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Advice of Dermatillomania
Daily multi vitamin
Use of a heating pad.
The London BFRB support group.
Finding a name for the condition I've had forever has changed my life. You're never alone.
Fidget toys help a little
Supportive significant other
by Zoe Jane Carmina
My girlfriend's support has been amazing
Finding right mix of mess has helped get depression, anxiety and insomnia under control.
My dog helped me so much with ny depressions.
Talking openly with my grandma
Been a picker sience highschool
My husband who loves me no matter what
Long Term Treatment
Telling my best friend and my boyfriend was a huge relief.
Applying aloe vera gel topically on my fingers certainly helped reduce my proclivity to bite my nails and skin.
Facebook groups related to Dermatillomania have been excellent sources of support and information.
Moved my skin care products to the bathroom because I need a magnifying mirror to see my face clearly.
Getting a low dosage prescription for Xanax to help in the moment of derealization
5htp tabs (slow release)
Birth control pills.
Documenting, writing and creating artwork on your BFRB.
Talking about my condition with others who have it, or people who don't know what it is.
I keep my hands busy by painting my nails.
Getting more information, knowing that it is not normal
by Zoe Jane Carmina
I'm not into adult coloring books, but I found a couple swear word ones on amazon and I cannot tell you how helpful it is to decorate different illustrations of the f word.
Music saved my soul.
Having great relationships and trustful friends
Keeping myself bussy helps a lot
My kids & grandbabies
Strong helping hand from my mother
Annette Pasternaks book was more helpful than I expected.
My mom who keeps reminding me that I am biting unconsciously.
My girlfriend is a great help when I have an episode.
I got rid of my tweezers.
My mother constantly texting me to see how I'm doing
Relax, take deep breaths, do not look in mirror when anxiety increases
Talking with someone who has the same disorder.
Water intake, enough sleep, fidget toys are my tools for success