Does anyone have problems with skin-picking and/or trichtillomani (compulsive hair pulling)?
I've been struggling with skin picking since I was 13 and started having trich issues in the last year or two. It fluctuates in severity but it's starting to get worse again and I want to stop before it gets more out of control!
I have a lot of shame about having these issues (which clearly helps my existing anxiety/depression) so I'd love to talk to someone else who understands. Unfortunately, many therapists are unfamiliar with these conditions, and even the so-called "experts" are overrated.
There's more I could say, but I'll wait to see if anyone else knows what I'm talking about...
Dx with left-sided UC June 2007
Flaring since June 2007
Meds: Asacol 400 mg x 9; Prednisone 20 mg (since 01/09/08)
Supplements: Iron, Multivitamin, Fish Oil & Probiotic Yogurt
Dx with Depression, GAD, and OCD in 2001
Paxil Lexapro Zoloft 100 mg
Currently in therapy