Found out on Saturday
Posted October 18th, 2012 by CammyZ
That I have dermatillomania. I have had this "problem" since I can remember but it has changed over time. First it started with flea bites I would scratch and pick then I bit my nails for a period of time and now I am here. I have been picking at my acne for I'd say about 10 years now. Like most of you I thought it was just a bad habit and I thought I was the only one. So last Saturday after a fu#%€ing picking "session" I started doing some research on the net and found out that this is what I have. Every single thing I read about dermatillomania describes me TO A T. After I learnt a few things about it, I was trying REALLY HARD not to pick. That lasted until maybe Monday with only 1 very minor pick. On Monday I felt like I had completely LOST MY MIND! I have significantly reduced the picking since then but still "go there" I feel like it is a stress reliever so since I've reduced I've been extremely stressed out but at the same time I feel a little better because my face doesn't look as bad. So I'm basically writing this to get it out there and talk to people who truly understand what I'm going through since I've felt so alone and isolated. So that's my story.