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August 02, 2009

yes we can get better!
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August 02, 2009

hello. my name is ila. i suffer from the same thing you do. and typing this right now is stopping me from going in the bathroom and gouging at myself. and i'm scared because i'm afraid that if i go back at the same spot that i've been picking at for oh about 8 months now, it will land me in the hospital again. i pick so deep that i go through every layer of skin and down to the fat. i'm becomming a bit of an alcaholic because of the pain. i've seen every therapist under the sun and have tried all the ocd medicine and nothing works. the only therapist i havn't seen yet is a reverse habit therapist. i have an appointment in a couple weeks. and it's all i can do to try to not kill myself by infection by then! i'm sorry to hear how bad you suffer. but it helps to know that i'm not alone. it's so messed up and i don't understand why i do this to myself. but i used to model and have scarred my face up so bad that i don't get jobs anymore because of it....but i'll let you know how the reverse habit therapy works out,. maybe you should try it too.