Just Another Person

I've have trich for 9 years now and am about to start college. I would often get made fun of in high school for being baldish, I would've just worn a hat or bandana but they were against dress code. My case of trich is the worst my doctors have seen. I also suffer from complex-partial seizures, tourettes, and depression. I'm on several medications to help me deal with all of this, but it's still numbing to think about it sometimes. There are only two people that I am comfortable talking about any of my problems with, but as I said I'm leaving for college in a few months. So I was hoping that joining this..thingy...would help some. I'm also a Christian. I've been on several mission journeys both over-seas and in the states, I regularly attend church. I strongly believe Jesus is the only reason I'm alive today. I also hope that I will be able to help others with similar struggles to mine, because I know what it's like. I've been there, heck I'm there now! If you want to know anything else, just be my friend. I'm pretty much an open book about my struggles when it's annonymous.
crzydrm crzydrm
18-21, F
1 Response May 21, 2012

I just completed college and had the same fear going into it. However, I joined this forum because I don't have anybody that supports me (my family found it to be a completely controllable action when I was little and thus ignored it). I am struggling to make it go away myself as I have been for over 10 years now. In my older years, I was more mature to actually tune into what was causing the pull-urge instead of just focusing on stopping it from happening. I found it's not just anxiety - it's boredom, frustration, hunger, distraction, being tired etc. - it's everything. However, really truly try to recognize what it is at that very moment and figure out how you can walk away from it or breathe it out. I used to find a bathroom and just rinse my face with very cold water and then wash my hands but I wear makeup (more than I'm comfortable wearing), making it impossible to do this anymore in public. However, this might help you. Talking about it helps - just typing it helped me (I joined this forum about 40 minutes ago to occupy my hands because I started pulling my eyebrows at work). Bring your laptop to class once you go to school so you can write about that very moment in time, the second you feel it. You are NOT alone!