This is my story, and I have recently found a lotion that kind of helps....


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July 01, 2009

One more comment to add to my lengthy story. I have tried every acne treatment there is out there, and none of those have ever seemed to do anything to help. I know my blemishes are self inflicted... if only I could stop doing this to myself.
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July 01, 2009

Yes, I know how you feel. The self-hatred for picking at blemishes is harsh, self-imposed, and a terrible punishment, as we only have ourselves to blame and hate. Thanks for sharing your story. I'm here for you. Keep checking in. I think it helps a lot.
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July 02, 2009

Thanks! I have only been sharing for 2 days, and I already feel a tremendous relief... and even some new confidence that I can diminish the time i spend picking.
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July 01, 2009

Your story is just like mine. I'm a sophmore in college right now. It hasn't gotten too serious yet, but I've had a binge pick session twice in the past 2 weeks, so I'm getting concerned. Typically my hardcore picking is several months apart. I have ADHD and take adderall too. I'll try the acrylic nails, they seem like they would work.
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July 02, 2009

BE CAREFUL!!! The once or twice every couple weeks turns into everyday quickly. I am now 2 years out of undergrad and into my graduate career, and live alone. I think living alone has made me a lot worse. I got the nails today. I know it has only been a couple of hours... but they kept me from picking more than a couple blemishes today. Usually i get home and pick for like 30 minutes to an hour (sad i know), but today I only picked a couple spots for literally 10 seconds. The nails make it much harder, so far.... but I am sure I will find a way around them.
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July 03, 2009

I got nails about a year ago thinking it would help, however it has made my damage worse over time. I am actually getting them taken off tomorrow to try to minimize my damage. The nails let me dig harder into my skin to pick at blemishes that I would not have ordinarily been able to get at before.
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July 03, 2009

My story is exactly the same as yours, I just haven't begun to seek treatment for it yet. I feel like picking is taking over my life. I hide at work to pick and will even sit in my office and do it to the point that my co-workers are concerned. I am going to try the lotion and talk to my doctor to see what she can help me with. I am glad to hear that I am not the only peron in the world. I have felt like a freak for so long!!!