Trichotillomania Has Ruined My Childhood:(Hey, I'm Katie and I'm 13 and I have trich, I pull my eyelashes and eyebrows. I've had trich for 6 years which doesn't sound that long but it feels like forever when you have to live with it. It started when someone said that eyelashes give you good luck so I started pulling out my eyelashes and after that my eyebrows... At one point in my life I didnt have one single hair on my face, people gave me weird looks and I didn't feel human and felt like I didn't fit in. Then I went up to secondary school which I was terrified about because everyone would notice and I would most probably get bullied, I did get bullied but not as much as I thought I would, thank god:) every day I cover my face in make up which takes about an hour... Some mornings I wake up and I just wish I could go out of the house without any make up on but I'm terrified. I know I'm only 13 it's actually ridiculous, I can't go swimming or have sleepovers either cos I'm scared people will find my real face funny.
Living with this disorder is so upsetting, difficult and tiring:/ but if there is anybody out there that I can help or they help me then please get in contact I really want someone to talk to!:)