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I am so glad to have found this forum. Anyway, I pick my face, scalp, and cuticles mostly, but also anywhere I get a scab from anything is a target too. Right now I have a nice slice out of my thumb thats scabbing over (Potato peeler bit me) and I want nothing more than to peel it off, and eat it. Yeah, I eat scabs. Its disgusting, in fact it makes me sick to my stomach sometimes, and I can't stop it. I am currently riding waves of improvement. I get somewhat better, regress, improve, regress, etc. At this very moment, I'm regressing. I went two days with very little picking and then today I just lost it and went after all the healing scabs on my head. I'm 24 and I've picked since late elementary school. I started with nail clippers on callouses on my feet and gradually worked my way to where I am today. I need a hair cut and won't go because of the wounds on my head. My fingers always hurt. It doesn't seem to matter what i do, I can never shake the picking. I am the worst any time I'm still. I constantly want to be moving. I've found that exercise helps, especially yoga, but I think that I really need to learn to allow stillness. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and if anyone wants to be quitting buddies I would really appreciate the companionship! I really only use skype as a messenger service nowadays, but I check my email constantly as well.