  • 01:27 PM

Hi all,

I'm interested in getting to the bottom of something that has cause me to develop a pretty bad case of depression and left me extremely hung up on my body. To the point of obsessively comparing myself to others. this has bothered me for many years and Im now getting to the age where I think it's time to sort myself out mentally (age 28)

I have never had an acurate diagnosis.

I am 6ft 2" approx and currently weight 11 stone 8 pounds.

I have narrow shoulders (the worst part of the symptoms)

I have a barrel chest (rib cage is as wide from the front as it is from the side) My torso is kind of straight up and doesn't widen as it gets to my shoulders.

I also have a slight curved spine visible from the side (I believe that is Kyphosis) Which I believe is a result of my misformed ribcage.

I did have to wear insoles in my shoes when younger as I had a bit of a flat foot. That never caused an issue and is fine now.

I also wore braces on my teeth as my mouth was overcrowded.

any ideas? a doctor did once briefly look at Marfans but I don't think it's that. I should really forget I've got this as the only thing I suffer from is a bit of back pain. The big worry is that I hate the way I look.

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