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 from Walmart in a big plastic container, with frosting colors of whatever holiday is coming up - it's like kryptonite - will do it to me within hours - and I won't be able to stop until I've finished the job (bald lids). I've been on and off low-carbing for years. About two years ago I noticed a link between snacking on the cookies and snacks people would leave at work and itchy eyelids, prompting me to "do something about that." Back when I used to pull regularly, I'd spend months at a time with fake lashes glued to my lids, I consumed a TON of sugar. Never made the connection. I thought maybe I'd outgrown the urge. Nope. Just add sugar. I always resented the implications that this was an impulse control disorder. I'm sorry but if your eyelids are itching, it's very hard to not rub them or do something. There is no outside stressor that independently makes me pluck. It's always when I've been exposed to too much sugar. Then I get picking and the picking itself causes more inflammation and irritation to the area, compounding the urges. I've been treated with many antidepressants over the years, none of it helped. I firmly believe that it's because I continued to consumer sugar through it all. Now I take no antidepressants and follow a mostly ketogenic diet. It's ONLY when I stray from this too much I run into a problem.
Hi everyone,I just wanted to post my experience, in case this could help anyone out. A few months ago, I had a genetic test done and found out I have the MTHFR gene mutation, which means I cannot metabolize folic acid, which is essential for brain functioning. I started taking methyl folate (it has to be methyl folate, though, as this is different from regular folic acid). They have a...
I've been pulling my eyelashes since I was 7 and eyebrows since 20, I'm now 30 and want to stop! Just was wondering if there were any ideas on how to do that and what product works for getting them to grow quicker.
Hi I'm Art I'm new here but I have had PTSD for several years. I have PTSD from a combination of several different traumatic events that have taken place in my life not just one event. I am a survivor of sexual abuse as a child, a rape survivor, a car accident survivor, the survivor of an armed robbery and the survivor of a natural disaster. I get nightmares and flashbacks from the different...
I've been a picker for some years now. I was abused physically as a kid that caused me mental anguish that I haven't worked through yet. I was able to stop picking for a long while but in the last 8 years I started picking again but in a much more aggressive manner. My husband has made it clear to me tonight that he is disgusted by my picking and that I'm starting to look like an old bald man. I...