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May 02, 2014

You are not the only person out there doing this and you are not weak. You probably are very strong from having endured a lot. Don't give up, keep on looking for help. This is not a cure all bit I found an iPhone app called iscab. It actually has been getting me to play this silly game where you pick scabs and it keeps my fingers busy.
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May 02, 2014

Thanks, I will have a look at that but urge to pick is very strong and when I'm on my phone I also end up pickin without even known it until I feel blood. Sounds ridiculous doesn't it but thanks again ;-)
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May 05, 2014

If you're thinking about ending it please call the suicide prevention hotline, 1-800-273-8255 (in the us). You can also talk to someone online and these people won't "wash their hands of you" like your doctor. Your daughter loves you and needs you and having a parent who picks is a thousand times better than no parent at all. I don't need a mirror to pick, so I do it all. day. long. I would be suprised if I went five straight minutes without reaching up to pick. I also "dig" when I pick, until there is blood. My fingers want to pick and dig so that the skin underneath is "smooth" and even, all one plane (the better, rational, part of me knows this is crazy) -- but of course this means that new skin gets scraped off and the wounds get bigger and deeper. I'm just getting started on really trying to stop this, so the only encouraging thing I have to say it - you are not alone.
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May 06, 2014

Hi, I live in the UK but thanks for the phone number, I understand what you mean by trying to smooth everything out, that's my intentions to, once I actually scrapped my skin pushing from say my nose outwards, it took me hours and I thought (in my head obviously) that I had managed to do it, my face looked so even and I was so happy, the consequences of this where unbearable, even though at the time it didn't hurt one bit because I was so happy with the results but in the morning when I woke up my face was twice the size and purple from bruising. I've never felt pain like it. What can make a person go to these extremes is beyond me. I had to take 5 weeks off work to recover, extremely embarrassing.
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August 30, 2017

hey jojo its me. been years but curious how you've been, if you still pick and hows life. hopefully you check here . if you do let me know