I was always a picker and I bit my nails until it they hurt....then I'd pick some more. My mom is a picker too(but she will never admit it
One day a friend of mine had a pimple and I asked "Oh, do you want me to get that for you? LOL! I thought everyone picked! He said "NO, you should never pick!" My world was turned upside down. huhhhh? Not pick? People do that? to this day I don't see how....FREAKS!LOL!LOL!
Well, I was going through a really bad time in my life, and felt an ingrown hair on my leg.....I got the tweezers and well....it was like nothing I've ever felt before. I COULD NOT STOP! I couldn't! For hours...I couldn't get up to go to the bathroom, eat, drink, anything! My leg would fall asleep and I couldn't stop. I tried everything. When I finally could, I would think about it! I got tweezers, razors, pins, etc. Some days between 11-18 hours. I told my doc. what was going on. He said pulling the hair out was releasing seratonin(spelling
) and put me on meds. If it weren't for that I would have ever admitted to myself that "I" couldn't control it. I realized cemical in-balances were real! I was always told/thought that it was just up to me to stop it.
My nails are long, I don't pull my hair out(maybe just the ingrown ones..but I can STOP), and I don't pick at my nails. My face sometimes. Also I got a 4way nail file/buffer. When I feel the urge to pick..I file and buff my nails..plus I can do that in public
Sorry, so long!! I hope it helped a little