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Hi everyone, I have just found this forum and am so comforted to know I'm not alone with this. I have been picking for about 15 years I reckon, since my early teens! i remember the very first time. I had found blackheads on my chest, and my mum had (stupidly) mentioned that if i squeezed them something would come out. I wish I had never tried it, but I thought I would see if it was true and squeezed one. A hard yellow seed came out, and I remember actually feeling sick that it had been in my skin. Ever since then I have squeezed any belmish or slight lump I can find. Anywhere. Back, chest, arms, stomach, legs, bottom. I am constantly touching my skin, all day, searching for anything that isnt completely smooth and squeezing at my skin. It's a habit, but i also do it more when I'm stressed. As some have mentioned, it's like a control or escape mechanism. It's a comfort somehow. I have tried to stop in the past but it didnt work. It a way, I like picking because I just can not stand leaving that stuff in my skin, it HAS to come out, and I feel satisfied when I have removed it. Therefore, how on earth can I stop?! my skin is blotchy and it's embarrassing, yet it's not enough to make me stop?!