Majority of experiences i have read just confirm there is no hope. so many people saying they started when 11,12,13 and now into there 30s 40s and its still happening? Sorry but we are emotionally and mentally weak its our fault its our hands pulling our own hair out not our anxiety or depression.... willpower is the only cure but do enough of us truly have it i certainly dont and when im even more bald than i already am i will have noone to blame but myself enough of the soppyness we all need to cut the crap and SORT IT OUT!!!!
goingcrazy64 goingcrazy64
26-30, F
3 Responses Aug 17, 2014

I started pulling in 5th grade and eventually grew out of it in high school. I still pick a little but for the most part I'm over it. I'm 31 and thank God my eyelashes and eyebrows grew back. I will say though that it made my adolescence hell and I still have emotional scars.

Im 26 and I've been pulling since i was 13 years old. Half of my life. Sheesh. I'm totally going to sound like a spammer trying to sell something right now, but I wish someone would have told me about this sooner. I just started taking this amino acid supplement called Nac. You can google it if you'd like and how it works. There's been a few studies on it and people who have Trich. It's worth a shot. I've only pulled two hairs in the last 2 days. I feel like this could be my answer. PM me if you want to talk about it.

How is the Nac working now?

Honestly I've only pulled maybe 3 hairs in total for the week I've been taking nac. Before taking it I could sit for hours and pull and not want to stop. With nac, once I realized that I pulled a hair I stopped. I didn't want to keep pulling. I take one pill in the morning and one around dinner time. That seems to work for me. Also, if you're thinking about taking nac, you need to take 3x more Vitamin C because they might cause kidney stones. Well, that's what I've read anyway.

Thanks for replying. I am thinking about taking NAC. I am a split end picker and peeler and wonder if the NAC would help.

It helps with the impulse to pull. Doesn't matter where you pull, pick, or peel.. it deals with the impulse part of it. It's worth a try. It's cheap and worth a try. I ordered mine from amazon. Got a bottle of 250 capsules for about $15. They also sell them in GNC I think.

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I think everyone will eventually get to a point of self acceptance. I have come to accept that I will struggle with TTM for the rest of my life, but I will not let it define who I am or take control of my life.