Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) Support Group

Impulsive control disorder is the inability to resist an urge, temptation, or impulse, even when it may cause negative effects to the self or to others. If you or a loved one suffers from impulsive contorl disorder, join the community to find support and share your challenges with others who know what you're going through.

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  • KeepCalm_CarryOn

    Hey guys, I need friends...

    Hey everybody, I'm new here but of course like everyone else, not to trich. I started pulling when I was in 7th grade (so 11?) Right where my bangs were/supposed to be. I don't know exactly what caused this or why I started doing it but after i had pulled the bald spot was so large I had to wear a headband for most of 7th grade year. I would get nasty comments like "Why do you wear headbands...
  • Jen1234

    My trich story

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    I've been dealing with trich since I was 12, when my parents divorced. I stopped as soon as someone at school noticed. I went 10 years without pulling until I started planning my wedding. It wasn't bad but got worse when I got pregnant and I've been pulling since (6 years). I joined this group because I don't talk to anyone in my life about this and I'm hoping to talk to people who can relate and...
  • Krystal123

    I'm back ...

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    So last time I was on here, was 12/27/16. I've relapsed since then, in a number of times. In case you haven't read my story, I've been battling this for 12 years. It's not something I can just stop. It's not nearly that simple. It's that thing that you do when youre bored, stressed, or anxious. It's that thing that makes you content for a split second. Until you realize the impact that it had, or...
  • Shelly_24

    Is there anybody willing to talk about this issue

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  • Krystal123

    looking for someone to talk to ..

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    I'm looking for someone who can talk and listen. Someone who I can text or call when I wanna pull. Someone I can trust with my secrets. Someone who can help me out. Dm me your snapchat or something, please. I just need someone right now 
  • getbacktoserenity

    What do you feel when you resist an urge?

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    I think this is a very important factor of any impulse control disorder. What happens if you pull away from any particular moment of great urge and temptation?I have been trying to explore this aspect recently. It's been difficult to tug myself out of the strong need to self harm, but when I do...it is only if I insist that I am doing it for my well being. I have to talk myself out of the desire...
  • KitCat24

    Hello everybody!

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    Hi, I'm new to this community but not new to this condition. I'm 22 and I've been pulling as long as I can remember, as early as 5 at least. This last year has been the first year I've been able to open up to anyone in my life about it, but I still struggle accepting it sometimes. I'm just here to know that I'm not alone. That other people feel what I feel, do what I do, and can still be...
  • cocopuffstuff

    Hello: This Demon Who Haunts Me

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    Hello! I'm also new to this website. I struggle predominantly with social anxiety, but also have Tricht. This is my experience: (trigger warning for all Trichts, anxious people, people who are afraid of visualizing the paranormal)When I was about 6 years old I remember looking in the mirror and feeling the need to make my eyelashes even on both sides. I started picking and plucking with my...
  • Andrea_3000

    Trichotillomania Bracelet

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    https://youtu.be/LGwJu3nGIegKeen is a smart bracelet, co-created by a "trichster," that helps people become aware of subconscious behaviors like hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting (collectively known as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, or BFRBs) and thumb-sucking.I know I have mentioned it to another person on this site, but I just wanted to tell the group about it. Above is a link to a...
  • gilmoregirl729

    Life Sentence...At Least It Feels That Way

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    I have battled trichotillomania for 29 years.  I am 41 now and it is a daily battle.  I have recently moved to Florida and left all of my family, friends, and complete support system behind.  I am looking for people like me who can relate to this uncontrollable desire to pull, as well as any "life hacks" to getting through each day without pulling.
  • Gussy05

    New to this

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    I have had TTM  for about 12 years. Haven't found a forum quite like this one before. Looks great. Has anyone found anything that helps? I have Tried tangles and St John's wort, barriers and general fiddlys. I want one of those fidget cubes I keep seeing everywhere. Thanks for reading... 
  • getbacktoserenity

    Alcohol

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    Does alcohol decrease the desire to pull? It is a depressant so it would make some sense if it does help to relieve the urges. I heard that coffee can increase the urges to self harm since it is a stimulant. Other stimulants such as cocaine and meth also create an urge to self pick because these substances excite the nervous system.And from my own personal experience witch cannabis, it minimized...
  • getbacktoserenity

    N-Acetyl Cysteine

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    Anyone tried this supplement? There have been some promising studies on its effects, although I heard from one psychiatrist that its not as effective as the studies show. 
  • Lately I have finally been able to stop biting my nails. I noticed over a period of a few years that my desire to bite at my nails and cuticles has slowly diminished. I do not know what exactly prompted this change. I have tried for a very long time to keep my nails colored in order to eliminate the impulse. It might have finally helped to kick the habit, although I am not completely sure. I have...
  • seahag

    Sugar

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    For me, it's clearly a matter of too much sugar consumption and not always just junk food sugar, sometimes too much of a real food, such as potatoes, does me in - as I just realized.  I've gone months without any desire, but I made a big batch of potatoes recently and I have had a few too many sandwiches with the bread lately.  Too much bread will do it, but those sugar coated cookies you get...