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Live a Happier Life - Free from Picking

Stop picking with online therapy program, based on CBT.

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July 28, 2017

Your description is spot on to how I feel when I'm compelled to skin pick. The only thing that seems to halt the process and help me with this disorder is self administering skin peels. The results of seeing my skin looking better and refreshed after each peel diminishes my crazy need to pick at it. It's never a 100 percent cure, but it's the only effective strategy for me. It's depressing to know that I have struggled with this issue for 15 years. I just hate that strong urge that compells me to pick. And if I don't pick at a pimple or clogged pore, it irritates me throughout the day. That though just stays in back of my mind and feels like some sort of barrier to normal functioning...much like an ocd episode. Picking purge me of that urgent feeling. Picking feels like a cleanse of the mind. Sick and I hate the damage that I've done. Been trying really hard to stop it recently yet the self control is almost non-existent. Must persevere, must not feel let down, must not give up.