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April 04, 2010

a few things I managed to quit doing on my own over the years, pulling out my eyebrows, (that was hard) biting my nails and constantly picking my scalp and pulling and twisinting my hair. the eyebrow thing I started keeping track of when I was doing it. Realized it was only at work, so I remedied that because I figured out what was bothering me. Biting my nails, I started wearing nail polish and I didnt like the way the polish felt on my teeth. The hair issue, believe it or not, I started locking my hair, dreadlocks, and that has helped alot. Yes, I wash my dreadlocks allll the time. Im not dirty, just a picker! lol Im a recovering alcholic, and Im in AA for that. Why I cant use the steps to quit doing "picking" things I dont know, ive tried. Quitting smoking, I used Chantix for a month.
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April 05, 2010

i can't tell if you "want" to quit picking ........ i do extend heaps of congrats on all your other accomplishments !! they certainly are tremendously commendable. perhaps, if you do want to quit picking, it just isn't your time to do it and one day it will be the day. all the best to you and wishing you continued success with your outstanding accomplishments. :)
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April 05, 2010

I do want to, but I want to do it on my own terms I guess. I see that you are doing really well! That is awesome, and I am very proud of you!!
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April 05, 2010

thank you very much. yes, i am doing really well despite a very trying day yesterday. and i understand when you say you want to do it on your own terms. actually, that's probably the only way. i did it on my terms. i got serious enough about it and made a commitment and set out a plan and stuck to it, so far at least. i won't be able to place blame anywhere else if i fall off the wagon. not my regimen, not my diet, not my meds, not any physician. that is what i've been trying to share here, is that it takes a serious commitment to beat this, or any addiction or compulsion, however it is preferred to be viewed. i hope you find your terms sooner, rather than later, like i did. you're young. i did self damage for many too many years believing otherwise and don't wish that upon anyone. old too soon, and too late smart. lol though at 54 i don't consider myself that old. i just wish i nipped this in the bud about 20 yrs ago at least.