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thatweirdgirlyouknow , 05 Feb 2013

Acne and Scalp picking

I've been picking at my acne for about 4 years now and its really becoming a problem. I can't get rid of it because every time I get a new zit I HAVE to pick it. Even if I don't have any new acne I'll keep opening old wounds and making them bigger and bigger, so I feel like I have to pick at them even more to get rid of them. I can't even look at my face in the mirror to do my hair without being triggered. I don't where to turn for help, so I joined this site. If anyone can help me I'd be so thankful, I'm literally driving myself insane. I don't even like going out because I look so bad. I just need support right now and I don't know who else to turn to.
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February 10, 2013
Hello! I want to say that I have been in the same situation as you for about 7 years now. My dermatologist told me it's called "acne excoriee". I'm under treatment with her, but she suggested me to visit a psychiatrist -not a psychologist, I've been with 2 psychologists in the past and they didn't helped me with that problem". What I would do if I was you, is to see a psychologist to evaluate you. I'm not sure at all how it works between psychologists and psychiatrist, but if they tell you they can't help you, they will probably suggest you a psychiatrist. You can talk to me whenever you want. Believe, I know how you feel because I've been there almost the twice of time as you :)
February 10, 2013
Hey, I've had this problem for roughly 4 years as well, and it sounds just like what you have. I haven't been to any doctors about it yet; I really want to fix it on my own and there have been times where I have been so close to breaking out of this awful habit, I definitely understand your need for support, as I feel the same way, and this past entire week, I have been feeling too bad about my skin to even leave the house :( My boyfriend doesn't know about my problem, and I feel so bad when he gets confused when I'll go for a stretch without seeing him just because of what I've done to my skin. I know if we don't pick at little pimples they will just look normal and be no big deal. So let's help each other stop together...we really owe it to ourselves, and I don't know why we do this!

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