Online Test

Find out the severity of your symptoms with this free online test

Guru-picker , 10 Apr 2012

New here - been thru it all

I'm new, but because there is no cure that exists for me I am reaching out & offering support. I have 20 yrs experience. I'm 32, picking is at its worst. I have tried a shit ton of psych meds & have been in a psych hospital 2wice. I have even tried n-Acetylcysteine. I have finally got a good psychiatrist but he is stumped. I have at 1 time been on a combo of meds that did completely stop the urge & I can share it, but I was so doped up. My memory & vision got terrible - I needed glasses; I had to stop the meds, the side effects were not going away; I couldn't live that way. Currently I am here for support & am really trying to use the tools of habbit reversal & cognitive therapy, I have been really lazy about this in the past. God, why does being mindful & doing homework take so much effort. I think we all want a magic pill. But after years of picking, I believe this disorder is much more complicated & requires a multi fascited approach. Additionally, I am going to give Inositol & some Bach herbal elixirs a try. I feel positive, my depression is under control, and my boyfriend (a huge stressor) is going to jail. Lastly, I will be contacting the university of Minnesota under instructions from my psychiatrist on experimental treatments for picking. For newbies whose picking is very bad I urge you too seek psychiatric help it is an essential building block & the right meds do help. For people who aren't new, any advice is greatly appreciated. I too am here for anyone who needs support.
1 Answer
April 16, 2012
wow, sounds like you are dealing with a lot. I hope your various approaches are going well. Id iike to hear more about the cognitive therapy youre doing? someone mentioned it to me and Id like to learn more.

Start your journey with SkinPick

Take control of your life and find freedom from skin picking through professional therapy and evidence-based behavioral techniques.

Start Now