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ontheroadtobeauty , 21 Aug 2012

New member here. So glad I'm not alone.

Hi, I'm a new member. My name is Samantha. I came upon this website last night when I was googling information on Dermatillomania. I'm a self diagnosed Dermatillomaniac. I'm glad to know that I'm not alone. Because that makes everything worse. When you want to talk to someone so badly and want to know that they're not looking at you like you're gross or you're a freak. Hopefully I can blog about my picking and get some advice and perhaps some kind of treatment will be available to me. I've been picking for almost 5 years (I'll be 19 this November). It's interfering with my life and relationship, has given me a staph infection, and has seriously broken down my self esteem, self worth, and confidence.
3 Answers
August 22, 2012
You are taking a great first step! We can beat this. If not alone, then together. I wish at 19 I realized I had a problem. I could have beat this 20 years ago!
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August 22, 2012

In reply to by Feebee

Likewise. Ontheroadtobeauty, I wish I realized this at 19. It's taken me to become a Psychology lecturer before I looked this up in my spare time. Yes it has affected life. We want a better version of ourselves to take in to the future. Read other chats on this site forum even if you don't leave comments. I find tips in them and see that others are also trying to stop our issue.
August 22, 2012
hello samantha (: sounds like we are in the same boat ! ill be 19 in december. i have been picking since i was about 10 years old.. at times it has been better and worse but since discovering this website, i have been making steady progress and im so so close to healing finally ! (: good luck. i know you can do this (:

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