Finally posting. Something I think I need to do.


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July 08, 2009

Dragon you are definitely not alone. Your story mirrors mine. I have picked all my life - as long as I can remember - and while I go through good patches they are brief and the sessions are long and uncontrollable. My triggers seem much the same as yours. I would love to offer advice but am still loking for solutions myself. Taking Luvox for depression but has not helped picking and can't seem to get any answers to how to stop. Just started seroquel as well. Trying mindfullness techniques but too soon to say how helpful it is. I still pick whenever I can - everywhere when I am alone and in my scalp when others are around. Sunlight is the worst as I can see every microscopic blemish.
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July 09, 2009

ForestDragon, I know exactly what you are feeling. I have picked for about 5 or 6 years now. I go through cycles as well and right now seems to be one of the worse periods of picking I have had in a long time. I am just so ashamed when I look at what I have done to my face in the mirror but I just can't stop. I saw my GP today and was mentioning that I had CSP - his response was "Well why don't you just quit picking?" It was the most frustrating thing ever. I am just so upset with what I have done to myself but I just can't control myself. I guess I am just at a loss as to what I need to do to break my picking compulsion.
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July 09, 2009

I hate when people tell me to "just quit." They don't understand how frustrating that is.... Gee... why didn't I think of that before? That will solve all my problems, I'll just quit.