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Hi everyone, Just want to start by saying that this has been such an immense relief-- just knowing it's not just me, that I'm not some kind of closet freak...it means the world. I'm 31and female; been a picker for years-- for as long as I can remember. It has gotten worse in the last 4 or 5 years, though, with full blown sessions happening under hot lights. I pick my shins almost exclusively, usually with tweezers and needles, but sometimes my hands wander around to my upper arms. Like a lot of you, I have KP, and the urge to "fix" it is what got me started. I've also always been a nail-biter and a knuckle-cracker. So my shrink says that as helpful as online forums can be, it's really more effective to have an in-person support group or at least someone to talk to face-to-face who does it too. I know this is scary--I can't even fathom someday being comfortable enough to wear skirts again, let alone talk about this out loud, but I think it might really help. If anyone is out there, please reply to this posting. Maybe we could start with email until we get more comfortable, and then brave the meeting? You are all so, SO brave, and I'm honored to be among you. Thanks so much, Tweezer
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