For Years And Years

I've had trich now for 9 years, going on 10. I'm only 19 years old, so I've had this disorder since I was 10. It's been way too long. I really want it to go away. I've tried everything from therapy to pills to... I can't even count all the things I've tried. I also suffer from chronic depressions and General Anxiety Disorder, which makes things worse. I'm going to try hypnotherapy to see if it helps or not. I personally believe that the one time I did acupuncture that it helped far better than any western medication. I love trying eastern methods of healing. They've been around a lot longer than western and have proven themselves to be quite helpful. I don't know if in the future that I'll get rid of this disorder, but some day I hope I will.

On a more positive note, I have stopped picking my eyelashes after 9 years. I was so excited, I kept running around telling people about how pretty my eyelashes were.

The extent of my disorder isn't horrible. I can cover up the bald spots with my already existing hair because my hair is ridiculously thick. But I wear wigs all the time now. I love wearing wigs, don't get me wrong, but sometimes it'd be nice to wear my own hair down and not have to color in my eyebrows every day. It gets expensive after a while. I would say that I have low self-esteem, but i am aware of that. I wish I wasn't that way. I should exercise more, but in college it's a bit hard to do everything. I know that if I exercise it would probably help, but it's hard finding times during the week to schedule in those things. And I hate gyms; I love dancing. I'd rather dance than exercise, but my college doesn't offer dance, and I don't have a car or bike to go anywhere, so I'm kinda stuck on campus.

Regardless, my trich has been with me for years. I might outwardly seem like an outgoing person, but there's more to me than meets the eye.
SakuraElemental SakuraElemental
18-21, F
Sep 24, 2012