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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  • Hello Folks. Have been a member, though not always active unfortunately, for 5 yrs or more. But could not sign in and had to make a new registration. Hope to see some of the members I recognize on here. When I last posted this forum was very inactive. Hope that has changed. This forum is for support and without active members there is no support. I don't like the new format AT ALL.  Anyone else...
  • Hey everyone, I just joined this group, because well I feel like I need to try everything. I'm at a bad place with the trich right now. I joined a lot of other groups in this daily strength thing, but this is my first post, because this is my biggest struggle right now. And I need help.I have had anxiety and insomina basically my whole life, and trich since I was 14 or so (I am 25 now). As time...
  • Hello everyone. I hope you are well today.This will be my first installment of the story and my struggles of having Trichotillomania. I have chosen the username ThisEndsNow for obvious reasons...Let me start off by telling you a bit about myself. I want to remain relatively anonymous until I have conquered this ridiculous (I say this out of anger) problem we are all facing. Today I will tell you...
  • daregreatly

    Courage to Continue

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    Hey everyone! I have battled with trich for 16 years now. Reading many of these posts has both inspired me to continue in my fight to live pull free and made my heart hurt because I know what it feels like to be in a self-destructive cycle. I am 1 day pull free in my newly motivated efforts to keep trying until I get one year pull free under my belt. If you're feeling hopeless or stuck I just...
  • I've had trich for about 10 years now, and I find that it's a vicious cycle, I pull during stressful times like exams and deadlines (I'm a grad student), and my hair usually grows back during the summer and during holidays when I'm less stressed.  My hair grows really slowly though, so when I say grow back, I mean it fills in, but it's very very short, and patchy in terms of thickness....
  • no sarcasm. thank goodness I am not alone. I am wondering if anyone else here has become obsessed with trying to make a wiglet out of hair extensions yet it never works for bald spots on the crown of the head does it?or even better, anyone who has actually gone to the beauty salon to get their hair done? brave, very brave. I can't do it. NOw my hair is so long, longer than I ever dreamed of but I...
  • Deramoon

    Im sick of this

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    hey guys so good to know im not the only one struggling with this. it started in 2012 just i dont even know how it started really believe me if could go back and find out what started this i would change it so fast. I really struggled in high school because i have pulled out my eyebrows and all my eyelashes i get called a freak and alot of other hurtful things i have gotten physically abused for...
  • perfectlyimperfect33

    It is time to win.

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    I have suffered from Trich for about 8 years now. I normally target my eyelashes and eyebrows. I have OCD and diabetes as well. I find that I begin to pull when I am stressed, do not have full control of something (esp health related), or am simply sitting there over thinking. I have tried to quit many times... and well here I am today. My mother and grandmother have always gotten angry when they...
  • manda1276

    trichotillomania

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    hi, iv been pulling my hair since i was 10 years old, im 20 now im looking for other people stories and answers on how to deal with this, i had just found out what this hair pulling thing is, and i cant stop its so odd explaining it, it feels good its like my fingers are magnets to my head hair and it wont stop till i find that one that feels so good, iv pulled out my eyelashes, eyebrows and now...
  • Cupcakes

    \_(ツ)_/¯

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    It all started young . really really young when I discovered what tweezers were used for.I was a loner at home. The baby, the only girl so I spent lots of time in my bedroom. I began with the hair on my legs and then my arm pits and though my eye brows are naturally arched I would pluck those as well.My nose hair, my arm pits, my stomach I have it bad. Bikini area and i just randomly began...
  • nicolerek

    trich as a teen

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    I have had trich for about a year and a half and I specifically target hairs that I feel that are not fully perfect. this meaning that I target only my scalps darker, thicker hairs. My hair has always been blonde and have lots of scalp hair, full of volume and its lenght reaches my bottom, I feel like the amount has decreased significantly. My family always tells to stop but I phisically cant. I...
  • CopcoKid

    Any Advice Is Greatly Needed

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    I know this post is probably the same as many others here, but any human interaction regarding trich would be greatly appreciated.  I have nowhere to go and noone to talk to about this, so I thought I would try one more time here before I give up.  After this, I promise I won't just keep reposting, and will try to find some assistance elsewhere.  I'm really worried because my pulling is...
  • iamkj

    Looking for support

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    hi everyone, I've just recently joined this page and I am just now realizing how many people live with trich. I have felt alone and awful about myself because I have ttm for quite some time now. When I was younger I was always a nervous child. I had severe anxiety to the point where I would make myself vomit, couldn't sleep and had to change schools. I started seeing a therapist in 5th grade and...
  • suki01

    A new member.

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    I just joined this online group because I wanted to talk with people in the same situation as me. I didn't use my real name for obvious reasons so call me Suki~ it's a nickname my family gave me growing up. Anyways, when I was in 5th grade I had planned a sleepover. My friends sadly all canceled and my mom didn't let me go hang out with one of them who was free. So me being mad at my mom I just...
  • CopcoKid

    New to the group

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    Hi everyone.  I started pulling when I was about 21.  I was unfortunately using meth at the time, and the stress of many many things was weighing on my mind as well.  I started picking my skin wherever it broke out, and then soon, started pulling hair on my face and chest.  Now I pull on my face, chest, arms, legs, stomach, hands and pubic area.  I do this any time I am relaxing alone, and I...