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Hi. My name is riley and i'm 18 years old. I have been picking my skin for almost 10 years, every year it spreads to a new part of my body and becomes more intense with longer nightly sessions. 2 years ago it reached an all time low when I was misdiagnosed with add and given a high dosage of what seemed to be prescription meth (dexadrine). needless to say this brought my skin picking to a new and disastorous level. I think what I have the most regret about is the damage I have caused to my once very nice looking breasts. Now I feel the damage is irreversable. However, I am officially DONE regretting what I have done so far becuase i have wasted so much of my life dwelling on what could have been, what I COULD look like right now, and the confidence I could have. I am beautiful in this moment as I am, and nothing I have done to myself is my fault. True, I have physically inflicted it, but I obviously didnt want to do it, just like none of you want to. We are addicts that have lost control. Here's the thing---I think this particular addiction is wrapped in so much shame that we feel that we can never share it with anyone and we can never get help. But we CAN. YOU can. and I can. let's do it! get professional help, tell your mom, tell your friend! Get over the initial embarrassment of sharing this secret and know that you can overcome it and then never have to think about it again! enough is enough! start fresh now and accept your current skin and body. love it! its beautiful and ready to heal. I am ready to heal, I need help and I am going to get it.
September 23, 2012
Hi Riley, I think you hit on something that has never occurred to me. I'm in my late twenties and I was having difficulty concentrating at work and was prescribed adderall about a year ago. I've had a picking problem for several years now, but it got much worse when I started taking the medication. I just figured that this disorder was progressing, but never contributed it to the medicine. We can get past this and leave it there..in the past. I wish you the best of luck and I'm here for support if you need it!..Big Hug!!