I've had EC for about 3 years, it began when I was 20 during a very stressful period in life. About a year before I had EC I started smoking and abusing drugs, I had been suffering from Depression
and anxiety and developed self-destructive habits. I ended up in therapy and went on Celexa and Adderall. At the time I was convinced I had ADHD, but I believe my inattention and concentration problems were mostly symptoms of Depression
more than anything.
I had always had problems with chapped lips during winter, but nothing that never healed, but the winter I developed EC was different and I started biting and licking them more than usual.
About three months ago I went off all medication and stopped smoking and my lips are doing much better. I've experimented with leaving my lips alone and letting them peel with some success. I'm fairly confident I can beat this and hope to start a diet and exercise program soon to help with the healing process and gain some self-confidence.