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May 10, 2015

Hey MangoJuice. I need a buddy too! I'm 29, female, and live in Bermuda (not quite UK!). I got engaged last year and am getting married this winter. My fiancé knows I pick but no one else. I've been doing it my whole life, like since 9. It's time I get this under control! I've wanted to in the past but nothing's worked. Maybe the buddy system is the way to go? Saw your post so thought I'd respond ... Coconut99
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May 10, 2015

Ah, congratulations! Would be great if you could get this a bit more under control by the date of your wedding :) I've had a look and our timezones are only 4 hours apart, so this should still be doable. Do you want to give this a try? Do you have whatsapp or something like that we could use instead of texting? Also, how can we exchange contact details on this site privately? ~MangoJuice
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May 10, 2015

Thanks! :) ... We could make a whatsapp group? I like that idea! I have no idea how to exchange info privately on here, I'm new to the site also! Let's look around and see if there is a way...
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May 10, 2015

Hello, I'm a 19 year old girl in the UK also new to this site. I desperately want to stop picking my body, I'm in the exact same situation about my mum knowing and me feeling ashamed, and think having a buddy to help each other is a great idea, so I would be interested
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May 10, 2015

You can join too busterpea! We can beat this together :) Whatsapp group sounds like a good idea, then it doesn't matter where you are in the world because it's over the internet! Now how to set this up... ~MangoJuice
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May 10, 2015

That would be wonderful! I just really want to stop this, I'm willing to try anything. Whatsapp is a good idea, just not sure how to go about contacting everyone - is there an admin who can help us maybe?
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May 11, 2015

We could set up a an email address just to connect then cancel it? There doesn't seem to be a way to share privately on this site.
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May 11, 2015

Hi! I am a 23 year old female in the USA and would love a buddy! I have no one to talk to about it because I'm embarrassed, and therefore think that is why I have never been able to stop. A whatsapp group would be amazing!! How can we get this started?
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May 11, 2015

Everyone can join! the more people; the more activity on the group --> the more support :) Coconut - good idea, does whatsapp use email addresses to connect? I've only ever used it with people's phone numbers, but if we can do the email thing that would be useful. It would also mean people who come to this group later can join the group too by doing the same.
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May 11, 2015

or what about the app Kik? you only need to know someone's username for that, no phone numbers. you can also group chat through it :)
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May 11, 2015

Yes! Kik is a good idea. Does everyone here have smart phones that can get the app?
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May 11, 2015

Hi people, I would really like to join too! How does kik works, just looking for your usernames you use here?
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May 12, 2015

I've never used kik but I'll download and give it a try!
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May 12, 2015

Yes that's fine! You can find me by this username
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May 12, 2015

I am aco94 on kik
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May 12, 2015

i am melissarc97 on kik, add me and we can all do a group chat :)
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May 12, 2015

Can anyone add me? I was trying to add you guys but it seems it didnt work or something
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May 12, 2015

Can anyone add me? I was trying to add you guys but it seems it didnt work or something
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May 12, 2015

It already worked:)
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May 18, 2015

I would love to join too!!!
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May 18, 2015

I would love to join as well! I have been suffering from dermatillomania since middle school. I am now 20, and though it is better than it has ever been, I still relapse (like last night). It would be great to have a group of people to talk to!
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May 20, 2015

I'm 23 and live in the us, this sounds like a very positive thing you guys have going. And since mango is the op i will download the app and give this a shot tomorrow.
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May 21, 2015

hello everyone, im new to the site but deffinatly not new to dermatillomania... (been picking at lesions caused by acne since i was about 12) and now being almost 25 with a baby on the way and getting married next year im DETERMINED to kick this habit to the curb. i would love a buddy aswell if anyone is up to it?! im on the westcoast of Canada, pacific time!
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July 03, 2015

Hey! I'm in Vancouver. Are you in the area? I've never actually had a chance to talk to someone else who has it as bad as I do, especially here...hopefully you see this message!
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May 27, 2015

MangoJuice I'm 20 (I'm the other poster's brother) we live in the central time. I was wondering if you'd like to become partners. Also another way is Line. You can create a "Don't pick any part of your body" group
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June 20, 2015

I really want to join you guys because I'm a 20 year old girl going through the exact same thing and I'm pretty desperate, but I don't have kik. If anyone wants to reply to this, we could swap email addresses and then from there numbers for whatsapp?
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July 03, 2015

I'm 28 (female) in BC, Canada and have been picking since I was a kid. My arms currently look like a war zone (just quit my job to start my own business and the stress has made the picking worse). Eeeeeeek!
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July 09, 2015

Hi. I'm 30 (female) in Alberta Canada and would love to connect with someone! I'm not familiar with the different Apps that are out there but am willing to learn. I'd love to connect with someone close by to have support through this! Let me know if you're interested.
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July 12, 2015

Mangojuice, coconut and everyone else here....I love your username's btw...mine is inspired by that...lol..I would love to have someone to get through my program through with too...We can all help each other with posts here....But I live in India and cannot whatsapp in the same time zone...Is there anyone else who lives in Europe or anything or in Asia....I would love to just be in touch on this forum...to keep giving each other support and asking about each other's progress....I just started the program one week ago and I am not any better....And I will try to download this kik app...sounds good....
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July 12, 2015

By the way, even if none of you live in my time zone it is okay.I don't need to whatsapp or text anyone often just need anyone in any time zone in their 20's for support...I am over 25 , but not yet 30, a girl.
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July 14, 2015

Hi! I am new to this group and could really use someone to talk to who understands what I'm going through. My husband is supportive but he doesn't get it. I'm 35 and have been picking the scabs on my scalp on and off for probably the last 30 years also sometimes I pick at my ears. I just want to stop so I can get my hair done and not feel so bad about myself. What has worked for everyone?
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July 16, 2015

Hey shellraz ...welcome to the forum....
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July 16, 2015

Hey everyone I downloaded kik but am unable to register...so sad....So I must be missing things....is there anyone still available to be my buddy through this? If so, just let me know asap.
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July 16, 2015

I'm still looking for a buddy Cucumbercool and Shellraz. I'd definitely be up for connecting! Let me know what works for you!
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July 17, 2015

Yes I'm looking for buddy(s) to. Some of these message boards are confusing and I'm sorry I don't know what kik is. So if there is another place to talk that is better let me know. Or email? I'm open to suggestions Cucumbercool and whitfish7
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July 17, 2015

If this is helpful I'm in U.S. Eastern time zone.
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July 17, 2015

I'm not very technologically savy :) Haha! So I also find these message boards confusing as well as Apps. Maybe email would work? Is there anyway to privately share that information with just us?
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July 18, 2015

Ok so I belong to another group yahoo.com/group/TLCDermSupport if you are able to join you can get my email address there. You have to be approved because it is a closed group and they also have message boards. I only signed up for yahoo for this group and my username is the same. Actually if you don't want to join that group just email me shellraz@yahoo.com just tell me who you are with your username so I know who I'm talking to.
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July 25, 2015

shellraz and whitefish7 hi! How nice to meet you both.I did not visit the forum since my last post so sorry for the late reply.Why don't the three of us connect with our e-mails to get things going? My e-mail is cucumbercool1@gmail.com...Whitefish, do drop me a mail too:) hugs
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July 25, 2015

whitefish, I just mailed Shellraz...do let us know how we can connect with you too...e-mail?
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July 25, 2015

You don't have to share yours on this forum...just drop me one.Okay? :)hugs