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I am new to this forum but I have frequently visited this site to help stop my dermatillomania. I realized I had dermatillomania in February of this year. It is now August. I have stop picking successfully for about a month at a time, but then I fall back into skin picking. My boyfriend is coming down to visit me in 10 days and I am determined to not pick my face for the next 10 days. I will reply to this forum every day to document how I am doing! I just picked at my skin last night. That is the last time. I am fed up with trying and then failing when ultimately I have all of the control in the world to stop. Right now I have inflamed red skin all over my left cheek. I have a few red spots on my forehead and a scab on my forehead that is healing. I believe that in 3 days it will go down. But I need to stay strong and let it heal. The red spots will probably scab over. Today is the hardest day to get through because I just picked so it seems awful and like it will never heal. I need to think back to the times that my skin has healed though and realize that it can and will happen. I would love to hear any success stories because that will be very helpful! It inspires me to stop picking! Thank you everyone for sharing your stories, it has truly been helpful. I will continue to post on this thread to publicly and honestly let you know how I am doing. Also if I begin to feel around for bumps to pick I will go on this site to post instead of picking. Thanks guys!!