Re probiotics and trichotillomania
I read a post from a former member on this forum who said he cured his trich with probiotics. I emailed him about a year ago, and he told me the kind he used but I can not recall the name of them. There are so many kinds of probiotics and at different strenghts. I need to go back and hopefully find his email. I bought some probiotics after I emailed the fellow who cured his trich with probiotics, but only took them a few times. But I am going to give probiotics a serious try this time around, as I need to stop pulling forever. I was at the health food store one day recently, and there was a sign that said "helps with anxiety" next to a bottle of probiotics. My father and I both have anxiety and I am sure it contributes to hair pulling for me. My dad happened to start on probiotics recently, due to having taken antibiotics, and what do you know, his anxiety which was extreme, has disappeared ! I found the article at the link above re probiotics and trich. I hope it is going to work for me, and for you too if you want to try it.
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...
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...
I was wondering if hair Twirling is a form of trichotillomania. I have been doing it since business school back in 2005 and perhaps longer. Seems to get worse the more stressed I am but also happens when I am calm. It's just a habit that I can't seem to resist.
Hello! I'm new here and this is my first time posting. I found this group with the hope that I can gain insights to help my 15-yr-old daughter who not only pulls her own hair but also the fur, whiskers and eyebrows of our 3 cats. She pulls the cat hair that is "the wrong color" and does much damage to our poor cats' faces! Her therapist almost reported her for animal abuse. Therapy didn't seem to...