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if im unhappy, i do it more.
does anyone else no that if theyre stressed or unhappy that they pick theyre fingers more? ive been dealing with a lawsuit (which is total bullshit over an ipod) lately and its gotten alot worse. im 18 years old, and i feel like the oddball. i feel embarrased when people see the swollen fingers i have i mostly pick at my thumbs.
March 26, 2011
absolutely, if i'm upset it's my first reaction to pick at something. i'm sure its connected to anxiety/stress, and that if we could find another way of dealing with stress that we'd have the problem cracked!
March 28, 2011
I'm 19 and I pick at my shoulders/face/chest/back even more when I'm stressed... not the exact same as your problem, but I do know someone who (I've noticed) seems to have the same dilemma as you. I've never asked him about it, but his fingers-- especially his thumbs look red as though they've been picked at a lot. I think so many more people have these compulsive issues than we realize. You're not alone in any way.