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sparklyangel

686d

Is there anyone that picks at their skin? I do it everyday its tough to stop. I'm wondering what I can do to stop it. it started when my ex wasn't paying any attention to me.

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    • LexaPeach91

      298d

      I've been picking at my skin since I was a kid, and it's recently gotten to the worst point that it has ever been. I was just prescribed Naltrexone to try and help with it, and I'm really really hoping that it sticks

    • LexaPeach91

      298d

      I've been picking at my skin since I was a kid, and it's recently gotten to the worst point that it has ever been. I was just prescribed Naltrexone to try and help with it, and I'm really really hoping that it sticks

    • Alpine

      682d

      I pick at my scalp. Not the hair but just the skin on my scalp.

    • Chessie123

      684d

      Yes, I pick at my skin and pull my hair out. It's gotten better as my psych prescribed me naltrexone in a low dose (50 mg) but I still do it a little bit.

      • bexnewmex

        683d

        @Chessie123 hi! I take low dose naltrexone for an autoimmune condition (inflammation, arthritis)... I'm only on 4.5 mg because I was told that's the highest "low dose" and anything more is not considered low?? I've recently had to start taking it twice a day bc my body is in a huge neverending flare, and I've noticed a difference. Can I ask if you were RXd the LDN specifically for OCD or your BFRBs? I was already going to talk to my psychiatrist about it next week to get her thoughts on switching to pharmaceutical over compounded to get a higher dose.

      • sparklyangel

        683d

        @Chessie123 it doesn't interact with your meds?

        • bexnewmex

          683d

          @sparklyangel naltrexone blocks opioid receptors, so the most important interaction would be with opiates, tramadol, and alcohol (I'm allergic to opiates and tramadol, and one dose of my LDN took me from almost calling an ambulance to being completely fine in less than 15 minutes!). It should also be noted that it *can* interact with benzos and nervous system depressants, but I take it every day, as well as 1-4mg of lorazepam, and as sensitive as am to meds, I don't have that particular interaction. I think it's more likely with higher doses of both meds.

    • tea444

      686d

      absolutely, i do it when im stressed, I have scars on my face bc of it :l

    • Kofuku

      686d

      Yup, I am obsessed with picking at my cuticles. It’s gross but it’s something I’ve always done since I was a kid. I hate having dry-looking skin on my nails.

    • Ory

      686d

      I have been picking at my skin since junior high. I still don't have it under control by any means. I have scabs and scars that I can never leave alone long enough to heal. I've tried other habits like wearing a rubber band around my wrist and popping myself with it, putting glue on my hands letting it dry and picking that, fidget rings, none of it has helped me personally, but maybe one of those could help you? It's become too much of a comfort for me at this point, I dealt with it untreated for 10 years. I look forward to seeing other responses and hopefully getting some good advice for myself too!

      • sparklyangel

        686d

        @Ory I've tried natural supplements and using things for stress to distract myself. It just didn't stick.

        • Ory

          686d

          @sparklyangel my psychologist told me my meds should help with my compulsions including the skin picking, and they've helped plenty with other things, but that habit is still alive and well🤷🏻‍♀️

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