I have memories of being bored in a class back in high school and noticing that I had tiny hairs growing out of my fingers, and I began biting them out. This progressed to me using tweezers to pluck them and digging the follicles out of my fingers (scratching away at my skin) before they came out of my fingers. This went on for possibly 15-years or so and I stopped, though I still have the urge to rip them out. I actually tried laser hair removal on my fingers to try to stop me from doing this. My new thing for the past 5-years has been to rip little hairs growing out of the inside of my ears, I do this with either my fingers or a tweezer, and can spend quite a bit of time using a tweezer to fish out a hair that I have no idea of its location.Sometimes my hands get sore from squeezing the tweezer over and over again. I always receive a sort of satisfaction when I pull a hair.
Do I have Trichotillomania? It seems it started from being annoyed by those tiny hairs on my fingers, though did it develop into something else??