I have this addiction where I pick on tiny fibers on my blankets and sheets in times of stress. I have been having this problem as a child. I pick on the small balls of fiber and rub them around my knuckles and fingers and I get constant blisters. I'm so embarrassed, I'm afraid to even tell my own psychiatrist. I have been diagnosed with OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and manic depression. I have been on all sorts of medication but my doctor limited me to Zoloft. It's really hard to stop picking on my blankets and I don't know what to do...
It is extremely important to be honest wit your treating physician, especially your psychiatrist. How can s/he properly tailor your medication regiment if they are unaware of the actual severity of your symptoms? The last think you should be feeling when sharing with your doctor is embarrassment. They are there to help you and trust me, they have heard it all! Blanket picking is tame by comparison ! Good luck to you.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.