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October 20, 2009

Thanks for sharing. I am sorry you felt so alone with this. I think you are right, we can help heal eachother. Sharing is one of the only things that I know will help us fight skin picking. I dont know if anyone else feels the same as me, but sometimes I avoid posting responses because I dont want to sound like a know-it-all. I think "who am I to dole out advice?" I think this speaks loudly about the self-esteem issues I have...which are of course connected to picking. Anyway I am going to try and get past my urge to "hide"..in my life and recovery and express my heart as you say. thanks gypsyrose
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October 20, 2009

By all means...DOLE OUT ADVICE!!! That's what we are all here for :) And with our powers combined.....lol
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October 21, 2009

Hi gypsy rose, Don't worry you are not the oldest on this site, I too am 44 and wondering what the heck I have been doing all this time and I thought that it would just go away. Just when I think I have control of it, something happens and then I go on a binder, just like the binders my Mom would do except with alcohol. This is the first time I have been on a forum and I really needed this place, like everyone says they think that no one else was like them. Well, reading some of the forum things I can't believe it. It's like you know exactly how I feel when I start to pick. I myself have gone to see doctors and they really don't know much about the face picking. I don't want to go on medication but I'm up for anything else that might work... by the way did you buy this guys book?
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October 26, 2009

Thank you for replying. It literaly made me cry that someone finally responded to one of my comments. I live in a very small town in the South Park area of Colorado. No I have not bought any books from anyone, and no I do not take any meds now. I used to take anti-depressents that were also supposed to help CSP but they only made it worse. So now I just self monitor and realize when I'm being triggered and try to maintane some sort of self control, which is not easy at all. I will post more later. Thank you all again for your support.