New to site and want to talk to others with trich

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New to site and want to talk to others with trich
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Hello,

I have just joined the site today as I am at my witts end with this disorder! I am 28 and have been pulling for a bout 10 years but it’s really worsened in the last couple of years.

I definitely pull more when feeling anxious and my hair loss itself is now making me feel anxious and depressed a little.

I have noticed a lot of bald spots now and I pull so much that my hair is starting to break away so underneath there is nothing left really.

I don’t really talk about it as I don’t think people fully understand and when I do people tend to look at me quite funny and just brush it off as if I’m weird or something.

With lockdown now happening I have even more time to pull so it’s getting worse all the time and I’m embarrassed of how my hair looks.

That felt really good to get off my chest. Any one with any advice/thoughts please reply.

Thank you :-)

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Hi Lucy

I am 27 years old and I have been picking my eyebrows and eyelashes out since I was 10.

I get bad anxiety too which makes it worse and leads to a bad pulling episode.

My advise would be wear plasters. I used to wear plaster all day and night to stop me pulling and this did help. I eventually got back into the habit and pulled them all out again. It’s been a viscous circle for me that I just can’t seem to break!

It’s makes me feel so ugly and depressed 24/7. It would be great to have someone I can talk to about trich as my friends and family do not understand! Xx

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Hi Lucy,

I’m new here too. I feel like I have a hard time finding anyone I can relate to when it comes to pulling. Most people really just can’t understand what you are going through. So far, what has worked for me is wearing scarves. Working from home means so much more time spent with free hands. Scarves have created a safe barrier for me. I wish I could offer you more insight but I’ve been going down the same road and have no been able to quit. It’s amazing that this community exists, because I finally don’t feel quite so alone. I hope this makes you feel a little less alone too :)

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Right with you guys! Same cycle for me has been happening for about 10 years. Eyelashes and brows are my go to. I'm trying not to give up hope, but it's really challenging when nothing has changed in 10 years. It makes me feel weak that I can't stop. I know that there's way more to it than willpower, but I still feel like a failure. I spend so much time trying to hide it and fear that someone will ask why I'm missing so much hair. It's hard and embarrassing to talk to anyone about it. Nice to know I'm not alone :)

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HONESTLY IN THE SMAE BOAT VISIOUSE CIRCLE BUT I AM TRYING SO HARD AS I AM SICK OF HAVING TO PUT ON EYEBROWS EVERY SINGLE DAY OR EVEN TO GO GET THE POST

IM HAPPY TO TALK TO OTHERS ABOUT WHAT I FIND HELPFULL