Hello! I know I have self-injury problems such as cutting, but ever since I was very little I remember always wanting to pick at my skin. Well I have been noticing many little things I do now unconsciously. Here's the stuff I do: scalp picking (have sores from it!), fingernail, cuticle, and hangnail picking, callous./harder skin picking, knuckle skin picking and biting, scar picking (from the cutting), just about ANY dry flaky or abnormal texture of skin anywhere on my body, scab picking. I will excessively clip my fingernails to the edge and pick the skin on the tips of my fingers. and just within the past few days I have picked up a new one, picking the top layer of skin off my heels and bottom of my big toe. (where the hardened skin is) I thought I was just weird! But i am not alone??
I also have depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ptsd, and tourettes. i wonder if any of that has to do with the compulsions stuff. i bet the anxiety does. the anxiety worsens everything, even the tourettes.
Anyway, wanted to be another voice! I have never really thought much on stopping, but now I think i will think more about it, about if im ready to stop.