Still Picking...I have been picking for as long as I can remember. There was a point when my picking was very severe in high school and in my early 20s. I was also a cutter for 15 years.
Now I'm 26 and my picking isn't so bad. I obsessively pick the bottom of my feet. The skin is so thick from years of picking that I rarely am able to break the skin anymore, but it does happen. I have had staph infections from picking and it hurts to walk on my feet...yet I still pick.
I was doing better for a while, but I'm kind of going through a rough time and I feel a little stressed out about the picking and cutting I have been doing (and then picking those cuts as they heal).
Sometimes when I am in a situation where it is impossible to pick, I will pull out my hair instead...which helps, but is not my first choice in dealing with anxiety.
I'm just frustrated over my lack of self control.