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mel30248 , 09 Nov 2009

New here please help

OMG I am so glad to finally not be alone! I didnt realize that there were so many people going through the same thing that I am going through. I am a 23 year old female who has been doing this forever! I pick all over my body. My face can get really bad sometimes & I get really upset about how ugly I look & just cake on the make up. I have now learned to just deal with it & not care as much as I used to. People point out my scars all the time & I just shurg them off with a bad bug bite excuse or I dont heal too well excuse or something. I want to stop I have a daughter now & the last thing I want is for her to pick up this nasty habit! I need to stop I'm going insane literally but I dont want to turn to meds. I try to stop but it literally only last for a couple of hours before I'm back at it again. I dont mind the pain that it sometimes is to do this & I actually cant stand the thought of a scab on my skin but open wounds seem to not fase me one bit go figure! HELP PLEASE ANYONE
1 Answer
November 09, 2009
Welcome, Mel. I am a fellow scab lover/hater. I can't believe people actually mention your insensitive and rude. I am 31 and have picked one thing or another on my body since I was about 6. I don't hide the fact that I am a picker anymore. I will casually mention it to anyone and not feel bad anymore. It has taken me all these years to get to this point however! A skin picking forum like this one helped me tremendously about 4 years ago and I've been "out of the closet" ever since :) It really help the recovery process when you can just get it all out there!

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