Justinerosexx

371d

This is really odd but Does anyone else pick their lips till they look like a disaster or scratch their scalp till it bleeds?? I don’t know why watching my dandruff fall is so satisfying to me lol

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • Oliloos

    371d

    Not the head scratching, but I do bite my lips until they're bleeding

  • Chesbro99

    371d

    That sounds like really bad anxiety or self harm?

  • Justinerosexx

    371d

    I have really bad anxiety

  • AccidentalPeguin

    371d

    Ngl yes especially if I'm anxious

  • jay_

    371d

    yes! lip picking when my anxiety is bad

  • jay_

    371d

    also bad habit of picking my pimples/scars as well bc of my anxiety:/

  • VoidSerein

    371d

    Yes I do both

  • tpwkindness

    370d

    yes and i pick at the skin by my nails until i bleed- take a trip to five below and look for some fidget toys!! i love the ones that i can squeeze in my hands because it’s still satisfying. Or another thing I like is taking a piece of scrap paper and just ripping it up over and over again until the pieces are too small to rip anymore. A good tip to save your lips is silicon straws! I chew on those instead of my lips.

  • ChronicWitch2.0

    370d

    I pick at my acne and my fingers. I get these acne type bumps on my arms and legs that I pick at a lot too. I understand how frustrating it is to not be able to stop. Sometimes just avoiding mirrors helps. And I use to sit at my desk and I had a thing I’d pick at my acne with there so I moved that and it helped. Removing as many triggers as possible and finding coping skills helps. I have slime with beads in it and I feel like picking out the beads instead of picking at my skin could be helpful

  • Loblolly

    370d

    I used to do the head scratching SO much when I was younger. It was to the point instead of focusing in class I would focus on how much dandruff I could get to fall it onto my dark clothing. Was called to get lice checked sooo many times for that. Luckily I’ve outgrown it but occasionally when I’m bored or anxious I get back into the old habit.

  • Rasin

    370d

    yep i bite my lips and pick at my head so i wear a had to let my scalp heal

  • seatune

    370d

    i also bite my lips, until they bleed or my cheeks and the same thing

  • lyssyceleste

    370d

    I’ve always had the issue w my lips but about a year ago the head scratching thing started. I know what you mean, I feel like I’ll never be able to stop it and it’s definitely just anxiety related.

  • abbz

    370d

    yes…

  • bonemarreaux

    370d

    Allllll the time. I also tend to have dry skin around my nose area and I pick that until the skin is raw and bleeding. I honestly didn't even realize these were abnormal things until my partner noticed it and was like WHAT are you DOING. Haha yikes🙃

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