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dommi9877 , 19 Oct 2011

Do you have any tips to help or stop the picking?

I am 17 and have been picking since i was 5 or 6. I can't stop! I have tried so many times but it never gets any better. I pick anytime. No one notices me do it cause i hide it. I pick my lips and fingers. my lips are always hurting. I wish i could stop doing this. I have told my mom but she was like its just a nervous habit and i even showed her this site. I don't think she believed me. Is there anything i can do to try to stop? I tried a rubber band on my wrist but had to stop because my arm was all red and it was soon summer. I will be wearing loves most of the time (even in the house) which will help (we have VERY cold winters plus i am always cold once school starts till around May. But i don't know what to do for school. I don't want to wear gloves in school people will wonder and ask and that puts attention on myself and make this worse.
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October 19, 2011
Im also 17, and have been picking for as long as i can remember. My mom also dosent believe its a real problem even tho my chest and face are covered. Things that have helped me are things like play dough (to keep my hands busy), games on my phone etc. Also Ive told a few of my friends and they are very kind and understanding about it. They have really helped me feel less insecure.

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