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DKN_2011 , 19 Sep 2011

Scratching Anxiety

Over the year I've been scratching acne and sometimes just skin. I've got scars on my shoulders and back of my neck. I'm worried how to deal with people finding out, especially girls.
4 Answers
September 21, 2011
Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within.
September 22, 2011
it sucks, but my boyfriend loves me despite the scars. i'm sure you'll find a girl who will feel the same
September 22, 2011
The last two people I had been with didn't mind them at all. They were supportive and loved me no matter what. You'll find someone like that
October 04, 2011
I have had a LOT of luck with the amino acid N-acetyl cysteine, which is sometimes sold as N-acetyl L-cysteine, for my 11-year-old daughter who severely picks her skin (arms and legs). I'm hoping that everyone on this group will check it out. We started out at 1200mg each day, 600mg in the morning and 600mg in the evening. Then we worked up to 2400mg, 1200 mg in the morning and 1200 mg in the evening, within about 3 or 4 weeks. The study that was done in 2009 showed the best results were after 9 weeks of continuous treatment with this amino acid, also just known as NAC. We saw great results after 6 weeks. Please consider trying it. I am not a doctor, so please weigh out the risks for yourself. It has truly been a godsend. My daughter used to pick to the point of staph infections. She has scars all over her body. It works by regulating the URGE to pick. You can download the summary text of the 2009 study on this website - The study was for hair-pulling, but skin-picking and nail-biting result from similar sets of urges.

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