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Sunny , 08 Sep 2011


Found out about this disorder about two weeks ago and then went 12 days cold turkey. As each day went by I felt more and more in control, but then I got some really big zits and at first I did well to ignore but it was all I could think about. This morning I just completely lost it and even attacked all the little imperfections that I had felt totally in control of before. Now my face looks awful and I hate myself. I'm in hiding. I just can't seem to stop when I get in this "trance". But I'm not gonna give up, my skin was looking great after about 8 days. Day one
2 Answers
September 09, 2011
Don't be so hard on yourself. This is an addiction, and like any other addiction, it's not a matter of willpower. You are not weak because you couldn't beat it without help. Are you seeing a counselor? Are you on any medications? You may not be able to beat this alone, but you have the power to get help.
September 15, 2011

In reply to by Unicorn17

You do have the power to get help. I went to group therapy for anxiety and It was just comforting to be in a room with other people who pick and it's very important to find the triggers. But often times I pick when I'm bored. I also have major depression but found that some SSRIs help with your brain chemicals to stop impulsive behaviors. I was being treated for depression but it was like a bonus effect that it also helped decrease my need for picking a little. I know people trying to quit smoking will get prescribed wellbutrin. So It's the same type of situation.

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