Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) Support Group

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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? 

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Jen1234
Jen1234

I too cover my eyebrows. :(
Vesna
Vesna

Hi i wanted to comment on your post , i am new to this website so hopefully it will be beneficial :) what you have described in regards to your feelings i do also feel that every single day!!!! Not a second without the physical symptoms :( you feel like you cannot escape your own body . However This symtopm is the only one more often almost everyday which really gives me anxiety severly .

I pick my eyelashed out alot now i have a sensitive one eye
Gritty feeling , stingy, dryness, stabby feeling somtimes ,, only my right eye , feels like i have dust or eyelash pricking my eye feeling. feels heavy , i have been to countless optometrists and not all the same ones either , all have said dry eyes. I wanted a referal booked in to see a eye specalist for reassurance my pycoligist thinks it will be helpful with my anxiety and i pray that its all okay becasue i am breaking a sweat even thibking of being seen i lose sleep over thinking about the results or anything that they can say :(

What is this