Day Three


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August 27, 2009

Congrats on day 3. I am two weeks into trying to stop biting/eating my fingers. It (is) an challenge, indeed. I have picked but catch myself & stop. Although for some odd reason reading these forums make me feel the urge to pick. Guess it is in your face information. Anywho, good luck to you!
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August 27, 2009

Thanks. I truly believe if we just keep stopping, that neurological "loop" that we created years ago will stop also and the compulsion will disappear.
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August 29, 2009

Congratulations! It is so difficult. (I quit smoking and drinking three years ago, but this is even harder. I feel even more of a sense of shame about picking than I did about drinking) Good luck! k.
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August 29, 2009

On day five. Last night I was on a conference call from my home office and started to pick. I stopped. The thing about this compulsion as opposed to drinking, drugs, cigarettes and food is that no matter where we go, there we are! I know about the shame thing, especially in business. One is supposed to look so calm and confident. What bull! I once had a boss who would walk around the office biting his nails. I felt so sorry for him. He eventually got canned by the Board of Directors and he was a really hardworking, intelligent person. He just didn't "project" that executive thing. And in recent years, we've gone back to that "blame the victim" syndrome, i.e., people saying we are all responsible for our actions. I wish some on those loud mouths had to grow up in my house with my parents. That's my rant for the day. Day five and pick free!