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This site. This information. All of these people who truly understand everything I've been through and currently going through. It's overwhelming. Wonderful. And terrifying. Reading all of these posts about the compulsion of picking and scratching, the guilt of being caught, the revulsion of self, the pain of a an act as simply getting clean in a shower..it's so much to take in. I'm 25 and have been suffering from neurotic excoriation since I was in second grade. Of course up until now I didn't know what is was. For the past 16-17 years it was just severe eczema and allergies. I'm not sure where this journey will go from here. If I'm brave enough to tell my loved ones. Or seek help..whatever help I may need. I want to be normal..or at least to look that way. To be able to wear flip-flops and shorts without feeling ashamed. To not be scared to take a shower because it will be agony. To not have to see the concern in my loved one's eyes after a session. I have a name for it. Now what do I do?