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Hello..I am 25yrs of age and within a span of a year I have developed a terrible pattern of acne,skin picking. Although this post is anonymous in a sense I am so fearfull of being judged and rediculed because I am definatly one of those ones who should "know better". I take on a care giving role everyday of my life..am a home care nurse part time and a full time Mum to a bubbly 2year old girl. I had developed post partum depression after my daughter was born which became something I have struggled with and is ongoing in a sense that I am taking medication for it. Also diagnosed with late onset PTSD(post traumatic stress disorder) from having repressed past memories from my child hood. Such a terrible feeling of shame after looking at the scars, acne scars that have accumulated. All hidden of course... Shoulders, chest and face. The worst is on my breasts. I pick blackheads and squeeze pimples until its to the point my skin is reddened,puffy,sore or scabbed. I also have dark thick hairs that grow on my cheeks that I pluck constantly,wax etc. I feel mostly numb while performing the terrible act of picking, but am aware of the consequences. I just want to wake up in the morning and not worry about how I am looking. I have a terrible knot in my throat and stomach after rereading my post. Thank you for reading my post.
May 19, 2011
I wish I could say something that might help, but all I can say is well done for posting, and the support is here if you need it. Stay strong, Hevskitronic
May 20, 2011
Hi meentah86 - I'm glad you found the courage to post! And I hope you will realize that we can not judge or ridicule you here because we all struggle with the same basic issue -skin picking. Sounds like you have been through so much!! Wish I had the answers for you (and me and everyone else here). Please keep coming back - I trust that you'll find words of encouragement, care and concern. xoxoxoxo