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Tammyy , 01 Nov 2018

10+ years and still not a clue how to stop.

I’ve been struggling with trich since I was five and now I’ve got to the point where I truly feel I can’t stop no matter how hard I try. I have to wear makeup everyday to cover up the fact I have no eyelashes or eyebrows and even that doesn’t hide the obvious truth. You know people stare and talk about it behind your back. I had a full fringe for a few years to his it but despite that people asked me to show them my eyebrows as they knew I had none. I’ve go to the point where any advice would be greatly appreciated as I’m at my lowest point trying to fight this. I swear the urge just overrules every thought of trying to stop. I’ve tried therapy and hypnotherapy. Aswell as wearing boxing gloves or plasters or having anxiety fidget things to keep me distracted. Nothing works. I really just need someone I can talk to about this as I don’t know who to turn to now. I am so embarrassed and no one truly understands unless they are going through it or have faught it off. Any advice or people to talk to about it as I understand how hard this is to battle.

2 Answers
November 08, 2018
I’ve delt with Trich now for about 15 years. I understand the feeling of hopelessness, like nothing will ever make it better. Along with the disorder - or perhaps because of the disorder - I suffer from anxiety and depression. It seems like one causes the other and it just creates this never ending cycle. I understand the feeling of wondering if people talk about you behind your back. Perhaps the hardest thing I’ve had to teach myself over the years is this: the people who care don’t matter, and the people who matter don’t care. I’ve had to learn to aknowledge that I am more than Trich - this thing I never asked to be born with. It is not my fault, therefor I work every day to tell myself I am worth more than what I feel this disorder limits me to. On a side note: I’ve been wearing false lashes for about 8 years now and get compliments literally every day! I don’t feel like I have to conceal my lack of lashes, but there are days when the falsies make me feel better. About a year ago I also got my eyebrows (or lack thereof) microbladed. It was the best decision I’ve probably ever made. Again, I’m in no way suggesting we hide behind these things; they have just helped me tremendously in my everyday life. I hope this helps.
November 10, 2018
I understand the feeling i have the same problem. I take medicine that is called NAC. You can get these pills from GNC or at a pharmacy. I usually feel the urges of hair pulling any time i am isolated or when i am getting ready for bed. i clip my nails and wear gloves to create a barrier. There is also this bracelet you can get called Keen by habit awareness i heard that these really help people to stop pulling from ant spots that you may pull from. Good luck :).

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