Anxiety Meds and Picking
Posted June 25th, 2012 by sickandtired87
Hey friends, I have been working really hard to stop my picking without the use of any kind of treatment...but I am starting to feel pretty defeated. I thought that the goal of looking and feeling beautiful for my wedding next month would be enough for me to control myself. It hasn't been. For the last year I have been saying every day this is the day I stop picking...but it never truly is. I thought that maybe if I deleted the reason for picking-which for me is imperfections on the face-I would stop...so I decided to go all out and spend the money on an excellent skin care routine. For the last 2 months it really seemed to be working. My skin was clearing up, the red marks from past picking were starting to disappear and I wasn't picking. Then last week I got 2 little barely visible bumps next to my chin on the left side and I lost control. A few days ago I got a cyst on the right side of my chin and went nuts on that too. I feel like all the hard work I've done these past couple months has completely gone down the tube. I don't know what its going to take. Stress and anxiety seem to be my biggest trigger, and with the wedding less than a month away I know I will be experiencing a lot of that. I am strongly thinking about turning to the use of prescription drugs to help keep stress and anxiety away in hopes to keep my picking problem at bay and I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried this approach or knows of any drugs that are effective. I appreciate your help!!!