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vannabanana91 , 10 Mar 2012

You Have No Idea

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.
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March 22, 2012
Hey there, Ha, i know. I used to think i was all alone in this, a weirdo who JUST. CANT. STOP. PICKING. And then i found this site and spom site and book, and just to put a name to this woke me up. The knowledge that i am not alone, reading stories from people describing everything I'vebeen feeling, and finding out that people have recovered from it....OMG, it was such a relief. Actually, since I learned all i could about this, I was able to stop, for real. And it's all thanks to all the brave people willing to share photos, videos and stories. Msde me realize that if i don't stop, this csp will never stop. And knowing it's up to me to do so was helpful. I mean, i knew i had a bad habbit, but until i knew that this is a serious compulsion, i didn't think of it that way. I just knew tht each time i tried to stop, i couldn't.... Ayways, long story short, for me, the knowledge was the power i needed. Love, SC

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