So... Does The Hair Grow Back?

Hi. I've been dealing with Trichotillomania since I was in the 6th grade. I really have no clue how or why it started, I just remember sitting in science class one day noticing that one of my eyelashes was like loose or whatever and after I got that one I just kept pulling.
It has gotten a little better I guess over the years. I've tried to stop so, so many times but I always end up slipping up and pulling out almost every eyelash again and again.
Then in maybe 7th or 8th grade it progressed to me pulling at my eyebrows. Again, I have no idea how or why it started.
Then in 10th grade it moved on to the freaking hair on my arms! So far that's as far as I've gone.
Unlike most people who suffer from this, I have no desire whatsoever to pull out the hair on my actual head. I never have had the urge to at all. It's always been either my eyelashes, eyebrows, or the hair on my arms.
Earlier tonight I just slipped back into it and basically I'm gonna have to like draw on my eyebrows at this point. Which is extremely embarrassing for a high school student(yeah, I lied about my age, sue me) to do, that and it's kinda obvious.
My eyelashes on one eye are growing back, which I'm really excited about and I'm really trying to stop or at least just keep it at my arms since the hair there doesn't really matter.
But... I mean, since I've pulled them out so many times, will the eyelashes on my other eye grow back? Will it just take longer or do they just eventually not come back?
Same with my eyebrows? And is there anything I can do to make my eyelashes/brows grow back faster? Just so I don't have to wear as much eyeliner and fill in my brow area as much?
Sorry for asking so many questions and sorry this is kinda long :/

Any encouragement would help tons since I'm really trying to stop for good this time.

Thank you and it feels so good to not feel so alone and like such a freak anymore! So glad I joined EP :)
Sarahc4697 Sarahc4697
1 Response May 11, 2012

They'll grow back, don't worry. I've had this since I was five years old( I pull head, eyelashes, and eyebrows.) and I'm fifteen now. They always grow back. and this sounds gross, but dip a clean mascara brush into castor oil and put it on your eyelashes and eyebrows. I've heard that it works wonders:)