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purplegirl13 , 17 May 2010


i KNOW that both skin picking and smoking are really bad for me, but i am just so fucking sick of PICKING ALL THE TIME!! i have recently started to, when i get the urge to pick, smoke a cigarette. It actually really helps with my compulsions, like when i feel the smoke in my lungs, its like I'm replacing the pain of the picking.I guess i was just wondering if anyone else did/noticed this?
3 Answers
May 18, 2010
I would be smoking all day if I did that... I'd try to find another replacement.
June 20, 2010
i quit smoking when i fell pregnant feb 09 and didnt smoke afterwards until 2 weeks ago when i decided to take it up again in an attempt to distract myself from picking. my picking habit has been really bad the last 6 months or so and im really desparate to stop before my baby is old enough to pick up on what im doing, im worried he will copy me. smoking hasnt helped really, i still pick and now i feel guilty for smoking it has added to my stress so want to pick even more.
pretty picker
June 25, 2010
I don't mean to be a nag, but smoking is the worst thing you could do. Have you considered it's something to do with your hands and nervousness? I mean, maybe you have to be constantly doing something with your hands? You are obviously stressed about the picking. Many years ago I used to smoke and stress would definitely trigger the need to smoke - or even just when a good song came on, ha ha. I'm reading a lot of these posts and I don't know if I agree that because we do these things it means we are depressed or have had a crappy childhood. I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you. I guess I'm just throwing my thoughts out there. Maybe keep a dish of M&Ms around and "pick" at them or join a gym to keep yourself busy and counteract the M&M's. Find something constructive that you like to do to keep your mind off of doing it. :-)

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