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Old 04-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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Arrow Skin Picking Compulsion

So I know this is messed up, but I pick. I scratch off scabs, acne, beauty spots whatever feels 3D is gone. I'm hurting myself yet the actual picking feels calming in a screwed up way. Effexor was supposed to help with the picking by reducing the cause, which they think is anxiety.lower anxiety is supposed to help with the depressive symptoms and my picking. I was told though my compulsion to pick will always be there my face has so many scars and I can't focus if my mom or bro or boyfriend have a zit, I have to say or do something about it.

I hate it all </3 I don't know what else to do. How do I control this embarrassing yet very upsetting situation?im not doing so well right now.

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:57 PM   #2
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Hi. I deal with the same thing since I was 10 or so, maybe early. I completely understand and relate to what you feel. Have you ever gone to a psychologist for help?
The road is rough but I will not quit on my journey.
When things get hard I remind myself that "this too shall pass"

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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Re: Skin Picking Compulsion

Yeah I have. She was the one who told me that I can learn to control it but it will always be something I struggle with. If the pills don't help then what? What have you done to help yourself?

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