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Disposition , 14 Dec 2011

new person here..

So I have just made an account...I've just turned 17 and I've been picking for a good 7-8 years. .as the months go by its getting worse to the point I have infected skin. I pick anywhere and everywhere, I have scars all over my arms and back (that's where I focus the most) I can sit for hours on end just picking even before I go for a shower ill sit on the toilet and just pick and pick. I don't know what to do about it anymore...I'm so embarrassed about the way I look and I don't ever go out anymore .. I've pushed away alot of people this year and I don't even know why.
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December 19, 2011
Hey, I'm new here too and I'm 13 :D I know how you feel, I've been picking as long as I can remember and it's got a lot worse lately. I'm lucky that I haven't got an infection yet. I have spots on a lot of my body and after I've squeezed them I pick the scab that's left. I have scabs on my back, shoulders, chest and face. Another thing I do is squeeze what appears to be a spot but is just a pore, then I pick the scab. I pick the sole of my foot after a shower, don't even ask why. I know I'll have scars everywhere if I ever stop, but I can't stop, it's like an addiction!
December 19, 2011
Thank you for responding, I thought noone was going to write on my post. .I was just somewhat relieved/happy that I wrote it so others could read. Omg! I do the whole picking scabs thing aswell..them it just bleeds and turns to a scabs again then I pick at it again.I've actually just finished a picking session of mine and my arms and face look rat shit.. its alot harder for me to hide my picking because I have sensitive skin I welt up badly, so I usually wait a while before I leave my room or the bathroom. My cousin knows I pick (I can confide with her, she's like my sister/bestfriend) but not even she knows the lengths I go to. It really is like an addiction.. you know you do it and want to stop but the urge to pick in my opinion is so much greater. I often don't even feel like myself.. like I don't know who I am.. its just comforting knowing there are people who suffer and understand what's it like to have this compulsion. Have you ever gone to a doctor, or someone and spoken to them about your picking?
December 19, 2011

In reply to by Disposition

I've never been to a doctor, but I don't really want to as I've heard that the tablets they give you make you sleepy, and I don't want it to interfere with school :( I told my best friend about it, but I don't think she really understands. I told my mum too, but it's nice to be able to talk with people who know exactly what it's like and what I'm going through. :)

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