When I feel or see, even the slightest imperfection I have to pick it! No matter what! The other day I felt the tiniest little thing on my forehead right before I went to work, all day at work I was thinking about it, touching it, acting like I had to use the restroom just so I could see it in the mirror. I couldn't concentrate on work, and I couldn't take my mind off it! I finally just caved into the urge and picked at work, and tried to hide my face the rest of the day. To make matters worse, once I start I cant stop. By the time I am done I look like someone else, and feel completely disappointed, confused and beat up. I have graduated from just picking on my legs, to arms and legs and now for the past few years, my face. Its crippling and I have completely lost all self control. Humiliation has erased any remnants of a social life.
Last week my husband took a tablecloth and taped it over the bathroom mirror and threw out every other mirror in the house. That has stopped me somewhat but when there is a will there is a way, right?
I found this discussion board today, so maybe this is the beginning of my healing process?
What I would really like to know is once I get that urge, how do distract myself from following thru?