Just Recently Learned About Trich
I started pulling my lashess at about age 10. That went on for about 12 years. Then out of the blue I stopped. I don't know what made me stop. Then my wife up and left me in Sept. 2006. In Dec. 2006 I suddenly found myself pulling them out again. I am now 37 years old. I finally just pulled them all out. I feel like it is less noticeable than having a big patch right in the middle.
All these years I thought surely I was the only person in the world who had this sick, twisted obsession with pulling out my eye lashes. A couple of months ago I googled "pulling out eye lashes" and to my amazement I found I'm not alone. The only thing remotely different about me is I'm male. I've read where most people with Trich are female.
I wish I could stop. It is very embarrassing. I am ashamed of myself. My eyesight is starting to diminish and I won't see an eye doctor because I am embarrassed. They will see my eyelids and I'll have to explain that I pull them out.
If you have any tips on quitting I'd appreciate it very much. Does anyone have any success stories? I'd like to know what worked for you. I've tried prayer. I'm convinced it's not God's fault I can't stop. Something is obviously wrong with me.