Trichotillomania is a daily struggle

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.


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Accounts of people with trichotillomania

The BFRB blogs and experiences described in this section may be disturbing so don’t read on unless you’re sure you are up to it.

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Adam Alpa Anna
Anne Angela Annette
Athena Caillin Caroline
Carrie Cathy Christine
Clarkie Cleo Donna
Ellen Faith H
Holly Iris Jan
Jane Jason Jayne
Jess Jo Joanna
Joanne Kat Kati
Kristina Krystal Laura
Lisa Lisa W Louise
Lucy Mairen Mike
Neil – OCD Patience
Robin Sandy Sara
Shannon Terri Tracey
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