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#1 InkedRavensofDespair

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 05:57 PM

Hey! Not sure if there's any similar thread that exists already, but here's a new one!

 

One thing that has helped me in gaining a little more confidence in my body is knowing that I'm not really alone. While no one in my personal life that I know of has pica/dermatillomania, I've met quite a few people online that do! Makes this feel less like a disgusting secret I have to keep to myself, and gives me a chance to vent without feeling judged. 

 

So let me know if ur out there! Drop some tips for how to stop picking, vent, do whatever! 

 

My vent is just the frustration I get when someone says "just stop". Like, thanks genius!! It feels like picking is engrained in my brain as my first reaction to stress, hunger, or boredom. 


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Posted 06 February 2021 - 07:07 PM

Ooh I do this. It hasn't gotten out of hand I guess, but... weird.


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Posted 06 February 2021 - 10:32 PM

Ooh I do this. It hasn't gotten out of hand I guess, but... weird.

isn't it? I've had dermatillomania for a while, just i think out of the human grooming instinct, but then one day I read someone talk about eating scabs, and I was like huh. 

 

Kinda wish I'd never read it now lol, it's almost an addiction


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Posted 24 May 2021 - 12:01 AM

i've been really struggling with this. i suffer from extensive skin picking as a compulsion with my OCD, but with that comes eating dead scabs i pick from it. so glad i'm not alone; no one really seems to talk about this purely because it is seen as so disgusting :s


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#5 InkedRavensofDespair

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Posted 24 May 2021 - 11:43 AM

i've been really struggling with this. i suffer from extensive skin picking as a compulsion with my OCD, but with that comes eating dead scabs i pick from it. so glad i'm not alone; no one really seems to talk about this purely because it is seen as so disgusting :s

True! Even when I found dermatillomania forums I felt a little left out b/c I didn't feel comfortable mentioning that sometimes I like to have a little skin snack...

Sending u good vibes <3 


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Posted 24 May 2021 - 04:06 PM

i chew the skin around my fingernails

they always look like such a mess lol  :(



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Posted 14 June 2021 - 04:01 PM

Eating skin is my biggest problem. I literally peel the skin off the bottom of my foot to eat it. I also use a nail clipper to clip the skin around my nails to eat it, all day, every day. I can't go anywhere without my "tools".


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#8 InkedRavensofDespair

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 10:30 PM

Eating skin is my biggest problem. I literally peel the skin off the bottom of my foot to eat it. I also use a nail clipper to clip the skin around my nails to eat it, all day, every day. I can't go anywhere without my "tools".

Hey! Nice to meet u, sorry you go through this too :/

 

feel free to vent here if u ever need too, i feel u (though I tear in w my nails like a little gremlin) 


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