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intend , 08 Jan 2009

I can't stop!

Hello I have been picking at small pimples on my face, arms, legs, chest, back for quite some time and just can't break the habit. It is so bad that they turn into scabs and then I even continue to pick those off, causing ugly scars all over my body. Mosquito bites are a nightmare and I look at myself in photos and see my scar covered arms and it just disgusts me. Like the site says, I don't even know that I'm doing it most of the time. I'll be sitting in front of my computer working or watching TV and my fiance will have to point it out to me, and then I get upset about it. My parents ask about the scars and don't understand why they are there, and I don't know what to tell them or even how to begin to explain it. I've tried to break the habit but it seems when I least expect it I find myself back at it. :(
4 Answers
January 08, 2009
I started popping bubble wrap while I watch TV. It has been helping. I have not picked in almost a week.
March 09, 2009
Yes, I feel the same way. I will get an ant bite, a mosquito bite, or a little cut, and by the end of the week, it is a huge gaping hole that started off as a little tiny thing. I want to stop but i just can't. !
March 09, 2009

In reply to by wiccanprincess35

I have same thing to you wiccanprincess35. In the summer time, They are tons of flybites on my whole body and I tend to picking on my whole body from the flybites. It's killing me while I dp this but I quickly puts the cream on without picking but I just can't too. It is driving me nuts when the flies are everywhere outside. After the summer ended, I ended up picking in the falls through the spring shocked! I know it's been long journey to picking on mines. I hates started all over again due the flybites. Yeah, I wants to stop before the summer comes around soon.
March 23, 2009
Popping bubble wrap while you watch TV? What a great distraction from picking at my scabs. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

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