Wow, how do I start?
Trichotillomania is a horrible thing to have. It destroys your self esteem and confidence, It makes you a target of insults and bullying...
And those are just some of the effects of having it. I pull out my top eyelashes and my eyebrows and I miss the feeling of lashes on my eyelids and being able to feel real eyebrow hair and not just bare skin covered up by eyebrow pencil. I long for the feeling of not having sore eyelids when I open my eyes first thing in the morning. Words just can not describe how much I hate having this. I probably sound really dramatic and silly right now, but you know what? That's apart of all the small things and frankly doesn't matter
I'm posting on here because I want to express how I feel about this. Expressing how you feel is much healthier than keeping your thoughts trapped inside of you. It also helps you cope. What I'm really trying to say to: let it all out! That's what this place is for, right?
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...