Maybe I'm one of the few here who can say that this condition has probably improved my life. Before I had EC I had terrible self-esteem and self-confidence issues, but these were not rooted in my physical appearance. I had a hard time expressing my thoughts and feelings and still struggle with this, although it's not nearly as bad. I honestly couldn't stand the way my life was after developing EC, obsessing over everything I was as a person drove me insane, sometimes I would cry everyday for weeks... months would go by where I thought about killing myself every day. Eventually I just snapped and realized that I can't let what people may think of me as a person or my appearance get in the way of living my life. I did have to go a little crazy, but my whole outlook on life has changed and it's driven me to live a life with meaning and purpose.