New here and just looking for input from people who can relate
Posted August 27th, 2012 by HelpMyBaby
I feel like I am with no other real options, and it seems to make sense to ask others who have dealt with this. My daughter is 17. She suffers from severe anxiety, ADD, and a slew of other random diagnoses she has been given in the past year. She has always picked at blemishes and whatnot, but recently she was prescribed Zyprexa. She began picking her skin compulsively and biting huge holes in the inside of her cheeks when she began taking this medication. So, I called her doctor and advised them I was taking her off of the medication. As a side note, she is prescribed a blood pressure medication for anxiety which does not seem to do anything to alleviate her anxiety. Other than that, she only takes Lexapro. However tonight, I saw her chest and it is, quite literally, one giant scab. She apparently spent 4 hours picking in front of the mirror last night. So, my question is, have any of you taken any of these drugs and if so, did it cause or exaggerate your picking? Regardless of the cause, have you found anything that was effective in getting you to stop? It seems to be considerably worse when she is stressed out or experiencing anxiety. I am so concerned for my daughter. She is normally an exceptionally attractive young woman, and she is absolutely destroying her face, arms, and chest. Any input is greatly appreciated.