Amino acid that has stopped my urge to pull

Hello to all,

I am writing to share with you what has helped heal my hair pulling. I am taking 1200 mg a day of NAC, which is N-Acetyl Cysteine, an amino acid. It has been studied on people who compulsively pull their hair, as well as compulsive gamblers, and a few other compulsive behaviors with much success. It is not expensive and I have not experienced any side effects. In fact, NAC assists in the formation of protein and collagen, so it helps create healthy skin, hair, and nails. I have heard that NAC encourages hair growth, and mine is looking very healthy.

I have been on NAC for a few weeks and found my urge to pull went away within a few days--truly!! Now it's weird for me to even think about pulling. It's like it was never a part of my life, and I pulled on and off for nearly 30 years.

From the web: "There's growing evidence that NAC may help reduce obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and addiction disorders. The theory is that NAC increases brain levels of glutamate, a neurotransmitter that the body converts to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In a recent report, Jon E. Grant, MD, of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, described three patients with various pathological behaviors, including nail biting, hair pulling, or skin picking. Their OCD behavior ceased after taking 1,200 to 2,400 mg of NAC daily."

Perhaps you'd like to try NAC, it has been a lifesaver for me.
Feel free to write with any questions.
Best wishes!!

Debbi

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Hello, I have been taking

Hello,
I have been taking 1800 mg/day of NAC for almost a year and a half since I first posted this message, and I am still doing OK! I hope it works for you, too!

Debbi

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do you find these supplements

do you find these supplements at any health store, or do you need a prescription?

Hi! NAC is a vitamin you can

Hi!

NAC is a vitamin you can find at any vitamin/health food store, or on the Web. It's an all natural supplement, not a drug, so no prescription is needed :o)

If you need further info., just let me know.
Debbi

I am so happy to hear you

I am so happy to hear you have managed to kick the habit, and after so long of having it. Just curious how much you're paying for this amino acid?

Hello! Yes, it has been about

Hello!

Yes, it has been about 3 months and no pulling. I am paying about $15 a month for the NAC, but you can find it for a lower price. I am taking Solgar which is a bit more expensive than others, but it is helping so I don't want to switch to a cheaper brand at this point. I think, however, that $15 is a very small price to pay for the peace it has given me. If you have additional questions, just let me know.

Thanks!
Debbi

please see comment below

please see comment below

It's really encouraging to

It's really encouraging to hear that there is something to help out there, and I am very glad that it worked for you. I am just wondering if there are any risks in taking this, I don't know much about it and am wondering if it's okay for anyone to take? Congrats! :)

It's really encouraging to

It's really encouraging to hear that there is something to help out there, and I am very glad that it worked for you. I am just wondering if there are any risks in taking this, I don't know much about it and am wondering if it's okay for anyone to take? Congrats! :)

Hi vtoronto, Thanks for

Hi vtoronto,

Thanks for posting! I've been on the NAC for a month now and am pull-free. Actually, I stopped pulling within a week of taking it. I did a lot of research and actually decided to take NAC after reading the studies done at the University of Minnesota. I also read many testimonials online of others who have stopped pulling, so I thought it was safe to use. The dosage is between 1200 and 2400 mg to be effective. Like I mentioned, I've been taking 1200 mg a day.

I have not experienced any side effects. It's an all natural vitamin supplement, so it's not a drug. NAC is produced within the human body. The one thing that I need to mention here is if you are going to take it, also take 2-3x as much Vitamin C as well. Meaning, if you are taking 1200 mg, then take at least 2400 mg of Vitamin C. NAC detoxifies the body and if Vitamin C is not taken, you could get kidney stones.

However, I have not heard anything about NAC that would cause me to stop taking it. It has a lot of other benefits aside from stopping pulling, such as immune protection and antioxidant protection. If you have any other questions, feel free to let me know. There is a lot of NAC support and testimonials at Dailystrength.org as well.

Take care,
Debbi

I read your findings .if i go

I read your findings .if i go to vitamin /medical store what should i tell them ? Should i ask them to give me NAC tablet/capsule ? or there is specific name
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