Hair-pulling: My struggle

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Hair-pulling: My struggle
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A few days ago I pulled hair from my scalp for about an hour or so. The fact that I’m pulling makes me want to pull it even more. I had lots of hair as a child. Everybody used to love my hair. Now it has become a sign of embarrassment for me. I used to take very good care of my hair. Now, it’s like I pour all of my angst, frustration, nervousness into pulling whatever little is remaining. Whenever I watch an ad on the TV, or anything else on the Internet, I look at how thick and amazing everyone’s hair is and feel bad about myself, in the sense that I’m lazy to even take care of it. My parents are worried. I wish I never had Trichotillomania.

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i can relate to your feelings... :-*

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I have began pulling the hair on my head within the last year. I have struggled with trich for 24 years. :( I think talking to others with this disease can help us hold eachother accountable possibly...

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Faith11 wrote:

I have began pulling the hair on my head within the last year. I have struggled with trich for 24 years. :( I think talking to others with this disease can help us hold eachother accountable possibly...

Hello Faith11!
I think so too. Sharing it with others who are going through the same does help. One would know that he/she is not alone. I was ashamed of the fact that I pull my hair, but I realise as I’m writing this that, there’s nothing to be ashamed about. In fact, we need to treat ourselves with love and care and as a community, help each other out.