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Anyone find that weed helps?
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.
In reply to I tried weed for the first by silkemarie
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Yes. In my opinion that is. When I'm under the influence of pot I have no desire to chew or eat my skin. I don't know why.
Also, as said above, I agree that it tends to make me forget my obsession of skin chewing
Smoking weed ABSOLUTELY CURED me of urges to pick. I am a college student and bite the tops of my fingers and the area on my finger between the bottom knuckle and middle knuckle to the point of bleeding, swelling, and the skin keeps growing back thicker and thicker, leaving me with welts. I especially like biting the hairs out of my fingers and pulling them out by the root. When I am at school, I smoke weed pretty much all day every day, AND I NEVER PICK AT ALL.
However, I got an internship this summer (which drug tested) and I had to quit smoking completely. In addition, I was more stressed because I had to work all summer. I immediately started picking really bad again and now the welts and marks have reappeared on my fingers and hands. I HATE THIS!
It's so fucked up that I have found MY CURE (and its a 100% natural plant) and I am unable to use it to treat myself if I want to keep my job. If you've never tried it, I highly recommend using weed to help with picking problems! LET'S LEGALIZE!!!
I used to have a medical marijuana card while living in CA and smoked regularly. It helped my skin picking urges....but it did not complete eliminate them. For me it was a combination of things that helped... exercising outside, doing regular facial peels, and smoking weed 2 to 3 times a week. Exercise helps a lot. I have also noticed that sun exposure calms me down and lessens the impulse to pick.
How does hypnosis work? Were you aware of everything going on around you when you were hypnotized? I've been wanting to go to a hypnotherapist but am a bit unsure of the procedure and what to expect.