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Everything posted by MsBlueSky

  1. Thanks for posting that. I'll have to make an account and take a look. ^.^ I've had a few off days where I picked a little more than usual, but for the most part, I've been keeping it under 5 minutes per day. I try not to let the fact that I picked at all get me down because I know that the point of this module in the program is to document episodes and urges, not combat them. Not yet, anyway. I read on the site that it takes a few months after you've stopped picking for the purple scars to de
  2. This program is really what I needed. I knew I needed accountability for picking, but I didn't want to throw that burden on a person. It would be a huge responsibility for someone close to me to feel like they have to stop me from picking, and I'm sure I would begin to resent them for stopping me in the middle of picking. With the online program, I am learning to be more aware of when I pick, why I pick, what triggers it, what emotions are associated with it, etc by entering logs each time I ha
  3. I like that idea of "rules" for picking. I've actually kind of been doing that lately, but I just hadn't conceptualized it yet. But youre right, giving yourself leeway decreases urges. It's like if something is forbidden, you're more inclined to wanting to do it. Or at least that's how it is for me. I finished my paper (finalllyyyy), and I learned some awesome, up-to-date information about PSP, and I even corresponded with some of the researchers. Both gave me a lot of encouragement and one re
  4. Hey guys, I'm starting this thread as journal to document my experience with "Stop Picking" -- an online program to teach compulsive skin pickers personalized strategies for combatting PSP. I signed up on November 5 and have been working at it for two days now. Just so you know, my skin picking started when I began to get acne, but now I pick at my acne, ingrown hairs, scars, etc. Any skin "blemish." So, if you are like me and pick as a habit/addiction/compulsion, you just might ben
  5. Hey there, all I'm new to these boards, though I've been on stoppickingonme and skinpick. I've been battling SP for about 2 years now, and I'm at my wit's end. I know you all can empathyze with me when I say I want to be COMPLETELY free of this affliction. I can't go a day without picking. Medications have helped alleviate my generalized anxiety disorder, but they have done nothing to ease the urges to pick. I have done extensive research on pathologic skin picking (I'm writing a research paper