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stupidgirl , 28 Apr 2014

NEED SUPPORT TO STOP PICKING. this has ruined my life.

Hey guys. I am in desperate need of some support to stop picking on my skin. I've been picking my skin for years now, ever since I started highschool. I am now done my first year of university and still suffer from this horrible compulsion and am left with marks on my face, chest, and back. My back is AWFUL, covered in brown discolouration from my relentless picking. I plan on recovering from this but need help, a buddy , or several even, to do this with me and for us to support one another. Who is in? If anyone has imessage feel free to email me directly and we can talk through there.... I am just absolutely tired of suffering from this and need to talk to someone who understands on a genuine level because none of my friends do.
7 Answers
April 28, 2014
I'll be your buddy! I need one too! We can work through this together.
May 15, 2014

In reply to by LiorL

I'm going through the EXACT same thing as you. My face, chest and back are all completely scarred and discoloured. I've picked my skin every single day for the past three years and can't stop but I NEED to. It has ruined my social life. I'm always so disappointed in myself. My idea is to update each other on our progress every night to motivate each other and have a reason to stop, the reason being to let each other know what we did. Would you guys be willing to do that with me?
April 29, 2014
Hi! I could use a buddy too. I just started exploring this site and others when my significant other and I had a fight about my picking/wound this weekend. I'm not even sure where to start.
May 12, 2014 <-email me please! I could definitely use someone that understands what I'm going through. Everyone around me just kind of ignores my problem. I guess its better than yelling at me to stop but it certainly doesn't help me either.
May 15, 2014
I have always been a bit of a skin picker - but recently my scalp picking has become so bad i literally can't stop doing it. I have 4 patches on my scalp which are now red open sores. The first thing I do in the morning is check to see if they are 'pickable' and then consistently throughout the day I keep touching and scratching them. Sometimes I am not even aware that I am doing. It is disgusting. It is driving my husband mad! and I am sure people on my team at work think I am disgusting. It is getting really embarrassing. I really don't know how I can stop, and I know soon I will have lost all my hair in those areas and it will become really noticeable. What can I do? Any advice would be really welcome.

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