Concerta/Vyvanse and Picking

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February 05, 2017

I feel your pain. I'm too embarrassed to go to the doctor and tell them i am doing this to myself. I'm so ashamed! I understand the disorder but i can't make myself stop. I think it's the release I get...almost like letting stress out. It only causes more stress in the end tho. Just threw all my picking tools away. I've got to end this now! Can't go buy more looking like this! I know there's no magical cream to use overnight to make my face heal. I'm just trying to relax and take deep breaths. There's nothing else i can do but let my skin heal and leave it be. And stay out of the bathroom!

February 06, 2017

I can relate a lot with your situation. Although I am not much of a nail biter or face,arm, chest, and leg skin picker, I have been on ADHD medication (currently on Vyvanse) for the majority of my life and have been picking at my scalp for approximately 18 years. I too see a therapist who prescribed me the Vyvanse. My doctor does not deny the fact that skin picking is a side-effect of the medicine. However, the habit is related more to OCD and how that relates to ADHD and Vyvanse. I too would be afraid to go off my medicine and think that I would probably continue to pick regardless. Once something turns into an everyday habit, its harder to stop. I would suggest trying hypnotherapy or purchasing some fidget toys to keep your hands occupied when you might have the urge to pick.