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picks9876 , 03 Apr 2009

I FInally Told Someone

I finally was able to tell someone about my picking. I've mentioned it lightly before, but never in depth. It was through email. We haven't talked about it yet, but that's so she can go over it and get her thoughts prepared, since she's helping me look into my anxiety/stress issues. It really does help to tell someone. Now I feel a bit more guilty about picking, whereas I've never had too much guilt about it before. I just feel relieved.
2 Answers
April 03, 2009
i found that it helped to talk to my husband and a few other family members. it really helped to find a condition and relabel myself instead of "i cant stop and i dont know why" (with some tears of course cause deep down i really want to stop) research cuticle picking as much as possible. its helping me quite a bit. i am noticing more and more when i bite and pick. i am also starting to catch myself in trance mode (when u dont even realize until u finished chewing a huge piece of skin off the cuticle area) oh and i am ordering gloves for when i drive or watch tv. i am still biting and picking but at least i am more conscience of it. woohoo and i get myself to stop, most of the time. it is still really hard when i have a piece of skin calling me to get rid of it! whoo this is even helping me, thanx i really need to get this out.
April 04, 2009

In reply to by historykaos

I'm a scab picker. I do, although tis seems less common here, pick my nose. I think I always have. When I was younger I'd go for the skin around my nails. I remember my mother taking me to the doctor because I had removed the entire top layer of skin from on of my fingers. It was soft and red underneath. What I hate most is anything crusty on my skin, or I think that's what it is, but after I'm done picking when it grows back soft I still pick. I like to pick a lot. I told my English teacher, who has been seeing about having the school phych test me for anxiety, and this fits right on in. It's funny when I think about it. It was odd, but I feel good about it. There's one person who is kind of like a brother or wierd uncle to me that I really want to tell, but I'm too close to him currently, but its coming together.

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