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Thehappydance , 16 Apr 2018

Lost my lashes, need help!!!

I have had trichotillomania for years and I mainly pulled out my eyebrows and eyelashes. I would just pull out a few lashes and a little clump of eyebrows every week. But recently I just exploded and now i have no eyelashes left. I feel super embarrassed and I started pulling out more eyebrows now! I need to know how to stop or i’ll have no hair soon! Help me!!!

3 Answers
April 29, 2018
I have been pulling off and on for 30 years. I have learnt about my pulling that it produces a feeling of SHAME. It retards me interaction with people and causes me to withdraw. I am assuming that is why I do it. Shame is the feeling I experienced first in my young life. I was ashamed of everything in my life before the age of 13. Since then I have tried to strengthen my relationships. When I fall back into pulling and have no eyelashes left, I apply eyeliner but people can still see the fact that I have no eyelashes, I still try to look people in the eye and not back away from my shame. I am going to try and use the, "what am I feeling" and "what do I need" as this program suggests when I catch myself pulling.

Also I learnt when I went to a semi-permanent tatoo shop the women there was familiar with Trich. She tatood my eyebrows and said she could do the eyeliner where lashless people would need it. She did not make me feel like a freak. I was surprised that she didn't have to remove hair to tatoo which makes it easy. But the sensation is strange if you have never had a tatoo before. Regretfully I never took the step to do the eyelashes, which I needed most before I moved to a rural area.
July 02, 2018
an expert professor at u of Chicago told us at a conference to try n-acetyl-cysteine (an amino acid) and vit c (cant remember why but it was important---i think maybe something about developing kidney stones without it) twice a day. Two women i talked to swore by it. Said it took about 8-9 weeks but the urge to pull went completely away. I noticed a change after 2-3 weeks. Try it!!!! NAC 600mg 2xday and Vit c 500mg 2xday. Good luck! Wish i would have known about this years ago
July 18, 2018
Here's my cure ! Castor Oil !

I'm 72 years old.
I have been pulling out my eyelashes since I was in the Military in the 1960s.
Just last years I found an oil that doesn't irritate my skin and I did some research on it... and it is ok to put directly on your eyeball too.
(I remember as a child my Mother used to give us a tablespoon of this stuff to keep us healthy. Castor Oil....AMAZING !
I put 2 or 3 drops of this Castor Oil directly on my eyelashes and and directly on my eyeballs and go to sleep... in the morning just
rinse with warm water. Or, anytime that your eyes feel itchy just put a drop or two on your clean finger and massage it into the itchy area. It has worked like a Charm for me after all of these years !

From the first day that I used this cure technique I have not pulled one eyelash out.

I only had to use it for a month or two....until I no longer had the urges and my eyes were no longer irritated and dry !

Remember, I am not a Doctor and try this at your own risk !
(you may be allergic or something like that and I will net be held responsible if you have an allergic reaction or something like that !)


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