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my hair pulling story

i think this is the least self conscious i ever felt talking about this, in this forum, i don't feel as alone
I started pulling my hair when I was in 1st grade (now I'm 20) and I learned that if an eyelash falls then you make a wish and blow it away. I had a talk with my mom about this first memory a few months ago, and she told me that there's more ...
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22M, thought I'd share my story

I'm 22 years old, in college, and play in a rock band. I have long, curly, dark blonde hair to about chest length, which I started growing out when I was about 14. Many times I have received compliments on it. However, since I was about 18 I have had a strong tendency to pull on, or otherwise mess with my hair on one side, which in recent months has been causing me much stress ...
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Has anyone tried NAC

Some studies have shown that NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) has helped calm the pulling urges for some people. About 50% of the participants said their urges had subsided somewhat during the treatment. I read a recent interview where one of the researchers recommended taking a 600mg pill twice a day. Has anyone tried this yet? I'm going to start it today and see if I fall into the lucky half.
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new here. pulling for roots.

I have been dealing with this for about four years now. That I'm aware of. I could have possibly been doing it for longer automatically, and never noticed. When I did notice, I didn't understand why I was doing it. One day I was sitting on the couch watching tv and was playing with my hair. My head was getting a little sore and when I looked down there was small pile of hair on ...
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Is it considered Trichotillomania?

Hello everyone.

It's my first time posting on a psych forum.

I am a 20 year old woman, I would consider myself fairly anxious in general, for no apparent reason. In the last few months, I've found myself being extremely moody and developing some habits that I find concerning.

I've started pinching my skin in stressful situations, as well as over plucking. I've been plucking for quite a long time (often too much, leaving a ...
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If you had trich since you were small, what are the...

Things that would've helped you back then.

Our eight year old pulls and eats her hair. it's a pretty mild case, she usually does not have a bald spot, and when she does it's small.

I know it's stress-related, and we try not to make a big deal of it. I know we all need coping mechanisms to deal with stress, and there is no way to make someone's life stress free. Even if you ...
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Microblading helped me stop pulling

Hello! I have struggled and adapted my life because of trichotillomania and it's effects since I was a little girl. I'm 30 years old now. A few years ago, I came to terms with the fact that I just would never go swimming or let someone else see me without makeup. For a long time, that made me incredibly unhappy. Eventually I just gave up on trying to stop pulling. I gave up on even ...
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Magnesium for Cravings

Hi, just wanted to share what has been 100% working for me! I have been hair pulling for 20 years, and hadnt found anything that worked.

Im taking a Magnesium (as oxide, aspartame, truant, citrate, alpha-ketoglutarate) with horsetail and silica supplement. Magnesium is 300mg, Horsetail is 43mg, and silica is 3g.
Im unclear if it matters what type of magnesium you take, this is just the type of magnesium I had ordered. I ordered a ...
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COPING FOR 71 YEARS

I'm 71 now and have pulled my hair out and eaten select hairs since I was in the 6th grade. Throughout junior high and high school, my mother had to arrange my hair each morning; using bobbie pins to connect lengths of hair so that bald spots wouldn't be obvious. The result looked like I had an old fashioned "bun" hairdo (like my grandmother's). I pulled out my eyebrows and cut off my eyelashes in ...
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Naltrexone

Hey everyone,
I'm new here...
Here's a bit about me and what I've struggled with:
I'm a 23 year old female
- I've been biting my nails, cuticles, and skin around my fingers since around age 8.
- I've had Trichotillomania since the age of 11. It started with my eyebrows/eyelashes, then lead to compulsive experimental tweezing all over my body. I didn't pull from my head until around age 14-15.
Since then, trich got ...
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