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Any advice on trichotillomania..

Anonymous
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I have a very bad anxiety disorder. I have had the axiety under control or a while now but I also suffer from trichiltillomania, which is a symptom of it.  I have found it really hard to kick the picking. I have tried putting my hair up all day but at some point I take it down just to do it. When I watch tv, I sit and do it out of boredom, when I am in bed I do it. I really hate that I do this, it has really cause me some pain. I cannot wear my hair down, I have to wear it up at al times or I feel like someone is gonna see my bald spots. I have to make sure when I put my hair up I put it up right so that hair is covering it and that you cannot see anything through it. I am so ashamed of it. I have really long hair, its beautiflul to everyone but I cannot see it because I know I have bald spots. There are only a few people who know I do it, I do not tell anyone. For the last three days I have been putting it up in a sock bun in hopes that I will not pick, It has worked so far but I know that I will start back up soon.. I want to stop but something in my brain will not let me..  I have deen a doc but they say there is not any cures, its a syptom and has to be dealt with in couseling.. Been there done that, did not work.. Ugh, Ok I have said enough.. Please  let me know if any of you suffer so I can see if there is something I can do to help my situation.. Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous on May. 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 6, 2013 at 12:45 AM
My ss bm has this. She's bald. She wears a wig. All I know is that she will never treat it or admit its an illness. She eats the root as well.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 6, 2013 at 12:47 AM


I don't eat the roots but i do put it up to my lips to feel it..  I would not know what to do it I were completely bald.. That would be all so bad. I am trying, sock bun still up. Maybe I have found something that works. Don't know.. But thanks for sharing.

Quoting Anonymous:

My ss bm has this. She's bald. She wears a wig. All I know is that she will never treat it or admit its an illness. She eats the root as well.



Hannahluvsdogs
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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Try looking for an online support group.

KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2013 at 12:48 AM

 I have a really good friend with Tric.  She's had it since she was a child... 

She's never been able to "cure" it.. But she's got amazing wigs and lives with it that way.

 


   

t1gger143
by Gold Member on May. 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM
My sil has it. She went off her meds and now ha several bald spots. She exercises to help with the anxiety.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 6, 2013 at 12:50 AM


It's difficult to live with.. Very shameful.. 

Quoting KristenFowles:

 I have a really good friend with Tric.  She's had it since she was a child... 

She's never been able to "cure" it.. But she's got amazing wigs and lives with it that way.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 6, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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I think you should try another therapist. Why give up so easily. It's part OCD and I think manageable. You have to say this is it. You have to fight. I'm going to pray for you. I hope you find the courage to go back to therapy. You have nothing to be ashamed about.

Quoting Anonymous:


I don't eat the roots but i do put it up to my lips to feel it..  I would not know what to do it I were completely bald.. That would be all so bad. I am trying, sock bun still up. Maybe I have found something that works. Don't know.. But thanks for sharing.


Quoting Anonymous:

My ss bm has this. She's bald. She wears a wig. All I know is that she will never treat it or admit its an illness. She eats the root as well.




Newmom8912
by Platinum Member on May. 6, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Maybe pick up a healthier habit? Gym, sewing, writing etc. Every time you wanna pick do that instead?
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elijahXmom
by on May. 6, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Have you tried to knitting or cross stich well anything to keep your hands busy. Hugs
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 6, 2013 at 12:53 AM

I suffer from Trich. But I'm probably no help as I just shaved my head. It completely helped me and I look god with no hair.

I used to suffer in silence. But now I tell people exactly what I have. Trich is not really an OCD it's more like a tick like Tourettes. It's not something that can be fixed with meds. You can go through periods of remission but it's not actually fixable with therapy

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