Post # 1
Any bees have issues w/dermatillomania? How do you deal w/it?
I think I have a mild case of it. I pick my arms every day, to the point it can feel like reptile skin It’s a gross habit, and I’m pretty embarrassed about it.
Post # 3
I found cognitive therapy expensive but really helpful. It helps you find the root cause that triggers that behavior. Also asking for medicaton that thins the scarring has helped me.
Post # 4
Yep. I have since I was little, before I can even remember. It’s just something I’ve always done. I pick at the skin on the sides of my thumbs CONSTANTLY, to the point that they’re bloody and aching and I have to stop because it hurts so bad. But while that spot’s healing I’ll start a new section right next to it. It drives Fiance nuts and I was never really conscious of it until I started dating him — I knew I did it, but it was just a part of me, so I never really thought much of it.
I’m in therapy now to work on some anxiety issues and I’m hoping to work on the skin picking thing while I’m there. I really want to have pretty-looking thumbs by the time of the wedding 🙂 I definitely don’t want my gross habit photographed in our rings-on-hands shot haha.
Post # 5
Thanks, ladies. I’m a person who tried counseling once, was unimpressed, but has generally avoided therapy. This’ll sound gross, but I mostly pick at pimples on my arms. I always thought it was just a bad habit but not that big a deal until my boyfriend pointed out how bad they looked. I never thought it was bad enough to really be considered a disorder, and I don’t think I have a serious case of it, but I don’t remember the last time my arms were smooth, and that’s not normal. When I get back home in December I’ll look into therapy.