Shoulders, back, arms... Is this BDD?
Posted June 10th, 2009 by peekaboo
Goodness, so I'm trying to figure myself out. I'm 22, just figured out I have this because my younger suggested it was a real problem after seeing something on TV about picking hair, he said it reminded him of me with my skin. So I found out it really exists whoohoo. I've been dealing with this compulsion for about 10 years now. I have oily skin and I particularly reopen scabs on my back, shoulders, and arms... Mostly my back though. As far as my shoulders go, I will just about break my neck to get blackheads out. I'm really oily as is and i feel like it's going to make things look better eventhough it just inflames the pores and causes zits to form. Is this BDD? I was reading about that and I feel like people arent supposed to have clogged pores in their upper arm/shoulders/back so I try to get rid of it and it makes it worse. I'm just confused because it's not like I'm hallucinating the blackheads and such, so I'm not creating a problem in my head. I just pick it like its going to help and it's just a vicious cycle. Can anyone relate?