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someone , 05 May 2009

Can someone help me please!

Hello :) Thankgod i found this site, if only i found it sooner! I have a big skinpicking problem. i require some help, and i need a buddy. i mean like i want a friend i can talk to online, for help. and to help me through my probs. i have a sychiatrist but shes only seen me once and she hasnt replied in 5 months. so id apreciate it if you do help. well my parents don't understnad, and they never will cuz they don't have this problem (Im fourteen). they say its all my fault and its very easy to quit. on the other hand im totally on the other side. so i hope you guys reply, thanks :) Neela
6 Answers
May 06, 2009
below is a little passage/prayer I say to myself everymorning to help me get through the day. It is edited just a bit to apply to not picking. The original version comes from Narcotics Anonymous and I use that version to help me not use drugs. This version is to help me not pick. Today is day 6 that I have not picked!!!! Hope this helps. Just For Today Just for today my thoughts will be on my recovery, living and enjoying life without picking. Just for today I will have faith in someone in who believes in me and wants to help me in my recovery. Just for today I will have a program. I will try to follow it to the best of my ability. Just for today through I will try to get a better perspective on my life. Just for today I will be unafraid, my thoughts will be on my new associations, people who are not picking and who have found a new way of life. So long as I follow that way, I have nothing to fear. Just for today.
May 06, 2009
Dear someone (Neela), I understand. It feels horrible when your own family will not listen or even try to understand. I would be willing to talk to you on line and try to support you the best that I can.
May 17, 2009
I just recently found this site and have been a picker since I was 14 and am now 21. Sadly my problem has increased these past 3 months.I completely understand what you are going through. Its not as simple as just being able to quit. My family friends and boyfriends get mad at me and tell me just STOP. But everytime I look in a mirror I see something im sure no one else notices and cares about and I just go for one and end up picking 10-20. I know that the picking is something much deeper then I realize and I need to deal with that first. What sucks the most is that you pop and squeeze, telling yourself that your making it better but deep down you know its making it worse and you know that youre only going to hate yourself in the end. I unfortunately made the mistake of going on accutane thinking it would solve my problems and it only made them worse. It brought all my pimples out causing me to have a free for all for picking. It also caused some severe depression. As a picker I went to the dermatologist hoping to solve my skin problems and it did from the age of 18-20 then my skin changed. write me back and let me know more about yourself, i hope I can help or just share with you my experiences.
May 17, 2009
I had a similiar problem when I was younger (I'm almost 22) My mom was always helpful and tried to be understanding, but then there was my dad, he was everything opposite of any kind of help, if anything he made EVERYTHING WORSE. He told me things like no one will ever love me and that I was disgusting and that I would never be able to hide it. I used to tell him I'd just become a nun. Ha that was such a lie. I believed him for a long time and I drove people away for a long time too. what u need to realize is that they don't understand. maybe they never will. I always wished he could. recently i noticed in his older age he does it too now but in his sleep, I thought i would be glad but I realize iI can't wish this upon anyone. I've never said anything to him about his picking. He doesn't need to understand. You just need to worry about how u feel about it. Plus my dad isn'tr perfect either i realize that now. Everyone has a vice and no one needs to judge.

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