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pickermom , 02 Feb 2012

Caffeine and increase in picking

Has anyone found that cutting out caffeine - specifically coffee - has helped slow down the picking? I drink 4-6 cups of coffee per day and sometimes find the caffeine gives me extra restless energy and I pick more.
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February 02, 2012
Interesting. I've been really bad lately. I'm only slowing down because I need skin to grow back before I can pick again I'm just rubbing my knuckles now, thinking of filing them down to smooth them out, since the picking hurts now. I've been picking up a ton of caffeine; coffee, monster energy, also taking my add meds, which are stimulating. All in lieu of exercise and healthy eating. I also started smoking again. Caffeine may be the straw that broke this camel's back...

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