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look_its_snowing , 03 Oct 2009


Ever since I realized that I had a problem with skin picking, ive tried to treat myself and avoid conversations with my mom about professional help. But im just curious, how has it affected those who have had it? How do they treat it? is it extremely costly? Its just getting so difficult to keep it under control, i thought the urge to pick would decrease over time, but it just keeps getting worse
7 Answers
October 05, 2009
Ive actually think ive found a way that will stop this... which i am going to try. hypnotherapy i think will work. it can change ya sub thinking. so when ya have a sore/pimple/itch or whatever. ya will think 'oh i have a sore' but ya wont feel like picking it, its helped people quit smoking, its help people stop eating junk food so they can be helped to lose weight. so i think it will help with this problem too. i dont think one cheap session will help. but i will find the best person i can find and give this a go.. cos i am at my wits end with how to stop this problem. I think its worth a shot :D
October 07, 2009

In reply to by xnikkix

I've been curious about hypnotherapy as well. I've been doing this for over ten years--it has to be worth a try. I'd love to hear how it works. If I could somehow not feel like picking--wow. That would be...I don't even have words for that. I mean, can you imagine not wanting to pick? Wow.
October 05, 2009
I went to a counselor for a little while. It did seem to help, but I never got down to figuring out exactly why I do it. I keep thinking that understanding myself better would let me figure out how to stop. I've told a few people about it, but they actually get angry at me when I do it now. I just tend to get more anxious and depressed about it all the time. I want to stop, but I just can't. I've managed to keep from getting more than a couple very small bald spots that I can hide under my hair (scalp picker), but I've been doing it for nearly 12 years now. My psych. profile is really similar to that of a borderline personality disorder case. Unfortunately, I moved away from my counselor in the States and there aren't counselors available here. Let me know how hypnotherapy goes. I'dlove to stop before I lose anymore hair. Does anyone else have any ideas? I'm drowning in this...
October 08, 2009
I have seen two different therapists about my ocd skin picking problem...gone on several medications to control my urges to pick...used replacement activities...quit using it out in the open with family and friends...used expensive acne skin treatments...pretty much tried it all save for hypnotherapy, and have only ever quit picking (and even then it's only been by 85%) for 2 weeks at a time. This is over the past 15+ YEARS! I am now taking a different approach entirely...God. Don't laugh, I am very serious. I have only become a Christian a year and a half ago and know this is my final chance for recovery. It's not gonna happen over night, it may not even happen in five years, but all I have left to try is to trust God for my healing. Sorry if you all think I'm crazy now :)

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