Thread: skin picking?
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Old November 4th, 2015, 08:47 AM   #4
Join Date: January 6, 2015
Age: 23
Gender: Undisclosed
Default Re: skin picking?

I started doing the same thing since I was like 8 or 9. I would pick at my arms, and, like you, I would need to tell myself that I needed to stop, but sometimes doing just that didn't work so I would have to fight myself to stop. I kept picking until I was around 15 or 16 when I actively tried to find some way to stop myself because I was tired of having to wear longsleeves everyday to cover up the scars in my arms. What I ended up doing was trying to think of something else to divert the temptation to pick, or if I was changing or something, I would try to change as fast as possible so that I wouldn't be tempted to pick as well.
I haven't been diagnosed with OCD or anything like that, but it is something that I have struggled with as well.
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