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Does anyone else pick their lips? I do. I pick them until there isn't any healthy skin left. and it hurts so much when I pick at the edges. It hurts to eat afterwards, and it bleeds! the bleeding is horrible. What do people think? I'm so use to seeing my lips like that sometimes I forget, but what must they think? I look like a monster when I do it, and can never stop for more than a few days, if that. I'm 18 and I have been mutilating my skin since I was little. My mother does it too (not her lips, fingers mostly) and also my grandmother (feet). I think it must be at least partially be a learned behavior, its just too much of a coincidence that all 3 of us suffer from this compulsion. The sad thing is, I have great lips. the shape, I mean. Sometimes I think I do it on purpose, to make sure I stay ugly. Like I said, I'm 18. I'm smart, and sometimes I think I am even pretty. But I've never been kissed, had a boyfriend, or even held hands with a boy. It took me ages to figure out why no one was ever interested, but now I've got it. Who would kiss a girl with lips like mine? it is more than the lips, that just is my most lasting problem. fingers, feet, and acne too. I recently had a huge relapse on the lips. I have to lead a lecture on Monday, and I just wanted to look semi normal for it. I stopped picking for 3 days, but today I started again. I picked it all off, and it looks awful. Today is Thanksgiving, I was late coming to dinner because my lips wouldn't stop bleeding and I didn't want everyone to stare at them while we were eating. I hate having to hide in my room and miss out on fun things because of something I knowingly do to myself! I can't stop. I want to so bad. I've never googled skin picking before, I always thought it was best not to acknowledge it and that I would kick the habit eventually. But I think I need a support group, like AA, to help me. Do people really respond to these? does anyone else do lips? have any advice? please, I'm listening.