Ive just found this website and joined so I can ask a couple of questions.
I have Trichorillomania and I’ve been pulling for about 8 years now.
It started when I had semi-permenant false lashes applied and they irritated my eyes (even though the patch test was fine). I had to pull the fake lashes off which obviously took my natural lashes with it :(
Since then I get a massive urge to pull my eye lashes out, but it’s only as a few lashes hurt. I don’t think I’m imagining it as the lashes are really sore to touch so I pull them out and it’s an instant relief! The whole hair comes out with a big thick white lump, I’m assuming this is the root or something? Then as I’ve pulled a few sore lashes my eyelid then starts to hurt and go red which then causes more lashes to hurt and it’s a vicious cycle! Most lashes have the white ends which are sore but some don’t hurt and have a black end.
Is there anything I can do to stop the lash hurting as that’s what makes me pull? I don’t think I’d pull if they didn’t hurt as I don’t think I do it for anxiety or anything it’s just the pain. It feels really tender and painful so I have to pull it to relieve it :( Any vitamins to help with hair growth?
I currently have barely any lashes on both eyelids and it’s a nightmare trying to hide it with makeup so I’d really like to stop pulling.
Id really appreciate any help.
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