i dont seem to be able to stop picking my nose
i have in the past recognized issues with over thinking and obsessions
i recently had a depressive episode and now on 100mg sertraline which i have been
on for 2 months.
I find it hard to stop the compulsion. the inside of my nose
is raw red and really hurts, my face has become numb. Last night i had to go to bed due to the pain i had inflicted. This is not normally me.
it seems as soon as my mind drifts i find my finger in my nose. It i stop
i automatically move to picking scabs/spots skin on my back at right shoulder.
All this only involves my left arm but affects my right nose, right shoulder.
if i manage to stop it i now find myself picking at spots on my shoulder which are also red raw.
Is it possible i'm doing it for pain and the pain is distracting me from something.
At times its like im not in control.
Although the sertraline has helped i'm finding the side affects which may include this to be grouling.
today i knew what pain i created yesterday, why do i still do it today.
in combat to this if i try mindfulness and awareness then i don't do it, but its hard.
when watching tv is the time i do it. i rarely do it in front of people.
this is a recent thing and has only just started.
i will try to hold my hands together when watching tv see how it goes.
i do have to go to work on Tuesday and im slightly concerned.
During my depressive episode i thought one or two people were plotting against me.
The sertraline has helped to remove the negative thought patterns.