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July 23, 2009

Krista you are not alone. I pick my scalp until my hair is soaked in blood (it is my worst area) and pick my face, chest, arms. I also try to pick bumps on my husband and I worry that one day he is just going to say enough is enough. I am stil trying to work out how to stop - I think all of us on here are - there are no simple answers. But I finding knowing I am not a freak - there are others who understand that I can't just stop - is really helpful and motivates me to keep trying to get it under control. I am trying mindfulness activities at the moment. Too soon to say how much they help. I have also tried wearing a rubber band around my arm and flicking my wrist with it when I pick as a bit of a negative association technique. Had only marginal results but might work better for you?
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July 23, 2009

Krista you are not alone. I pick my scalp until my hair is soaked in blood (it is my worst area) and pick my face, chest, arms. I also try to pick bumps on my husband and I worry that one day he is just going to say enough is enough. I am stil trying to work out how to stop - I think all of us on here are - there are no simple answers. But I finding knowing I am not a freak - there are others who understand that I can't just stop - is really helpful and motivates me to keep trying to get it under control. I am trying mindfulness activities at the moment. Too soon to say how much they help. I have also tried wearing a rubber band around my arm and flicking my wrist with it when I pick as a bit of a negative association technique. Had only marginal results but might work better for you?