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It all started when I was about 12 years old. I was secluded to my room. The anxiety made me go crazy. I did not know what to do with myself but read and listen to the radio. The two things that I wouldnt have taken away from me by my parents. It then formed into trichotillomania which i never found out was actually common until i was about 18 yrs old. I now just wish that it would go away...dont we all!? Ive actually considered going to get medicine for it?
sweetreeser sweetreeser 19-21, F 10 Responses Jun 12, 2007

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Why dont you wax your eyebrows and trimm them you cant pull it out if its to s

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its the same for me except i started at a much younger age. im considering going on stress medication because i heard trich is because of too much stress, and i have a lot of that in my life right now. i pull my eyelashes and eyebrows and i cant stop no matter what. its making me self concious and i feel like everyone knows about it, even though everyone doesnt say anything. i am so grateful for that. maybe we could chat and talk about this, i think that would help the both of us.

I think I've always had it, picking at scabs and plucking my hair. It became noticeable when I was grounded for 40 consecutive days. Weird right? I mean, it kinda makes sense I guess. isolated with no control... This was a couple years ago and I'm only just recently able to be honest about it. Anyone have any suggestions to stop? I don't want medication, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do to stop. This ******* sucks

i remeber wen i started it was at nite i couldnt sleep to i turned onthe radio and started playing wit my hair then pulled one out i noticed it was very thick and curly so i saved it i kno its weird but i started collecting them to see the difference in thickness then i stopped collecting and just pulled wenever where ever with out even noticing i still do i try not to but i cant help it

i remeber wen i started it was at nite i couldnt sleep to i turned onthe radio and started playing wit my hair then pulled one out i noticed it was very thick and curly so i saved it i kno its weird but i started collecting them to see the difference in thickness then i stopped collecting and just pulled wenever where ever with out even noticing i still do i try not to but i cant help it

It's weird...I was often grounded to my room for weeks at a time, with everything but a radio taken from me. I would sneak out every so often and steal a book, but other than that, I was allowed nothing. I developed trich during that time.

What is it? It'not something you hear about every day.

I have been on prozac for the past eight months it has helped greatly.

hey if you find that name and number, please share it with me as well, I am so tired of looking like a freak!!

hi. wow i don't think my intro to trich was that horrific, but yeah i've been going since 6th grade. i was actually on medacation, first paxil which i am denouncing here and now, it is evil. and then lexipro and risperdall (have now idea how to spell that sorry) which were a great help. they just slowed things down a bit so that i could figure out my life. the down side was that they brought me up from 132 to 153 pounds. but i was able to be pull free for at least two months. the sad thing is that no medication is going to solve the problem. i've had therapy and went to a hospital for a while. i happy now and am having a good life, but i still pull. there is a woman out in Calafornia who over came trich, i will try and find her name again. she helps people all the time, and i am just trying to find the time/nerve to call her!