So, after reading some old posts on here I am beyond relieved to find out that I am not the only one who suffers from SEVERE picking habits. It has been going on for as long as I remember, and I'm 23. I pick everything- ingrown hairs, zits, fingernails and the skin around my fingernails, bumps on arms, legs, and chest, my hair and split ends, bottom of my feet, basically every inch of my body. It is constant. I guess I never realized how big of a problem this was until I noticed I was picking while reading through the threads on here. It is extremely embarrassing and I feel so ashamed afterwards, especially when I see the damage I've caused, I want to cry. I might see a possible ingrown hair (a tiny bump that you can barely see) and dig and scratch and pluck until I've left myself with a huge open sore and disappointment at how small the hair was when it finally came out. I'm disgusted to even share all of this, but I feel better knowing I'm not the only one. It literally disrupts my life because I'll spend 2,3,4 hours at a time picking and not do anything I'm supposed to get done. I hate having days off because I know they will be wasted away picking, no matter how hard I try to resist. I've even set alarms on my phone, saying "I'll only pick until the alarm goes off", but end up snoozing them and continue on for hours. How pathetic is that!? I'm extremely humiliated, especially because of how bad the problem has gotten in my pubic area. I pick and pick, dig deep and get so frustrated if the hair doesn't come out easily. I scrape with the tweezers and use a safety pin to try and dig the hair out, it leaves me with all of these open sores that are painful and horribly embarrassing. I don't even want to have sex with my boyfriend because I'm afraid he will be disgusted. He always reassures me that it's not gross to him, but I don't think either of us have realized how bad my problem is. I had OCD in the past (but it seems like I must still have it) and currently have ADD and mild anxiety. I see a psychiatrist but haven't ever brought it up to her, I want to the next time I go in. There is no specific thing that triggers my picking, it's just constant. PLEASE if anyone has any tips on how to stop I would be forever grateful. It is consuming my life and leaving me with extremely low self esteem as I wonder how I can be so destructive to myself. Also, if anyone has any good tips on how to heal sores from picking quickly, they would be greatly appreciated! I just started using neosporin and band aids, but looking for additional suggestions. Thank you!