I picked at my arm and had to stop and get tissues to stop the bleeding— while writing this article.
I had to go and use my pointy tweezers in the magnifying glass for a spot on the side of my nose — while writing this article.
I lotioned up my arms to keep from picking — while writing this article.
It is because of the “triggering” effect. Because you have been unsuccessful at stopping, I would NOT rule this out. It sounds compulsive to me. I just want you to know that what you are going through, well, you are not alone. Yours manifests differently than mine, but it’s connected.
I wish you the best — oh how I know your struggle.