SKIN PICKING FOR 20 LONG YEARS!!!
Posted August 18th, 2011 by Elaine
Hi! I'm new to this site. I think this site is great for people who have this terrible skin picking condition like me! I started skin picking, (started with my right thumb picking my cuticles), 20 years ago in 1991. Then it got worst and worst and now I'm picking both thumbs and on my other fingers.....and now I'm starting to pick on the palms of my hands too! Anyone have any ideas on how to stop this this picking or any remedies that would help?? I've been using A&D Ointment and alot of vasaline on my hands and wearing gloves when I go to bed, whereas before, I would pick for hours and hours and wouldn't sleep until 5 a.m. because I couldn't stop picking until my fingers were "smooth." I use A&D Ointment and vasaline during the day too, but I land up picking sometimes still. I know I should wear gloves during the day too, but the urge to pick is soooo intense that I don't take the time to even put them on! Then I land up picking! A never ending thing!!! I pick my skin when ever the urge to pick get to me or I feel the roughness or skin sticking out....then I gotta pick! Ugh!!!!! I pick when I'm shopping, at the movies, watching tv, on the computer, driving the car....anytime! Thanks for listening! Anyone with a comment....please feel free to comment! Thanks!