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March 02, 2009

You may never read this, but I know I hate it when no one responds to my questions or comments--that's why I never post anything. I can relate to everything you're going through except for the finger/fingernail stuff. I hate having short fingernails (comes from mom cutting them too short for playing the piano). Yes, the cutting is absolutely related to everything that you mentioned that you do unconsciously. I only cut myself as a teenager. My issue now, as a 31 year old adult (as well as when I was younger), is biting myself and hitting my head. The latter not so much anymore after a few scares and memory loss issues. These only occur with rage episodes as I call them, and happen rarely so long as I watch my diet. My thing is I will always lay a hand on myself before anyone else, especially my husband and daughter. So, no you are not alone, even if it seems no one in this forum responded to you. Peace.
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March 02, 2009

Hey your "rage episodes" are very interesting to me. I also had some cutting in my past and I am a skinpicker. The word rage thou.. I never put it in that way all makes a lot of sense to me.
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March 03, 2009

For me it's a combination of anger mixed with that "I can't take it" feeling to the point where I literally feel like I'm going to explode. Now that I think about it, I haven't had one of those episodes since my picking has gotten so much worse. I guess picking is kind of like an IV drip of endorphins whereas bashing my head or biting myself is a one-time shot.
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March 04, 2009

i rage often too, in fact i raged today and hit a sophomore in the face
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March 04, 2009

I guess skinpicking to me is about not feeling good about anything anymore; If will power can't stop it then what do you do go to rehab? Because this has to stop for me. I can't take it anymore. Honestly I just left my soon-to-be husband Moved back in with my parents and everything. My life is just really going down hill. All I can't do really is pick and eat my fingers intill there isn't anything left. When I get out of the shower I sit there on my bed just thinking about nothing ( zone picking) And I just bite. Dude, I can't take this shit anymore. I have always been able to control this CSP now it's out of my hands. I have had all the support I need It's time for me to just give up for once.
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March 04, 2009

It was just recently after my third anxiety attack, that i had broken out into a rash all over my body. Instead of letting it heal and rub lotion on it, I compulsively picked at the scabs. I noticed it was becoming a problem out of my hands, when the skin was becoming raw and burning, and yet i still couldnt stop. I want to stop but not sure how. I have a very loving and supportive husband. He tells me he loves regardless of how bad my skin looks. I feel comforted, but still out of place. I really am glad to know i'm not the only one to do this. I guess this disorder occurred when i was younger. I started pulling my hair out, and picking scabs in my hair. Then it has slowly evolved into picking scabs and uneven skin. I am open minded to any advice anyone has to offer. thanks ocd911