I joined just now, because I was sitting in front of my computer picking my head. I Googled skin picking, because I thought it would make me stop. It's the week before finals, and apparently the stress is getting to me.
Like most others, I've been picking as long as I can remember. It's been a part of my daily routine. I have a spot on the top of my head to the left where I pick all the time. It's the only spot, and luckily, I still have a think layer of hair that covers it up.
For some reason, I find so much joy from lifting a little, transparent piece of skin away from my scalp. When it finally detaches, it's a relief until I need to do it again.
I really haven't tried too much to stop it. I try to keep my nails short. And for a little while, I tried taking B-12 inositol. I didn't keep on it long enough to see if it would work. Maybe this summer I'll start it again.
Most of the time, it's not a huge problem. But it's a time like now that all I want to do is sit here and pick and pick and pick until I can feel it in the nerves underneath my left knee. Does anyone ever feel that same uncontrollable pain/movement?