Hi! I'm from Florida and I also suffer from excoriation disorder, only realizing that it had a name and others who deal with the same problem pretty recently although I've had this problem for years. I just joined this group because I once read an account from someone with excoriation disorder about their life and what it's like, and it really made me feel more open and comfortable. I was hoping that by joining this group I could read some accounts by others or even talk with others about their problem and how they cope! I've gone far too long without doing anything about this so it's time and some support could help!
As far as the last response, I'll be brave and say I pick anywhere. My arms are most common because they're sort of closest to your face, but I also pick at my legs, back, and chest and tend not to be so kind because I know they are most coverable.
Personally, one of my biggest issues with this disorder is the fact that I get so uncomfortable that I won't ever show my skin, always wearing long sleeves and jeans, even when it's hot out. Not only does that make me uncomfortable (just in a different way), but people question me and act strangely, especially when it's summer and everyone's at the pool and I refuse to get into a bathing suit. Do you show your skin, or do you cover it? How do you handle comments by others?
I know I wrote a lot, but I'm hoping someone will respond! Thank you!