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ericagxxxx , 26 Mar 2012

Its bad :(

I have gotten home from work. Completely ready to pass out. Go into the bathroom, I usually will give myself a limit. Just one or two. An hour later, or more, I have literally picked at anything on my body that resembled raised skin. I'm really hurting myself. Its not just at home. I do it whenever Im near a mirror. I hardly even bother hiding it anymore. When I'm done, I look in the mirror and I dont even look the same. I just want to stop. I want to save my skin. I want to be pretty :(
5 Answers
March 26, 2012
I know exactly what you are going through, I have it just the same, some days it horrendous some days its not so bad, I made a point of reading some of the posts on here and some are really inspiring, currently I am setting up counselling for it, am on anti depressants, and as of today am wearing netted gloves and squeezing stressballs and ofcourse the mirror in my bedroom is down once again, its only half 9am and I have already failed but Im determined today will be the start of the end of this, you just have to beat it, I have been in the place you are, I still am in that place, its pretty dark but once you think to yourself you need and want to stop that is the beginning, but you need the willpower to do so, I so dont have much willpower in my I thought i tried everything, and i have almost but i just havent given it a chance, so thats just what you need to do find things to do to occupy (stress balls) get a peel off face mask and use face wipes/moisturisers, and just try to stop make sure you are aware of it and what you are doing all day long, and i am sure you will beat it, but even when you think 'oh this is useless' just carry on trying to stop coz it will stop eventually, itll take a while but it will, you just need hope, i know im saying this all and i havent stopped yet but i am at that beginning stage just where you are, your not alone in this! Alice x
March 26, 2012
Thank you :) We can do this together :) Now off to find a stressball!!
March 27, 2012
I have exactly the same issue. I also wish I could be pretty all the time, not just on good days. I am currently going through a hundred days resolution and on the third day. My mom checks every day and i almost never have the red spots anymore, except on my face, but I can use makeup to hide it. So far it's getting better. And a stress ball is a good idea. I'm gonna try that too :)
March 27, 2012
I know exactly how you feel. I feel the same exact way, especially right now. I've been picking even worse these past few days, my back/neck/shoulders/face ache. I look so ugly, I can't leave my house without tons of makeup, even though the sores crack through my makeup. Last week I picked up a supplement called NAC (N-acetyl-L-cysteine), and I hoping it will help me stop picking. I've read around, and noticed NAC has seemed to help some people with their skin picking. I feel like this is my last hope. My doctor doesn't really understand when I tell him about my excessive skin picking. I wish you the best of luck!
March 27, 2012
I completely understand what you are going through. This is what it is like for me word for word. What can I do to stop??

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