I Have Trich

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    It Comes And Goes...

    There are certain times that I get into this crazy frenzy of pulling my hair out. I obsessively pull at a certain spot in my scalp. Luckily, I have it under control right now. It might be due to the fact that my Lyme Disease is causing neurological problems, and my skin feels...
    Starlatheimmortal Starlatheimmortal
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2010

    1 1/2 Pages On Microsoft Word, So Prepare!

    Until three months ago, I did not know I had Trichotillomania. I was at home one June afternoon wondering and researching what was wrong with me because I couldn’t understand why I had the compulsion to stroke and pull out my eyelashes. I kept seeing questions like “Why Do I...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2013

    Do You Know What It Feels Like To Be Ugly All The Time?

    I've had ttm, trich, trichotillomania since I was 4. It's caused me to look like a chemo patient for the majority of my life. I hide behind wigs and/or hats since my ttm relapsed in 8th grade. It makes me sick, emotionally. I missed 22 days of my junior year because of this...
    openwindowsofash openwindowsofash
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2010

    Hi, i was wondering ive stop pulling

    but now i have the new hair coming in quickly and it sticks up and its really obvious especially at the front, i was wondering how do you hide them? Its really bringing my self confidence right down
    RiRiWin RiRiWin
    1 Response Feb 3, 2015

    Shaved Head

    My shaved head feels really good. Without being able to worry about my hair I have time to focus on other areas of my life. I don't recommend it to everyone because it can be a really big change. I am really open with the people around me about my condition. I told them all I had...
    lovelycatastrophe lovelycatastrophe
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2011

    About Damn Time...

    Hi, my name is Nikki. I go by offthewallflower. I feel like the later is a far more appropriate moniker. I've never been a wall flower. I have been a dancer since age 3. A rodeo princess in adolescence. Dance team captain in high school. And now, a military linguist with more...
    offthewallflower offthewallflower
    26-30, F
    May 30, 2012


    I am 14. And this is what i have to say. Ever since about age 12 i have pulled hair on my arms and legs. I never though much of it. And now the pulling is on my eyebrows and eyelashes. And now my head. I have a huga bald spot, people laugh at me and make fun of me. I feel UGLY...
    MakeMeNumb MakeMeNumb
    1 Response May 9, 2013


    hello people, i have trich. its short for trichleticlmania. its symptoms are apparent hair loss from pulling it out yourself and public embarrassment. its caused by the build up of stress or depression. mine was diagnosed as a physical manifestation of my chronic depression...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 24, 2009

    I Am Always Afraid...

    life scares me. my mother scares me... i think i had trich all my life, i always was playing with my hair, but i just realized it about a year anda half ago when it got really bad. i try to deal with it on my own buts not really helping. i have shaved my head 3 times in the last...
    ashamedgirl09 ashamedgirl09
    18-21, F
    May 28, 2012

    I Cant Look At You

    "i can't look at you anymore," she says. "i will pretend you are not here," she says. "until you put on some eyeliner. That way i cant see what youve done to yourself." My own mother. Can you believe that? Shes making my whole life revolve around my problem. Shes basically...
    IamtryingHARD IamtryingHARD
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2012

    Worse Than Ever Before

    I am 24 and have struggled with trich all my life. Right now, I have a bald spot on the side of my head bigger than my hand. I am feeling really guilty and self conscious about it. I am supposed to be finding a job right now but my confidence is so low that I havent even really...
    lovelycatastrophe lovelycatastrophe
    1 Response Sep 18, 2011
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