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nastyab , 07 Jan 2014

Wish I could just hide from myself

Not a good day for me today. Urges to pick. Every bump I feel and every spot I see is driving me crazy. I'm pretty sure I'm extra irritable and vulnerable because I got almost no sleep last night. I wish I could just take a time out for a few hours. Not think about picking, not pick, not worry about stuff on my face, not stress about the pimples I already picked and the ones I'm going to pick. Just run away from myself. Not deal with this for a while. Such a heavy burden upon me. Wish I could lighten it. Do you guys feel this way sometimes?
4 Answers
January 10, 2014
YES! I constantly feel the same as you! Picking can be stressful and debilitating. Like you, I have spent countless evenings NOT sleeping because I'm thinking about my bump-ridden face. One thing that I have realized is that we pickers are VERY hard on ourselves and inflate our skin issues. it is frustrating to live with this, but simply not picking is the solution! Sounds so simple doesn't it? I have struggled with this for about 20 years and have had some success with a good skincare regime and practicing yoga/meditation. Taking some time to relax and reflect is very important. Best of luck! Be kind to yourself. xx
January 12, 2014

In reply to by MysteriousSunshine

Thanx, girl. I heard meditation suggestions a few times on this forum. I'll have to do some research and figure out how it works. Maybe anti anxiety medicine can help? I wonder. Really we pickers suffer from anxiety, I think.
January 14, 2014
Hi There, I understand how you feel. There are times that all I want to do is crawl in bed and hide! Sometimes I wish I could just take a month or two, and focus on healing. I feel like I could stop picking, and stay away from the mirror completely, if I knew that I didn't have to go out or see anyone for a while. I wouldn't have to worry about covering up my scabs, spots, and scars on my face. The two things that have helped me are 1) Never look at your face under a bright light! and 2) try not to get too close to the mirror. If I lean forward over the counter and get right up to the mirror to inspect my face, I can be sure that I will see something that I end up picking. Try those two tips and see if it helps. Leaving it alone really is the best thing! Good Luck!!

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