Does anyone want to try to quit together?


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May 19, 2012

Hey Arkag, yeah id be interested in some kind of team approach. Im not really talking to anyone about this and I really need encouragement at the moment. I had a good period about a month ago but this last month has been ridiculous. I have a stream of spots and sores on my forehead thats practically crying to be left alone. // Today, I declared WAR ON MIRRORS and have removed or covered all the ones in my room and office, and sat with a hypnotherapy session on repeat. Next week Im going to reward myself for a week of no picking and squeezing by getting my eyebrows done! Stupid, I know, but a necessary incentive, and with the state of my forehead I havent bothered with my eyebrows in weeks. // Im 27 and been doing this for 15 years. I have some good tips for managing your body skin to reduce picking temptations I can share, but Im hopeless with my face. // Lets take this week by week, eh? What goals will you set for yourself this week?
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June 02, 2012

SAME! I am in. Keep me posted.
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July 26, 2012

If this is still on, I'm definitely in. I like the ideas of weekly goals, maybe even daily ones.
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July 26, 2012

It's still on, but no one is actualy doing nothing about it, I guess there's no any idea on how to start...
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July 26, 2012

I hear that. What if we try and set a goal of a day? Half day? I think it's going to be hardest in the earliest days. I've read it takes 30 days to start or break a habit...
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August 12, 2012

Are you guys still doing this? I would love to join in
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August 13, 2012

Me too. I think daily goals or morning/evening goals might be a good starting point. Whatever the goals they need to be achievable and realistic, not overly demanding. Otherwise many of us will dig harder on relapse out of frustration that some of us have managed it although we might have 'failed' our hopes.
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August 13, 2012

Orientated - I agree. Maybe the goals should be something like this: Goal 1: take it day by day Goal 2: no standing in front of mirros obsessing Any ideas?
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May 19, 2012

I'm so happy to find you guys to share my problem with. I am female, 26 year old, skin picker for 10 or more... Today I realized I really do have a problem. Today I canceled all my responsibilities - leaving to job and going to friend tonight because of my skin condition. I was typing on google searcs and this is a first site that been given in searc results. I was thinking about finding a friend who I can share problem and start a healinh process with. I am from Serbia (Srbija) and I hoped that I could find someone hwo speaks my language but our problem can be talked about with this much of English knowledge, I hope... I was thinking about sharing a videos couse I think that could be helpfull and could show us improvements day by day, or anything else you think could help. My e-mail is andrijana_ilic_86@yahoo.com. Please write, I do not have anyone to talk about this problem with and I feel like loosing a fight...
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May 20, 2012

Hiya, You can email me at kazwaz01@yahoo.co.uk. I'm 34, female. I made a comment last night. Hopefully we can help each other with our problem.
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May 19, 2012

Hiya, would you mind if I joined in with you? Basically I've had this problem for about 24 years, I'm 34. I don't talk to anyone else about it. My partner knows I pick my lips (I can't really hide them, the state they get in) but he just thinks it's a silly habit. I've always managed to hide my legs from him, can't believe I've managed it for so long. I never wear skirts, lock the bathroom door, lights out getting dressed and undressed. It's exhausting! I joined the group to try to get encouragement from others and also to offer my support and help. I have tried EVERYTHING. I don't know what to do to stop. I've given myself a dead line, that by end July I want to be able to wear my crop trousers and not have to hide the mess on my legs. Any tips would be fantastic!! Maybe if I just come on here everyday and speak to you it will help because then it's making me more concious of my problem.
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May 19, 2012

Please e-mail me! andrijana_ilic_86@yahoo.com!
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May 20, 2012

I would love to quit together. I'm 22 and I've been picking for at least 8 years. My picking is quite pervasive, I no longer worry about picking in private and I pick my face, arms, legs and feet. I've tried to quit before but my family and partner aren't supportive and my friends don't seem to realise it's even a problem (I guess it doesn't look like a big deal after the shock of seeing me in the grips of a major depressive episode last year). I'm sick of having blood trickling down my face, it's embarassing, gross and painful.
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May 31, 2012

Hi everyone thanks for all of the responses. I will email those of you who posted you emails. Mine is laekqu@gmail.com
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May 31, 2012

Hi, I am 22 years old and have had this problem for as long as I can remember but only recently went to the doctors where he told me I have dermatillomania. I pick my face , arms/shoulders, back and chest mostly. I have some noticable scars from where I've done this like on my shoulders. Now I know what it is and have told there are ways to stop I want to try and beat it! I have good times and bad times with this, recently I have been really good with my face but my shoulders are such a mess! I never spoken to anyone before about this but would love some help to stop. Its so good to hear other peoples stories/experience. I would love to hear how your doing with stopping and help spure each other on. If you want to message me off here my email is sarahlizz@hotmail.co.uk
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July 23, 2012

We could help each other. I could really use a friend right now.
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July 23, 2012

Heck yeah! I'm in too with the rest of you.
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July 23, 2012

You can email me andrijana_ilic_86@yahoo.com
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July 23, 2012

So, what's your plan? Should we post here daily or something else?
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August 13, 2012

Come on guys , I desperately need your help... It's time to make some plan and get stick to it!
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December 09, 2012

I am with you. I am in the same boat as you and right now it is sinking. I will work with you as I need help!!!!
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August 13, 2012

Email me