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Picking scabs *Trigger*

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Re: Picking scabs *Trigger*

Postby VenusWillendorf » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:12 pm

We are supposed to be able to get help and support here as well :)
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Re: Picking scabs *Trigger*

Postby realmofsoftdelusions » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:49 pm

well, I failed on not messing with my toes. since there is a trigger warning now I'll say I used a razor blade

What I do is pick them of course and then let them heal where they're not open wounds any more (but still thin skin) and tear them off again... (you def need a tool to do it the way I do) more pain than normal

ugh it's so frustrating how disordered I am around this issue. it's good to know there's others that can relate.
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Re: Picking scabs *Trigger*

Postby jasmin » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:43 pm

kanin wrote:Heehee, Cracked's trigger happy.

Why exactly haven't you just put a general trigger at the top of the CandSI forum like the ASPD forum? Isn't it pretty much assumed that everything in this forum could be a trigger?

Posters who come here can also be very sensitive and easily triggered, even though this is probably one of the most triggering forums. So, we try to be extra careful and help the ones who feel too sensitive to read certain stuff.
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Re: Picking scabs *Trigger*

Postby DarkDreamer19 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:24 am


I've just wanted to see how you are now? Are you still picking scabs?
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Re: Picking scabs *Trigger*

Postby CrackedGirl » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:47 am

Hey kohaku how are you?

So long and thanks for all the fish

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Re: Picking scabs *Trigger*

Postby TboneCB » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:34 am

I know this is a rather old post. It is my story almost exactly. I am a 40 year old male and have been skin picking since childhood. It has increased in frequency and intensity over the last 10 years or so. Not sure why but I never looked it up before. Guess I didn't want to give it a name. The picking can be anywhere but I maintain open sores on my legs. It's definitely stress or trauma related and maybe addiction plays a part as well, that is to say it feels like an addiction. I walk a fine line between tolerable pain and cathartic release of some kind. It feels "good" or maybe it's more fulfilling than good. I don't stop until certain parts of the scab, scar, and skin are gone. When it feels complete, I stop. Hard to explain. My wife hates it and I imagine people wonder why my legs always have sores. I wear shorts year round. Thank you for sharing your story.
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