Hi everyone. I just have to share this with you. I have accidently stumbled across something that is working for me and want to tell all of you so that someone else may feel as good as I do right now. Now, it has only been 4 days as of today, but it really does seem to be working. Ok, here goes.
4 days ago I found this website and began reading everything I could. I was amazed (as well as terribly saddened) to see that so many others were suffering just as I am.
In explaining the different types of illnessess that cause us to do this, whether it is anxiety or self mutiliation, the posting was talking about the severity of the picker. Whether you pick once a day or three to four times. Well, my guess at the time was probably at least a hundred times a day (and no, I am not kidding) but I became curious to know exactly how many times I really do pick and when. Well the "when" became real obvious and the answer was anytime that I am sitting still, like in the car or on the couch or even on the toilet. Now I wanted to know how many times I do this a day. So I began to write it down. You know, like a journal you would keep for overeating. I documented the number of picks and where the blemish was located.
Well, on the very first day I documented only 3 picks, but later remembered 2 more that I had to go back and write down. But still only 5 picks, well that was a pretty good start. Well on the second day again, it was only 3 picks and I docmented which bumps it was I picked. Then on the third day again only 3 picks. So I thought well, I seem to be consistant. Now first thing today I picked one, so now I only have 2 picks left for the day. Saving them for a really good bump.
But still, to go from hundreds of picks ( and I am not exaggerating - I look like the worst case of chicken pox you have ever seen) to only 3 picks a day? WOW!
And I am starting to feel so good about myself and my accomplishment. Statistics say that only 1 % of us ever beat this, and I may just be on my way to becoming part of that 1 %. In only 4 days, I have limited myself to 3 picks a day, and my arms are already starting to show signs of healing. No fresh wounds, and less scabs.
Please email me at email@example.com and let me know if this is working for you. I may have just stumbled across a way to heal our minds as well as our bodies
Good luck and god bless. The feeling of possibly beating this is a wonderful feeling, I wish it for all of you as well!!!!