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picking my lip. - July 22nd 2009, 04:15 AM

i have picked my lip since forever.
i literally cant think or a time i didnt do it.
i cant stop it, people have told me its digusting but
i really cant help it.
i dont know if this also self harm like.
what i mean by picking my lip is picking of the skin
like with dried lips except i pick my lip until
it bleeding and there isnt skin left.

only to wait like 10 min. later and do the same thing.

it hurts sometimes but i still do it.
im most likely addicted since i cant seem to stop.

any thing i should try? i mean chap stick isnt going to cut it.
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Re: picking my lip. - July 22nd 2009, 10:52 AM

I do this too i dont think it's really self harm but it's not good either way.
try and lick your lip everytime you go to do it instead of biting it? that might work it's helped me cut down.


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Re: picking my lip. - July 22nd 2009, 02:51 PM

I'd try and keep your hand busy with doing something else- if you can find a kind of material that you can pick at in your pocket at all times, you could always turn to that to deal with the urges, rather than going to your lips.


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Re: picking my lip. - July 22nd 2009, 05:08 PM

I have the same issue, I usually have chewing gum in my mouth and keep my hands either in my pockets or fiddling with something like a pen...or typing on here?


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Re: picking my lip. - July 22nd 2009, 05:36 PM

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I'd try and keep your hand busy with doing something else- if you can find a kind of material that you can pick at in your pocket at all times, you could always turn to that to deal with the urges, rather than going to your lips.
Agreed- try playing with clay/playdough, paperclips, tear paper or eat raisins!


   
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Re: picking my lip. - July 22nd 2009, 09:47 PM

mmm thanks guys
ill try keeping my hands busy.
i hope it works (:
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Re: picking my lip. - July 26th 2009, 05:19 AM

I don't know what helps, I just always have to reprimend myself to not do it, but I have the same problem, jsyk.
   
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Re: picking my lip. - July 26th 2009, 07:23 AM

:O So I'm not the only one.

Try doing something that involves concentrating on your hands so that whenever you reach to pick at your lips you realize it and can stop yourself.


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