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October 25, 2008

it is like cutting and those other behaviors u mentioned. for many, picking is a way for pickers to cope. if ur condition is not medical or more ocd (chemical issue) than its psychological. talk out -figure out what ur beliefs are and get to the root of why you feel like a wreck inside. its extremely important for skin pickers to have support. i used to get yelled at which made me feel worse and want to do it more. when i started to feel accepted and people tried to help and listen i noticed i started picking less. of course this is only part of it. the first part is just as important as this. so if u need someone to talk to feel free to email me bumblebeetuna1982@yahoo.com
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November 11, 2008

Yeah, I know its similar to cutting and such, but what I mean is that people don't see it as being as serious. People who pick there skin are treated as seriously as people who are cutting themselves or not eating because skin picking isn't deadly. My dad used to scream as loud as he could whenever he saw me picking. Actually, he still does sometimes, but just thinking about it stresses me out. I told him that since the picking is the way I relieve stress, screaming and startling me only makes it worse. He isn't someone to listen to people really, so he kept doing it. He would say "the doctor knows what's best" and I would say "you're not a doctor" he thought it was all a fun joke, but it really wasn't. So I completely agree, being yelled at only makes it worse. I used to go to therapy and try different types of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications but none of it really worked, but I think that was just because I didn't keep up with it. You're supposed to take it everyday, but I would forget on weekends. Also, for some weird reason, I don't do as well in school when I take those medications. Then I also take a medicine for ADD which I have take to be able to get anything done, makes the picking worse. I'm sick of all of the work involved in quitting, but I'm also sick of picking. I'm tired. I always come to these conclusions late at night that I'm just not going to do it anymore, that simple, I'm just not going to. But that never works. I've started to try to stay positive and such, but I'm sick of making excuses like "I don't pick anymore, it doesn't count on my legs." blah blah blah.