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Old 04-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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i don't know how to stop,i try and say to myself "dont pick today" but before i know it im picking! i want to stop so bad,i pick my arms,my back,my chest,everywhere to be honest,i even make a spot or just find one anywhere on my body like my ears or my elbow,its getting ridiculous,i even use a needle to help me pick,i convince myself that there's something inside of that spot/scab,even it hurts or i bleed it doesn't stop me,i am scarred all over and i never wear vest tops because i am too afraid of what people will think,ive had questions like "Whats that all over your arm?" it just makes me even more upset and that still doesn't make me stop picking,its just so automatic now,i feel like im never going stop and i just feel like im the only one who suffers,i know im not but i cant talk to my friends because they have no idea,ive got to the point where i just don't know what to do or how to stop,please help

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Old 04-29-2013, 02:46 AM   #2
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Hey, Teddy! Have you seen a professional about this problem?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:09 AM   #3
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No,not sure who to speak to
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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I agree its best to see a doctor, so you can get the right help. Its a form of OCD. This sounds like its out of control so reach out for help and I pray it gets better soon. Here's a few links:

12 Dermatillomania Myths Dispelled | Skin Picking Support

Dermatillomania / Skin Picking Test - OCD Center of Los Angeles
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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I do this and its so hard not to when I get it in my head - it's like there is something in there that needs to come out even tho I know there isn't.

I see a psychologist and behavioural therapist and we work on positive thinking and internal dialogue plus basically distracting myself so I don't really think about it as much.

It's hard to explain but it helps!
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thankyou all,i just hope i can stop
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