first off, I want to say how happy and amazed i am to find that there are other people out there with the same condition as me and that i site like this even exists... it's great. i feel supported and not so crazy and alone.
i am a fourteen year old female, but please don't take me any less seriously because of my age. i am fully capable of communicating just as well as any fourty-year-old.
to the point... i pick and eat the skin from my feet and fingers, chew and eat it. i've done this for so long i have just accepted it as normal. i try not to think about it too much. even when i do it, i don't admit it to myself. i pick and pick until my skin bleeds and is sore to walk on for days. right now it's not too serious, i don't obsess. but i'm still young, i'd like to stop this habit before it forms any more! if you can tell me the name of this compulsion i would really appreciate it. or just tell me your story...i want to hear about YOU.