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November 09, 2009

Being active on this forum helps me so much. Welcome by the way :) I am 31 and been a picker since age 6 or so. Don't be shy here...let it all out...that's what the forum is for. It's so liberating to have a place to confess to all the ugly shaming picking compulsions we have!
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November 11, 2009

Hi i am new to this website as well... just like you, i suffer from this disease that until recently i thought was just a bad, uncontrollable, life ruining habit... I am also glad to know that i am not alone... i was so happy to learn what was wrong with me... suddenly everything seems so clear... i thank God for answering my prayers. I hope that all of us out there with this disorder overcome it, it can be done..and will be done with Gods help! :) may god bless you :)
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November 11, 2009

Thank you for sharing your story here, everyones story is an inspiration to someone out there suffering from the same thing. I understand your story completely, and like you I'm looking for someone to be a supportive friend with in this battle to regain our sanity, and happiness. Your certainly not alone, and you will have support and encouragement as long as you continue to have hope and never give up on yourself. I have been picking my face for about 9 years now. I am an individual who constantly seeks perfection, in everything, especially myself. As everyone does I experienced a few minor breakouts as a young teen and insisted on squeezing and popping them immediately, of course causing damage beneath the surface and causing further breakouts. As time went on I began picking longer and deeper and more aggressively, and before I knew it I was inches from the mirror every night digging at every tiny pore. My skin became worse and worse and I started avoiding social events and school, even sports occasionally. Now, at 21 years old, I am unemployed, and hopeless. The future is something I dread because all I know for sure is my skin will most likely be as disgusting as ever. I can't imagine facing the next 10 years looking and feeling the way I do now. I, like you, realized recently that this may be a problem beyond my control, an addiction of sorts, and began searching for information and help. If you'd like, you can email me at kasp19@live.com, I'd really like to hear more about your story and your struggle with this addiction.