I have just come to the realization that I cannot overcome my hair pulling habit by myself. I started pulling out my eyelashes since I was 11 and I'm now 25 with no headway towards an end. I've kept my condition hidden for the first year until my mom noticed that there were gaps in my eyelashes. I felt so humiliated and guilty that all I wanted was for her not to let anyone know what I was doing. I've been battling it on my own ever since. I have had ups and downs and it wasn't till tonight when I caught myself pulling my lashes while reading, to the point that I have a gap again, that I needed to reach out and do something. I've read lots of material about Trichotillomania, its causes, preventives and treatments but would like to know what has helped others begin their path. Any advice on how to start? I would appreciate any suggestions as I am very tired, frustrated and exasperated with myself.
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