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I'm 22 and have been picking for as long as I can remember. I target my arms, shoulders and chest which makes it impossible to wear short sleeved tops, and difficult to have a close relationship with anyone. I recently identified this as a compulsive problem because I will pick without even realizing - sometimes even in sight of other people - and I will drift off for hours picking my arms most evenings. I am short sighted which actually allows me to see the skin almost in close-up. I squeeze normal pores until they bleed and touch my lips to the area (I don't know why, it's just a weird compulsion that I can't explain). When I am super stressed I have an irresistible urge to hide away in a corner and attack my arms until I feel more relaxed. I have red spots all over my arms and chest but this doesn't stop me from continuing to pick... I have never been able to find anything to distract me from the temptation of my own skin! Does anyone else feel the same?