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PickChick2011 , 31 May 2011

first time talking about this

hi - this is my first time really talking about my scalp picking problem and i've been struggling with picking my scalp for 30+ years. i'm currently working on a patch of scalp that i won't allow to heal and i'm drawing blood on a daily basis. it's extremely painful but i find myself working at it in front of the mirror and doing a good amount of damage. from reading these posts, i see that there are others who experience this and in an odd way it's nice to know i'm not alone. not sure if i'm looking for help or just an outlet to chat with people who have similar experiences and in some small way, can offer support just by listening. i hope that there are some people who chat on a regular basis and since this is so hard for me to start talking about, i hope to offer support as well. it's a two way street. well, i'll stop babbling and it's good to be among people who understand.
2 Answers
June 01, 2011
I think it is the support from people who are experiencing the same issues that is needed. I am at a point in my life where I need to heal and move past this issue. I am trying so hard to focus on all the wonderful things in my life and allow my emotion to flow in other ways (not picking). I have never been successful in stopping for more than 1 day at a time. I want more than anything to stop all together. I think I need to hold myself accountable, but be forgiving at the same time. It is a very hard balance to find and I am not sure how I will do it. I plan to check this site often to try and stop and if I can help others, I would be thrilled. The good thing is that (in this particular moment in time) we are here discussing it rather than in front of a mirror being destructive. Stay strong.
June 02, 2011

In reply to by diane634

man I hit the jackpot when I found this site . it was the best thing that happened to me. I have been doing research on this mental disorder also called Neurotic Excoriations-neuro/nervous, taking pill from GNC called NAC-600--N acetyl -l-Cysteine to stop urges and impulses of this obsessive and compulsive behavior which have been addictive. im reading self help books, doing deep relaxation(Hyppnosis), got some fidget toys. any and everything i'm trying it. I have been sharing n this site for bout 1 week. what I tell myself " if I start,+ can't stop. 1 to many a 1000 never enuf. i'm gonna recover. it hasn't been an easy road or cat walk. self determination with self affirmations of awarness, attention,*acceptance, affection and allowing self to do something different. im tired of being sick and tired of being sick and tired. today I choose to do something different. we can do this, we can recover from shame,guilt, isolation,fear and turn it into humility/humble, association , and faith. that just minute to minute turn into hours and hours turn into days. we can, I can't. love ya! we can cobat this thing I know it!

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