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April 29, 2008

You aren't alone and I share your pain. Over and over again, I continue to pick my skin and make it look terrible. I too have spent a small fortune on face care products all trying to cover up and fix what I had created. But I know that what I need to do is fix the underlying problem whatever that is. This problem has helped to destroy a wonderful relationship with a guy and also my social life. I am only confident to go out in public if I'm having a good day. I want to stop so bad, but I constantly find myself looking in the mirror and saying to myself, "Just one and then I'll quit." Yeah right an hour later I'm still in front of the mirror. I have often wondered how many days of my life that the hours of picking would add up to. Life is too short to be wasting it in front of the mirror in a trance. I wonder what my life would be like if I spent those hours doing something productive? Anyways, I have faith we are bigger than this problem.....it's just figuring out how to control it.
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May 28, 2008

You are absolutely not alone. I am right there with you. Like you said, it is so painful emotionally...it is soul destroying. People that don't have this condition simply don't understand. I have wasted so much of my time in front of the mirror and so much money on acne products that aren't worth moot. I am so frustrated. I hate this so much. You can do this. I believe in you. I wish you the best of luck! -Sara