Thursday, July 15, 2010

Skin Picking

Here is a book recommended by Dr. David Tolin from The OCD Project that addresses Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and skin picking. Here is an Amazon link for it - click here. I'm still trying to decide if I want to purchase it since I don't have Trichotillomania. Gotta research it more. I have picked my skin since I can remember. Right now I pick my lips, ears, face, and back. I make scabs just so I can pick them. My skin and lips have to feel "even." Pimples, blackheads, insect bites, just a bump on the skin, it doesn't matter. If there's nothing there, I put something there. I have scars. I am going on job interviews right now. You would think I would stop picking. Nope.
My love tells me to stop picking. I look away or hold a book up in front of my face so she won't see; but she knows. Sometimes I will go in another room. Telling me to stop only seems to make me do it more.
Anyway, if any of you read this book, please let me know what you think about it. Until then, I will try to find some reviews on it in all my spare time. Cough, cough.
Nice to see my new visitor. Hello, #4! Please tell your friends. I know some of you are visiting because my tracker tells me so. Another thing to check! I got one on my other blog so now I have two to check! Anway, like I said, I know some of you are visiting but not following, possibly because you don't have a Google account, so the tracker makes me feel like at least some people are reading me.
Found Kristen Love's blog today. She is on The OCD Project. She has a really inspiring blog. It is in my blog roll. Give her a try! I also like the fact that her roommate is blogging once a month about what it is like to live with someone with OCD. Sometimes we forget what we are putting others through. Right now Jerry and Traci are Facebook friends of mine. That's really neat because now I will be able to see how they are long after the show is over. You get interested in these people and their progress, and then Poof! the show is over! Hate that.
Enjoy the finale tonight if you're watching it!

1 comment:

  1. I have been fighting the urge to pick since I was little. I'm better at it now, but still lose the fight a good portion of the time. When I was a kid, my fingertips were usually picked raw and I had scabs around my fingernails. So gross! Now I keep nail polish on my fingernails at all time so that I pick at the polish instead of my nails and skin.

    I can't keep from picking scabs or acne or anything like that though. It grosses me out, too, but I just can't help it! I used to think I was some kind of freak. I guess it's still weird, but at least there's a good explanation for it!