I think I am a compulsive picker, I have done it since I can remember. My first memory was having a mole that looked like a 3rd nipple, I didn't like it so I picked it off over and over till it was just a tiny lump. If I get a spot I have to squeeze it, I also unconsciously pick at my husbands back when we cuddle. I pick at ingrown hairs on my legs and once I start I just keep finding more and more until my legs are covered in little holes. If I get a scab I pick it over and over again until it scars. I bite my lips till they bleed too and the inside of my mouth.
The thing that has finally made me realise that must have a problem is I had a ingrown tonail (only very slight) so I picked and picked got all the nail out of the sore bit, picked off all the skin got tweezers in the hole I had made and everything and now my toe is agony and is kepping me awake and making me limp (why would anyone do that to themselves?).
I am really embarrassed about this as it's not nice but I am sick of doing this to myself, I want to be able to wear skirts in summer but my legs are always covered in scabs. The other thing that really worries me is that my 5 year old daughter has started picking too, just like I have from being about her age. I don't know if a genetic thing or if I am doing it without realising and she is copying. She has a brown mole on her leg and she keeps trying to pick it off, she did have a small freckle sized one just underneath but this is now a scar. I really don't want her to end up like me. Any help or advice would be great. I am already on Prozac (20 mg) for depression.