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So this is my first post ever about my skin picking. I have read tons and tons over the years and can relate to almost all of them. I have been picking my skin (face,back,chest) for almost ten years now and it's only gotten worse with time. I literally will spend hours a day picking every tiny imperfection on my face to the point of scabbing. I have very fair and sensitive skin and sometimes my picking leads to bad infections that spread. This has affected every part of my life in a big way. I've bailed in plans with friends to the point where they just don't ask anymore, I've missed so many days of work I fear I might lose my job and I spend entire days lying in bed unable to face anyone else in my household. I've tried medication, counseling and have been on acne medication since the 8th grade. I'm starting to believe that I will never truly get rid of this problem or my acne. :-( I hope that maybe finally posting something will give me hope again.