How happy I am to find all of you..seriously. I'm 20 years old and for as long as I can remember I have ALWAYS obsessively bit the skin around my fingers, inside my cheeks, and my lips. But mostly, and severely, my fingers. I thought I was a freak growing up. I tried to hide it from everybody. When I was 16 I was diagnosed with OCD and anxiety, but my questions were never really answered about my skin biting. I didn't even know it was a problem. I just thought it was a bad habit I had and that nobody else did it. I would do my own research and google anything I could find about it but I never found anything. Tonight, I google it and find that not only is there a word for it, but theres a MILLION other people who do the exact same thing as me.
I want to quit this habit. So bad. And I think the best way is to form an online support group. We can all message, email, text, or contact each other in whatever way to help eachother make it through each day to quit. It's so great to know I'm not alone. Thank you guys.