I have been struggling with Trichotillomania for years although I have never been diagnosed.
I am 20 years old now and have been pulling my hair for about ten years.
It is a daily struggle for me because when I look in the mirror I feel so ugly, but I can’t stop pulling my hair out.
Right now I have four huge bald spots, so I always keep my hair covered. Two of my bald spots have been there since about the third grade.
I have come to a point where I know that I have to stop or else.
I have found it to be so hard to get family support and understanding, everyone thinks I’m lying when I say that it really does itch.
The straw that broke that camel’s back for me was when my husband told me I was acting like a animal and that it really hurt him to see me this way.
So now I have decided to seek help; however it is extremely hard to even talk about it because no one understands.