I probably started pullling when I was about 11 years old. I never even knew that this was a common thing until last year when i was taking a pyscology class and my professor mentioned the name. This has been a serious problem for me and I've been trying to stop for years. I have bald spots in my eyelashes & I also have bald spots in my eyebrows. I pull while I'm at work, while I'm driving, anytime I get frustrated or stressed out. I stand in the mirror sometimes and just pull till my eyes sometimes get puffy. I never knew until tonight that this was something that i could discuss with a doctor. Everyone in my family has noticed that i am always in my eyes & it causes alot of attention because my eyes are hazel but they are bald in spots. It's very embarrassing & has gotten very unattractive.