When Trichotillomania Started
I was 12 years old. I remember touching the back of my head and pulling the strands of hair to relieve the itching. That became an everyday thing since than. As time went on, my bald spots were noticable and of course I was bullied. In grade 7, I had to wear a wig because of the damage done to my hair. My peers at school would talk horrible about me, and they would try so hard to pull my wig off. It was a horrible time. This went on to high school. I didn't have any friends. No one wanted to be around me. I am now seeing a counselor so that I can get some help with this. I still pull my hair out and eat the hairs, especially the ones with the white fleshy root. I just don't pull everyday like I used to.