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Hi, I'm 20, and I pick and peel at my heel. I used to really hold in my emotions, and get stressed really easily and then one day about a year ago, i was laying in bed and i just started picking at my left heel and i fell asleep doing it because it made me feel relaxed and it didnt hurt when i woke up. So i continued peeling, and it seemed like a pretty good spot to peel since no one ever looks at the bottom of your foot. Lately though, as in the past 4 months i've been getting a lot worse with it, to the point where i will do it until it bleeds and i can't walk without limping, and it's getting a lot harder to hide. My boyfriend recently found out what i've been hidding and obviously he wasnt too happy and he keeps telling me to stop, and i do try but it's really hard, and he doesnt really get it. I've been under a lot of stress lately especially at home, my dad had a major heart attack a few months ago, and my sister suffers from an eating disorder, so ive been forced to take on a lot more responsibility. I think my boyfriend thinks i do it to hurt myself, which isnt true and that's not at all what im trying to do, i pick because it makes me feel calm and it relaxed, and a lot of times i wont notice when im actually picking at it until my boyfriend points it out. I know its not a good thing what im doing, but im not entirely sure how to go about stopping..