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November 20, 2020

It is so comforting to know that I’m not the only one struggling with such things. I’m a 15 year old girl and only recently have I realized the extent of my habits. I never really thought all too much about it before. But now I’ve considered it more and I feel ashamed. I pick and eat my boogers, scabs, puss, nails, cuticles, dandruff, and discharge. It’s like I don’t even realize I’m doing it most of the time. Its impulsive and I just can’t stop myself. In addition to eating thing my own body produces, I also tend to snack on paper, plastic, fabric, graphite, chapstick, and other inedible items. I guess I might have pica. Thankfully it hasn’t been so bad to the extent that I have internal damage. I don’t eat anything sharp or large unlike the woman in the movie “Swallow”. I couldn’t imagine eating a battery. That movie kind of made my eating habits feel invalid. But I also know that if I were to admit my habits to someone else, their reaction would surely make me feel alienated. So I guess my habits are valid in some cases. Anyway, glad I’m not the only one.

December 05, 2020

Yeah I get it.....I do all of these things......and I even pick at my scalp, peel out dandruff, and eat that too :( My boyfriend doesn’t know about this.......nobody does, I don’t want anyone thinking I’m weird. Finally, someone else who does the same things. I just.....I feel so weird and I felt so alone When I first started researching reasons behind eating my scabs and blackheads I found out about this and thought, what if this is uncommon? Can I tell anyone? Would they think it’s weird? I haven’t told anyone except y’all My nail biting is to the point where my nails are past my nail face has these spots that look like rashes..... It just, it feels so nice to know that this is more common than I thought it was and that other people go through the same thing ;w;

March 12, 2021

I have many of the same issues. Is this due to something that happened in my childhood?