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chefchef47 , 27 Jun 2009

new on the site, what now?

I have always been in denial that my scab and skin picking problem was more than just a bad habit, it has come to a point where I don't even like to wear shorts out because people notice and people will say things to me and it is embarrassing. I (most of my scabs are on my legs from shaving or tiny pimples I pick apart and make worse and pick at again and again over time, some are on my arms b/c I work in a kitchen and get burnt occassionally) have been scab picking and skin picking for years (I am now 21), ever since I can remember as well as biting my nails. I always just thought it was a nervous habit but it has just seem to have gotten worse over time. I know I need to stop and I always say "this is the last time" and of course, it never is. So the other day for hahas I googled my "addiction" and came across this site and I am glad I found other people who are like me because honestly, I thought I was the only one. It's nice to be on here, so where do I go from here?
2 Answers
June 27, 2009
Hi I am glad you found this site. I know how much of a relief it was for me when I found out I was not the only one : ) Keep writing and reading on this forum. My picking has lessened in frequency and intensity since I found this site. I tried to read and write here everyday. I also just started the online counseling they have available through this site so that is also an option for you as well.
October 02, 2010
I'm not the only one to pick and eat or chew scabs. I also pick and pull the hardened skin from my heels until it hurts to walk. The thing is, I do it when I'm relaxed or not. I'm 62 and I've been picking scabs since I was a child.

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