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Hey all- So yesterday I had a little breakdown, and I found this site. I posted my introduction and how I became this horrible skin-picker, but hope was in sight. I read all of your posts and for the first time felt like I wasn't alone. I have lied, made excuses to go into the bathroom and pick, made reasons why I had wounds and scabs. But yesterday I knew it had to end. I read one post that challenged me to go 10 days without picking. It's 9oclock, I am about to eat dinner and go to sleep, and I am so close to coming one day without touching my face other than putting make-up on. I wrote on my mirror yesterday 10 days. and tonight, I get to put down the number 9. And I am going to do this! Something changed in me yesterday, and I pray that I can continue to feel this way. I told my boyfriend last night about my problem and he made me feel so much better. I really told him it made me hate myself, and I felt like the wounds made me ugly. But telling him these things changed everything. I keep the door open when I'm getting ready and he comes in frequently to talk to me and that helps. At first it was irritating but I know now that it gets me out of the bathroom faster. I also told my mom about this and how another woman had posted that it helps to say outloud when you're in the full trance pick-out mood to say OUTLOUD "im picking". and walk away. My mom suggested keeping a rubber band on my wrists and slapping my wrists when I do it because it could trigger the pain that I get from picking that i for some sick reason find relief. I might do it if it's necessary. Anyways, I hope you all are doing well. Healing is always there- right underneath the skin and waiting for us to stop our mindless habits in order to begin. We just have to patient enough to wait it out. xxo not-so-frustrated.