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Hirsutism anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Hirsutism. You're not alone. 274 People

    Feeling down lately about my excess hair.

    I feel as though it stops me from being myself and outgoing. As I'm getting older I'm trying to find my inner confidence and not worry about my body hair but I refuse to let guys near me in fear of humiliation and rejection. I know there are people in the this world with worse...
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Bettyr94 Bettyr94 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16, 2015

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    It's hard to read all these without crying.

    I thought I was alone. I'm 23 and I started to notice something wrong when I was 16 I guess. Some days I feel so alone. Like nobody will ever love me, and the people that CLAIM to love me, only want something from me. My insecurities about it stop me from doing a lot of things...
    eenz eenz 22-25 6 Responses Feb 3, 2014

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    The Burden Is A Blessing In Disguise.

    I'd like to begin by referencing the Buddhist proverb that "Pain Is Inevitable, But Suffering Is Optional" . I believe this quote is true in it's entirety especially when it comes to having to endure conditions in our life that aren't in our control . For as long as I can...
    Missluhvlee Missluhvlee 18-21, F 4 Responses May 20, 2012

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    This has always been a struggle

    for me. I noticed it when I was just about 16 years old. I have been bullied so much for it and it's obviously something I can't help. I grow the most unwanted hair on my face and neck. I would always hear "Go shave your beard"! I would cry for hours. I don't like talking about...
    HelpCure HelpCure 18-21, F Oct 19, 2015

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    I've had it since I was 12.

    I never showed my arms or legs. On top of that I got a foot fungus that hasn't gone away. I never got intimate with another. Was never in a serious relationship (until just this year). Never went swimming. I, like many of you, did not want to live and thought I was to die alone...
    ixayasoul ixayasoul 26-30, F Jan 26

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    Here's my story - I am a 40 yo AA female,

    and I have been dealing with this condition for about thirty years now. I was first made aware there was something different about me when some kid in my 5th grade class pointed out the fact that I had hair on my upper lip by yelling out "You got a moustache!" Of course some of...
    beachgirl73 beachgirl73 41-45, F 9 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    I have had hirsutism

    for about 15 years now. It started around the age of 15. Recently it has gotten much worse, and I have really been down about it. I don't want to go out in public, especially if it is a gathering here we are outside and the natural sunlight adds even a better chance of my face...
    JAZL30 JAZL30 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    The hair on my chin, stomach,

    breasts, and back are getting worse. Will this ever stop? Is there any inexpensive cures to this? I just really hate myself. I look in the mirror and wonder why this had to happen to me.
    YouKnowWho15 YouKnowWho15 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2015

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    today I'm feeling insecure

    but I see girls that are being suicidal. Girls please you're beautiful don't let this control your life. There are gonna be good days and bad days but remember someone loves you and be strong. There are days where I am not feeling too great and I'm insecure and I cry and I wish...
    Bettyr94 Bettyr94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2015

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    Just wanted to share my thoughts with you guys.

    I sometimes have good days and bad days. There are times that I try not to think about the hair and live my life as a "normal" person; I can be in denial I guess. Sometimes I think to myself "oh there are worse things in life, I can handle this" well today is one of the days...
    Bettyr94 Bettyr94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

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    When I was a 13 years old I developed PCOS

    and started to get thick dark hair on the sides of my face and chin. I didn't know what to do about it. My mom had suggested that I needed to shave my face a little to get rid of it. [That was a HUGE mistake]. It just made it worse and even more noticeable. Now 8 years later I...
    trhart trhart 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    Finding this group is one of the greatest

    things to happen to me; I finally understand the comfort of not being alone in my struggle. All those women out there who have this and are so brave to be open about it, I admire you and I aspire to be like you one day. You have helped me so much in building my hope, my courage...
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I've noticed when I was probably 10 years old,

    at first I was okay with it but when I started realising that others girls weren't hairy like me I started to question my self. It resulted me in having suicidal tendencies and chronic depression. I despised my self and even now sometimes I just tell my self to end this...
    LuciLeft LuciLeft 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    I'm so ashamed of my body hair.

    I have to pluck every day and it keeps getting worse, I have plans tomorrow that I'm ready to cancel because of how terrible I feel. I'm suicidal over this, and I hate it. My ldr boyfriend loves me but doesn't know my body or face has a lot of hair, and he's seen me before. I...
    sambunny sambunny 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Hirustism: Hairy Butt!!! Grr.

    It all started when my period became very irregular about 2 years ago. I got it almost every 3-4 months. So  I found a gyno and they tested my hormone slevels and my testosterone levels were very high. She told me I had possible PCOS and possible hirutism. Not sure why she didn...
    kella28 kella28 18-21 7 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    I don't have PCOS. I don't have Cushings

    Syndrome or endometriosis or any underlying problem that would lead to this disorder, however the hair becomes worse. I've had laser and it did wonders and I was very happy and could be me again. Well now its coming back and I haven't got the money to go and get laser where I...
    saddeena saddeena 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2014

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    I have some self-care

    and grooming information for you. I always used threading for hair removal but stop because it got really expensive and embarrassing at times. I found a DIY threading YouTube channel that you might find helpful. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/OPQA0ao_z7U
    Ifinallygotadiary Ifinallygotadiary 26-30, F Sep 19, 2015

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    ok feeling insecure today.

    There are so many other things to worry about and I hate that this is one of them. seriously feels like a curse.
    Bettyr94 Bettyr94 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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    Hi, I'm not really sure how to go about this,

    but I'll just go for it. I've had Hirutism since I was about 10. It made my life a living hell through high school. A boy I had a crush on in 9th grade told I needed to go home because I forgot to wax. Least to say it wasn't easy for me as it seems to be with a lot of people...
    daishar daishar 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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    Will I ever find a healthy relationship with

    this crap? Feels like its holding me back. Any success stories. My hirsutism is pervasive.
    milanmilan milanmilan 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    I always degrade myself

    whenever I see men having no ingrown hairs at legs while I could only bent down on mine and take a look at my ingrown hairs. I often see some people too looking at my legs and by that, I have nothing to do but to wish that the ground will open up and just eat me.
    MarvelousMe MarvelousMe 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    Some guy messaged me saying "Omg you're a

    hirsute woman that is so cool"... Some appreciation and understanding is nice but what the heck? I'm not some rare animal in a zoo or a circus act you can freak out about...
    BellaItalia68 BellaItalia68 22-25, F Nov 2, 2015

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    Living With Hirsutism

    I'm half Puerto-Rican, which means that my hirsutism is hereditary and is out of my control. I'm 18 years old and I first noticed my excessive hair growth about a year ago. I have hair everywhere. It's on my cheeks, chin, lip, neck, chest, stomach, inner thighs, legs, fingers...
    rutgersgirl2013 rutgersgirl2013 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    saddeena saddeena 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2015

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    there's this new guy in Drama club at my college

    and I think he's cute. I think I should make a move, oh yeah that's right I'm a hairy freak. maybe I should tell him about my condition, hahaha tell him. Yeah right. #foreveralone #foreversingle #cursed
    Bettyr94 Bettyr94 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    I have been battling this

    since I was a child. I am 18 now and it still affects me if not more. People are rude and ask "how did you get that bruise?" And i usually don't know how to respond. I'm so insecure about it, i hate pulling my hair up.. It's just so bad. I even think guys don't talk to me...
    anon567lop anon567lop 18-21, F Oct 23, 2015

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    So, I wrote a post almost a year ago about

    living with Hirsutism and I wanted to write a quick update about living with the disorder along with some tips on making the struggle easier. First, I don't wax my hair anymore as this disrupts the hair follicles and causes it to actually produce more hair. I only wax my...
    rutgersgirl2013 rutgersgirl2013 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    So yesterday i had to do a chest x - ray

    and i'm not even sick. I had to do it for a college application. I thought they were going to give me one of those blue clothes i had looked up on the internet before going but when i went there the person taking the chest x ray wanted me to take my top clothes and bra off... I...
    Ainrap Ainrap 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I am 18 and for about the last 6 years i have

    had hair on literally my whole body, my back, my butt, face,neck, boobs, cleavage, stomach, legs, hands. I can't even look at myself. I have had 15 laser treatments on my face, and yet it has all grown back within a month of stopping, and so laser hair removal is not an option...
    Beyhivehoney Beyhivehoney 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    So, I would consider myself a sexual person,

    but I find it extremely hard to let any guy get that close to me. I've tried the various dating sites geared towards hairy women, but lemme tell ya, the pickings are slim to none. Most of the men aren't even close to my age range, and if they are, I feel we would have nothing in...
    0blivi0us 0blivi0us 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2015

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    The Girl With Hirsutism.

    How do you start something so personal? This feels like it should be entered in a very secure journal, under lock and key. But no. I'm writing this in cyber ink for the whole world to see! Well, how does that old saying go? Go big or go home. And oh boy do I feel like I'm going...
    Thegirlwithhirsutism Thegirlwithhirsutism 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    today I ventured outside

    for the first time in almost a full week. I feel terrible about my embarrassing hair issues. I wanted to put on make up before I left out of the house but I have a 10 month old daughter who makes getting ready extremely hard to do. I walked around with my head low and trying to...
    andry2008 andry2008 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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    Doctors think its genetic.

    Since my hormone levels came back normal. I have it everywhere u can think of and its such a daily struggle. I have secluded myself from everyone because of this. My boyfriend has no clue of this and its so uncomfortable to be myself or affectionate with him. He gets frustrated...
    Poiseel Poiseel 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    just wanted to say I'm having a good day today.

    It feels great knowing that there are people out there that are accepting. This app is a blessing! also I'm doing a play where I have to change in front of people and I don't worry one bit. If anyone wants to talk I'm here for you :)
    Bettyr94 Bettyr94 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26, 2015

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    hello ladies! I hope you're all doing OK

    and coping with this. I know it's really hard to stay positive all the time but try your best. know you're not the only one and although knowing that doesn't make your problems away know that you can talk to me and others from here who will understand your pain. I really do hope...
    Bettyr94 Bettyr94 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2015

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    “I feel like i’m robbed of my femininity”

    I read this among the posts here and there’s no phrase that could have described it better. Also, it’s impossible not to cry reading all the stuff that it's being said here. No woman should ever have to deal with morning face shavings. Although, it’s very nice to be able...
    AlpacaVoadora AlpacaVoadora 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    I'm Just Tired Of Being Hairy...

    I always get told that I have very, very pretty hair. Even my hairdresser says so and calls it "celebrity hair". What they don't know is that it comes at a price: hair everywhere else too... I reached puberty early (like I see some of the others here also did) and by the time I...
    obliviousgreen obliviousgreen 22-25, F 14 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I posted to this experience a long time ago,

    and I was feeling pretty terrible about my life at that time. I know hirsutism is really awful, and I know that it's incredibly embarrassing. I live it. However, there are treatments. We just need to remain hopeful!
    AllieLovely AllieLovely 18-21, F Mar 22, 2015

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    Sometimes I really wish a had a person

    that I could talk to about this in real life. Someone who has it as well and understands, because I'm too ashamed to ever tell someone else. But I don't know anyone who has it apart from some people online like on this group. There's just a forum or two about hirsutism on the...
    BellaItalia68 BellaItalia68 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2015

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    When I was 18 I was diagnosed with pcos,

    I never understood really what that meant. That was 20 years ago. Today I fully understand the situation I was dealt. I have hirutism along with pcos. Over the years I grew darker and darker facial hair. Chin. Lip. And cheeks. I always knew that I would be perceived as...
    Sparlin77 Sparlin77 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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    Try learning how to thread at home.

    The internet is full of step by step instructions and videos to help you learn. It does take some practice to Learn the technique but its worth it. The trick is to try out different threads some are stronger/ thicker than others so won't snap as easily. I have coarse hair on my...
    glitters24 glitters24 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    My Story

    Well I'm 25 years old & have been dealing with hirsutim from PCOS for the past 4 years. This is pretty hard to write but i want to talk to some women that go threw this as well maybe meet a friend i can talk to & we can help each other when trying to work past the feelings we...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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    maybe will help you guys.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSwTRXrn4Cg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bUYw4_ATCw
    saddeena saddeena 41-45, F Jul 11, 2015

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