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Cant_Hide_31F , 10 Aug 2012

picking for years. not sure why - ohio

i have been a picker for many years. i don't know how or why it started. i have lied about it for years. "i have a sunburn" , "it's an allergic reaction." , "it peeled on its own!". now i am missing work and other activities because i find myself in a picking trance. what seems like 30mins turns into hours. it was hard to hide it at my brothers wedding. if i heal my face wounds, i just start on my feet. i have a boyfriend for the 1st time in 8 years. i found myself going into his bathroom to use his roommates tweezers to pull scabs off. i really need some help. any advise to find a doctor???
1 Answer
August 12, 2012
I trying to fight this as well. My wounds will not heal as i can not leave them alone. Just as it is almost completely healed i take the tweezers and go at it resulting in a open wound again. My advice is to let it be...i know better said than done. I always put on tons of makeup thinking this was making it look better. Then i would spend all day watching the makeup look worse and worse. So starting tmrw i am just putting on the least amount of makeup. I am thinking a little red spots is better then makeup piled on making the spots a uneven mess will be better. I say that now but tmrw is not here yet. I will let you know how it goes. Either route i go i will be self concious. I have tried talking to friends and family and they just day dont touch it...leave it alone. They dont understand it is not that easy if it was i would not be on this forum. Good luck and let me know how you are doing.

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