Just Need Someone To Talk To...ocd
Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:08 PM
Testing out limited dairy and sugar and junk.
Drinking lots of water.
Just got ACV
Not giving up hope
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
- 1 Cor 10:13
Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:14 PM
- Neutrogena On-the-spot 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide treatment. [I smear alot all over my face, I ran out in just a week.]
- Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer with 0.5% Salicylic Acid. [Made some of the redness fade on my face, noticed results the first day I used it.]
NOW using Acne.org products!
My Log: http://www.acne.org/...35-dillons-log/
Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:45 PM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:58 PM
Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:39 PM
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." - Dr. Seuss
Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:22 PM
I just posted a topic about this as well as i need solutions
I know how you feel! I stopped picking for a good while, i was very happy with myslef and my skin and i felt beautiful. due to stress in the family i fell into the cycle again and it is horrible, one tiny bump and i can't stop thinking about it, i know that scratching makes it worse and you cause more damage and make more pop up but i cannot control myself. I used to have nightmares about it and now i'm living it! I just want to hide away most days and i dont know how to stop, i tell myself its the last time but my willpower this time around is pathetic.
i need help and nobody understands how hard it is! I'm also 21 now and similar to your story it started when i was very young. I just dont knwo what to do anymore... I'm so sad about it
Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:27 PM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:56 PM
So until tonight, I had NO idea other people struggled with this. I've picked since I was 13 or 14, I think, and now I'm about to turn 20. It's progressed to my face, neck, shoulders, chest, arms, entire back, and legs. It used to be that I would spend up to three hours in a locked bathroom. I stopped for about a two month period this summer after a friend made me promise, but it didn't last for long after school started. For those two months I felt beautiful and normal, and for the first time since I became a teenager, I was not afraid to buy nice clothes that showed my back. I am so disappointed that I am back in the habit again, and I say "Okay, i'm going to stop right NOW" on a daily basis, but it doesn't work.
I didn't understand how picking could make me depressed, or extremely shameful. I am so ashamed and frustrated with myself that I would rather not be conscious a lot of the time. I feel like I have messed myself up beyond repair, because I do not think that my skin is actually that bad - if I didn't pick, I think I would have a normal amount of teenage acne. I just thought I had some wierd, unnatural mental disorder, and that picking was kind of like a form of cutting. I empathize with everyone on here, and I feel like I'm in a constant state of anxiety and stress - even when I don't have an enormous amount of schoolwork to do, I am still stressed because I am disgusted with myself, which makes me angry, nervous, and depressed. I intentionally placed myself in CA for school because there is so much sun (this is not the only reason, of course), and I wanted to combat my depression. But the picking has continued, and they seem to have a dependent relationship. I think that if I could stop, if I could get out of this vicious circle of stress, pick, shame leads to more stress, leads to picking, ect, that I could alleviate some depression and actually be productive and passionate and happy.
I am so shocked that so many people deal with this. Please do not be afraid to talk or be honest, goodness knows I could use someone to talk to.