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Online Test For Skin Picking Disorder

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August 13, 2009

Urgh, sorry about the length. I think I just spent half an hour trying to make it do line breaks before I gave in and added the ---+ in the hope that it would look less like the monster it is if the poor reader had some breathing space. Hope you take a look at it anyway.
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October 19, 2009

After weeks of not picking - for the most part - my skin was looking good. Then last week I broke down and started picking again. A lot. I've been wearing sleeves for over week now. This is the worst I've been in a year or so ... I have scabs and opens cuts all over my arms and legs. I'm so angry! HELP!
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October 19, 2009

Hi Finisco, Arggh I know the feeling! I'm so stressed out about my skin right now (i posted a few minutes ago in my own thread). It's so so tempting and I get exactly the same feelings as you. My therapist asked me my thoughts when I do it, I wrote down some but in all honesty I don't need to think when I do it, I just do it and can't help it. I too can't grow my nails otherwise I scratch too much and look like I'm purposly self harming. I'm getting bruises coming up where I'm scratching so much, and the spots on my face are really raised and sore and I'm really really trying not to touch. Although it's unbearable. My body is 90% of the time always feeling itchy and everyday a new spot appears for me to pick and it just seems like an awful unstoppable cycle. I read LondonJasons post. I might try and do some meditating and maybe some yoga at home. Worth a try!!
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October 25, 2009

I feel exactly the same that my skin is always itchy and feel that every day a new spot appears somewhere and I get so fed up about that that i carry on picking and then feel even worse when my arms are all sore. it is a real struggle to do a day without picking and i have vowed to myself so many times that i will not pick again but it never happens and then i just feel a failure all the time. Is there anyone on here who has stopped picking completely - if so please please tell me what miracle it was that has made that happen!!!!!