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I never realized this was such a big issue until it spread past my arms and is now on my legs and the upper part of back back by my neck. My sores aren't just scabs, they have become big sores large enough to look like I am missing part of my skin in that area. They almost look like cigarette burns or something. Well, since my husband maade me realize what an issue this reallyis, I have been doing research and trying to learn ways to stop. It is interesting to me how it can be linked to anxiety. I have been on Zoloft and Klonipen for almost 5 years, and since I have been more anxious lateley and stressed, I can see how my arms and legs look so much worse. My biggest question is, now that I know about this and now that I am trying to deal and heal, what in the world do I say to people when they ask "Oh my God, what is wrong with your arms?!" That embarrasses me and I don't know how to respond. Has anyone dealt with this? How did you handle it, what do you say??? It stresses me out more and makes me more anxious and then I tend to start picking worse.