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So I started therapy for trichotillomania when I was 8, but I had been pulling before that. I started off just pulling out the hair from my eyebrows and eyelashes. I remember my mom would pencil in in my eyebrows for school when I was little and not having any eyelashes left. As soon as they would grow in I would pull them back out.
When I was in the sixth grade my family doctor prescribed me prozac to help stop the pulling, but it made it worse. I became manic and pulled out all the hair on my head within a couple of weeks. My long, curly hair was gone. I went off the prozac but I kept pulling from my head.
Since then I have spent years with little to no hair on my head and eyelashes that never really grew back. I have shaved my head multiple times because my bald spots were taking up such a large part of my head, wearing hat and bandanas. I'm 19, almost 20 and have spent my whole life consumed by this.
I don't know how to stop and I've tried so many different things. I don't know what to do.