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oliver247 , 28 Dec 2011


Hi everybody, im new to this site. Im 23 and have suffered with acne since i was 15, have tried every available prescription and nothing seems to work. Occasionally i will notice positive improvements in my skin but as soon as i look too hard at myself in the mirror the picking starts. Il generally pick now everyday almost against my will as now i seem to have no control to stop myself. My skin is pretty raw all the time now so need to sort this out as its an effort to go and buy food or get up and go to work. i had no idea that this was a problem others had so really pleased to find this site where others share in my pain! X
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January 03, 2012
Hi, I'm new here as well and I pick on my face and hate it - I like how you say it's almost against your will because that's how I feel sometimes. It's mindless and I'm really trying to be mindful of what I'm doing. I appreciate you sharing your story with us. It is very difficult to be a skin picker because, at least for me, I know people are looking at me and probably talking about me - I live in one of the meth capitals of the world and I look like I do meth or crack and I don't, I have adult acne and I pick. The dermatologist has me on Accutane right now - this is my 3rd 6 month round of it - have you ever been on it? It's very drying but it seems to work for a while for acne. I was on it about 8 years ago twice and then now. It's very powerful stuff and in the beginning you might have terrible headaches but stick with it because it will work. I'm hoping and praying to have less to pick on when the 6 months are over, but the stress of life will still be here - and that is my major picking trigger. Good luck to you!

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