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April 20, 2009

Hi, im 44 years old and i've been picking and scratching since i was about 7 years old, I know the feeling of telling yourself to stop, but yet i countue to do it. it's like my subconscience won't let me. and the more i say to myself that i'm not going to do that today, i always end up doing it any way. even for my birthday, just as i have every year for my birthday ,i always make the same promise that this is the year i'm gonna quite. but i never do. i can't even keep a promise to myself. I have been in counseling for it, have taken meds for it ( some make it better, but most make it worse. i think i'm ready to try hypnosis. i already know that my condition was brought on by my childhood truama's and that nothing can make that go away. but i find i have such anxiety over it all that it interfers with my relationships with my kids and my new husband. whom i've only been married to for not quit 2 years. i am uncomfortable thinking about having sex. i never take my socks off except to shower and then only when ther is no one home.and i hardly ever take my shirt off. i never know what part of my body may become a target, or for how long. i try to cover them with bandiads and antibiotic ointment, but nothing works. there is always something that triggers it to happen, whether it is an outside stresser or an in self stresser, i don't always know.