Well I dunno if your still suffering with letting your lips peel every couple of days or not, but I'd say screw all of this healing crap (like me :D) and just exfoliate, lick your lips to remove skin build up and wear lips balm so you can go about life normally and go out with girls and not ever have to worry.
Looking back over the years, strangly enough I actually kind of liked the strange emotional lows and weirdness I went thru while trying to heal my lips. But every thing has its time and I said goodbye to that lifestyle almost 2 years ago. I can say that at this point in my life I have never felt better, even tho I do not have a girlfriend. EC is just not a problem for me anymore in anyway. Real attraction between two people just doesnt come along very often (at least in my experience)