I think I can
Posted April 19th, 2010 by wearytraveler
I used to be the person in high school to tell my friends not to pick a pimple or scratch a scab. A year and a half ago, right around the time my boyfriend moved in with me, I started to have bad break outs and I would pick the skin to get relief. The relief came but then became overwhelming to the point where I would feel as though I would have a bump (even though there wasn't anything there) and need to pick. I would make a wound where there was not anything there which in turn would scab and then I would pick at the scabs. It is a never ending cycle which has only seemed to get worse even though I keep telling myself I won't pick anymore. I put bandages on my scabs yet if they heal and I feel a bump I pick at the bump - thus I start all over trying to heal that area. I am embarrassed and it makes daily life not as enjoyable because I am only willing to wear certain clothes that hide my arms. A girl saw my arms and stated - oh goodness you have really really bad bug bites and proceeded to tell me how to remedy that. I just wanted to crawl into a hole after that.