affectionatecactus

20d

Have any of y’all absolutely destroyed ur skin to a humuliating degree because of contamination ocd. Or ruined ur physcial body in any way over other types of ocd

Generalized pain

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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  • StormyMind

    20d

    Yes

  • Phy201

    20d

    I have scars from picking my skin. I keep thick acrylic nails on to keep me from breaking the skin from absent minded scratching. 🙃

    • affectionatecactus

      20d

      I used to scratch too but I’m on the opposite I keep my nails stubby and painted

  • deemoe

    17d

    Yes and im paying the price for it. Seeing the consequences of my actions with the humiliation and constant sores/pain on the skin has been guilting me into stopping it. Even with the guilt and blatant knowledge of knowing what you’re doing is harmful to your body, you still do it anyway. Its like a limbo man

    • StormyMind

      17d

      Agreed. I get embarrassing questions sometimes about my scarred upper arms. Not recently, at least. But in the past a few people asked me “what happened”, another asked if someone put out their cigs on me, another told me I was trying to kill myself “the wrong way”, etc. Yet every time I think I’m managing my stress better, at some point I have wound up scratching my skin open again. :-( I try to cover my arms now whenever possible

  • Firey.pisces

    16d

    When I have my ocd anxiety attacks it usually ruminates in the form nail biting and skin picking! It is awful

  • tea444

    15d

    i have a lot of spots and scars on my face due to it

  • Icky

    15d

    my skin picking is awful. I've never just let anything heal properly. I have dark marks all over, especially on my back and shoulders

  • E_belli

    15d

    Yesss. I wash my hands so much all the time that they bleed often. Especially in the winter it's even worse bc they're also chapped from the cold. It's like I'm scrubbing my skin off when I wash my hands. I try to keep lotion/vaseline on them (attempt to put on after I wash my hands) so the skin isn't as open and open for bacteria to get in. Which even the thought of that happening makes me want to wash my hands. So it is a never-ending cycle of bloody and raw hands. OCD is a b*itch.

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