Scab Pickers--Do you save your scabs?


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June 10, 2009

So, I'm guessing I'm the only one? Great... Just great...
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June 11, 2009

Oh wait, think about what we are all doing....why does saving your scabs make you MORE different? If you saw in what position I am when I'm going at it you'd laugh your tush off....I get up ON my bathroom sink, turn the overhead light on and put my face about 6 inches from the medicine cabinet mirror and I can find that I do THAT HOURS into the night and like many can take away from sleep time. YOU tell ME how odd that is for a woman in her late 40s. People generally think I am in great shape and people guess me 10 to 12 years younger, granted, but STILL...PLUS I actually have a skin care business, so imagine what I am doing to my face by twisting it into all of those positions...wrinkles, marks...gracious heavens. Do NOT focus on scabs, trust me we all have enough looniness to go around....;-)
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June 11, 2009

yes. i did that too. and it started when i was nine. i dont anymore though... i used to pick my scalp and collect the scabs in a compartment of my dad's car. he found them and thought they were bugs or something...but yeahh.. and i know what you mean! some are better and some arent...like the big, cool-shaped ones that are hardish... and if nobody else besides you or me does this... then i guess we're just different. hahaha
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September 03, 2017

I save my scabs for a short time. I get upset if I lose one before I get to look at it. I like to see how many I can collect each time I pick them. I was trying to get information on why but have not been able to get the answers. It could be worse. I could be doing something illegal.
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September 04, 2017

You're not the only one... I used to do this when I was younger. I liked to see scabs that are larger or thicker, and I would get upset if I lost them before actually observing them. I'm sure many people out there has this habit as well.
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October 04, 2017

Hello all! Happy to see someone has posted on this thread recently! I've read this thread a few times over the past couple of years but was afraid to comment... so first of all, good on us for being brave enough to reach out! I hope you all patted yourselves on the back after posting because I know I'm going to. So I've struggled with not just picking but picking and collecting on and off for as long as I can remember. I want to stop so bad. It's gotten a lot worse lately, probably because I'm struggling more with anxiety and depression. Does anyone have tips to quit? I'm in a long-term relationship and my partner knows about and accepts my picking disorder and it doesn't really bother them. They do it sometimes too, is what they told me :) but they do not know about the collecting and I do not feel ready to be out to anyone about it... and I'm afraid of being found out. I'm tired of hiding this really really difficult to fight compulsion, but also I gross even myself out and I want to quit before anyone finds out... Know what I mean? Tips? Am I thinking about this wrong?