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Looking for skin pickers friends
Hi, I have been suffering skin picking disorder for approx 5 years, but last year it's when I realized I had a problem so since then I have been looking for all kind of supports like going with a psychiatrist, psychologist, medication, etc which have made me feel a little better but I still get the feeling sometimes to pick when I feel something on my face and then I continued until I feel my skin smooth. I can't deny it has affected my life a lot and I cant see the day I will overcome this. I'd like to find people with this problem who I can relate with and share our struggle in a way we can help each other to overcome this.
How would someone be able to reach out to you? On what platform?
I suffer too if you want to chat
well you can write me an email: email@example.com and we can get in contact
I too suffer from skin picking. It has really affected my life so bad that my husband wants to leave me because of it. I try so darn hard but to no avail. He says that I will not be able to stop picking because it has been going on for so long. I pray that I can prove him wrong but struggle with it everyday. I really know how you feel.
I'm sorry, its very hard to handle with this every single day. I can understand you
I also want some friends to reach out to for support. I’m afraid this disorder is going to take my future from me... my emai is firstname.lastname@example.org and I have a blog that I want to help people with
I have found writing to be extremely helpful when I am feeling helpless.
Sue How have you been doing with your picking?? I to go to a psychiatrist who gives me meds and I guess they tend to take the edge off a little but I still find myself picking. I have a hard time when it comes to washing my face morning and night not to stand in front of my microscopic mirror stuck to my bathroom mirror. I suffer from cystic acne so I actually do not have regular acne. I can take the littlest bump and turn it into a wound on my face. And sometimes my face will have wounds all over and then it takes weeks for it to heal. It is a vicious cycle. I have been doing this for a very very long time. I just want it to end. When my face is clear I vow to really try to stop but to no avail. My husband has a hard time understanding this illness. He tells me all the time to just stop picking. I wish it were that simple.
Hi, im 16 and thank goodness I've gotten over actually picking my skin, but the damage has already been done and my legs are hideously scarred. the worst part is I've hidden it from every single person in my life, I'm the only person who knows and I feel so, so alone but I just can't tell my parents , I would die from the shame. what platforms would we be able to reach you on to talk? Xx
I would love to talk to you. I had Trichotilomania when I was younger which changed into dermattillomania as I got older.
How could we create a chat???
Honestly I want to create a support group on Instagram. I'll keep you updated.
I just created a profile on Instagram called Skin Pick Support. The bio reads- a SAFE place to talk about dermattillomania, Trichotilomania or any other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviour and mental health in general. Feel free to message me there.