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I just realized I have had quiet a few issues. I hate certain sounds - Misophonia; I pick at my skin sometimes and pull at my hair - BFRB or body focused repetitive behavior, and I use to be uncomfortable in social settings - social anxiety. 1 down, 2 more to go. Oh my Lord God, strengthen your people, order our steps, do like only you can do, show yourself strong in our life.

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Omg I pick my scalp obsessively. It’s considered self harm; anytime you cut, pick, etc. I can’t stop! So I definitely relate. You’re not alone. I got a stress ball that I try squeezing every time I start picking. I hope you feel better. If I find a way to stop I’ll let you know.

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Thank you, I have been doing since I was in my early teenage years and I am over 50. But I am determine to stop this.

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Yes it is my scalp I pick at. It use to be the rashes I had on my legs growing up as a little girl, but in my teenage years it changed to my scalp.

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I really thought I was the only one. I was like “why am I doing this” but reading about it and seeing other people’s stories, I know I’m not alone. I hate it though!

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I actually enjoy picking my scalp; I know that is terrible but I do. But it is unhealthy and I have to stop.

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I know right! It’s addicting. And then do you shower a lot or rarely bother like I do because what’s the point if I’m going to keep picking?

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No, I shower every day normally.

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Lol and I feel like a jack*** TMI. Sorry.

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lol, you do not have to feel that way.

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It was just funny lol

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Silly, my mother does not think all this is funny. She always asks me, “you still picking in your hair”. It all is funny really.

I wonder if the behavior is because of anxiety... or is it something else do you think?

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I have a blood disorder that caused rashes when I was a kid, and I think may be behind this other stuff

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Oooh interesting.

I really hope you are talking to your doctor about this. And your therapist. It may feel sorta good but can't really be good for you. Can you try to ask yourself while you're doing it what feels good about it or what kind of sensation it brings? Then try and look for something else that feels just as good in order to replace it. You will feel such strength and accomplishment by overcoming something like that. There are plenty of things that God has given us for pleasure that feel good and are healthy. Touching my dog's fur, listening to a really beautiful song, breathing fresh air in nature. I pray you find that pleasure in so many things especially in communing with God and telling Him all your struggles.

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You are right it is not good for me, but I think I know what may be causing it. I will put it to prayer. I do love communing with God; when I am in church I am a part of the intercessory prayer group and I believe it is where God has placed me. I thank you for your kind words of advice and I will certainly deal with this by speaking with my doctor. I am not in therapy right now but if I think I need to restart, I certainly will. God’s blessings! Thank you.

That's awesome to be part of such a group. It could also be why you are getting attacked. The enemy always wants to make us less effective for God's kingdom. I will pray that God uses this for your good and His glory!

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To God be the glory. Yes the enemy wants nothing less then to make us less effective. No weapon formed against us will prosper, for our righteousness is of the Lord God, and our heritage is from Him. I get filled with joy when I meet a fellow laborer, for I know our labor is not in vain. Thank you for your prayers!

Me, too! it can be an unfriendly world. Can I suggest a book that ministers to me amazingly? All Things New by John Eldredge. It's all about heaven and how everything we love will be part of it and the renewal of all things. Set your heart and mind on things above...

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I will get a copy. Yes, it certainly can be an unfriendly world, to hear so many people say they are lonely with all the people that are on the planet is enough to make one sad.

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We all have to deal with our own issues while almost constantly being misunderstood by others. This is exactly why we need God. If we are lucky we can find friends who bless us and we them but we will always fail each other and have things to sort out. Hope the book blesses you big time!

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I agree; I lived a good part of my life not understanding that very thing. I wish I understood that sooner. Love keeps no record of wrongs; having a relationship with God has allowed me to truly forgive and not just hide the hurt someplace within myself only to resurface when I least expect it. I still get hurt but I have learned to give it to Jesus and not to set it aside for a rainy day.

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Ordered the book, I know it will bless me. Thank you.

I'm now reading it a second time. I really need constant reminders! I'm sure you will love it. Blessings

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I know I will love it. I need to reread things. I usually do not completely absorb in one reading and I want the word of God to get deep in me so it takes firm root and produces good fruit. Happy Labor Day.

I know what you mean. It is essential for my well-being. Also, I find that getting outside in nature soothes my soul. I'm taking my dog out for a long walk today. Hope you have a great day.

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I get so mad about sounds that it can make me rage, it's usually loud sounds or unexpected sounds, like if someone coughs, it goes right through me, I got on this post by googling sound sensitivitg. You know I'm starting to think that I have every disorder associated with anxiety, not in an anxiety way, I had just never made that connection. The sound sensitivitg gets really bad when I'm ill. Which makes complete sense now.

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I do not remember what they call it, but there is an illness that exists for people who can’t tolerate certain sounds.

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