I eat dandruff,boogers,ear wax,fingernails?Anyone else?
Posted October 28th, 2011 by broadwaybaby1991
I'm so happy to have found this website!Now I don't feel so weird.I thought i was the only person in the world to have this problem...well I really never thought it was a "problem" until recently. I started biting my nails really really young.I don't remember a time when I didn't.Both my parents and sister bite their nails like I do.At a young age I started picking my nose and eating it.My mom tried every way she knew how to get me to stop.Eventually i grew out of doing it in front of people.I don't remember a time when I didn't pick my nose,ears and bite my nails.I remember when the dandruff picking started.I would always see my mom doing it at a red light,or in the mirror.She would scratch and search for a few minutes.Never obsessively.I remember when I started it was November 2000 because it was the Bush/Gore election(I was 9 at the time).I would search for 15-45 minutes daily after that.I would go into the bathroom and just search all around my head for flakes.Then I would look at them really close.When I was about 14 I started eating them.I don't so this every single day,or maybe I do I just don't realize it.To me biting,eating,scratching etc has become such a habit that I dont even notice when i do it anymore I just do.I was diagnosed with anxiety/depression/PD(type II) and ADD at 14(well ADD at 17).My husband knows that I pick and eat.He thinks it's gross but he used to pick my blackheads all the time.I had an average childhood.Parents divorced but no abuse or anything.I was abused in school by other kids(not for picking) just for being me.I never fit in anywhere.(not because of the picking).My mom used to get a flea comb and pick my flakes,she and I would look at my flakes under a bright light.Which is really weird now that I'm typing it.So what does this all mean?Honestly I've been doing this stuff ever since I can remember and it's not a problem in my life.I don't cause scabs all that much and I do it by myself and I don't think about doing it all the time.And honestly I don't want to stop because I don't see it as a problem,but I would like some advice on what causes this problem.:) Thanks in advance.