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sunprincess , 27 Feb 2011

Nose picker

I never used to pick my nose, not since childhood, but recently, I have been picking my nose compulsively, and I can't seem to stop it or control it. I think it may be a response to life stresses-I have several at the moment. I am seeking support from other nose pickers, and how to stop. Sunprincess
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March 01, 2011
I've been having problems with nose picking on and off for the past 14 years- it's good to finally hear about someone else with the same problem; you can't normally talk to people about it as it seems to be taboo. I currently try to control it by forcing myself to focus on something else and keep my hands busy. I once manged to get myself to stop for two weeks by regulating myself to one pick in the morning and one in the evening (I know, I know, it sounds so gross) but it took a hell of a lot of will power. I really want to stop too- I also ending up giving myself impetigo doing it a few years ago. Hope I helped a teeny bit and I'm really glad there's someone else on here who does it (and I hope that doesn't sound too twisted) because I'm trying to stop, too (along with skin picking and biting. How I managed to end up with three of these things I don't know!)

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