I've picked since I was about 11, and I'm 24 now. I primarily pick my face, although my back also gets some. I used to pick my legs, breasts, and bikini line, but that's stopped as I've gotten older. I pick because of stress, self-soothing, and also because I love the feeling of getting zits, pimples, etc, out of my skin.
CBT has never helped, medication didn't really help, the only thing I've found that did was hypnosis. I did it once, and didn't pick for about one whole week, the longest I've ever gone. It was amazing, I think I need to try it again.
But in the meantime, I noticed once when I tried weed with my ex, that my urge to pick just melted away. I felt so happy, and calm, and completely free of the uncomfortable, itchy, dirty feeling that normally makes me want to pick.
I know medical weed is illegal in most states, but does anyone know of or has anyone used weed to cope with picking? Do any doctors recommend it?
I wish medical weed was legal in my state, bc if it was, I can only imagine how much my life would improve vis a vis stress and picking if I could treat it with a combo of weed and hypnosis.