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Re: Eating roots

Postby TH21 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:28 pm

I have been dealing with this for too long now. Every time I go and get my haircut they ask "oh you have a bald spot" My excuse for the past 10 years has been a seasonal thing.. Though I am lucky its not the bad, I used to pull out my eye lashes because my eyes itched, then I like the feeling of pain then relaxation(dopamine right?) then started to pull my head hair out. Its not that bad though, just a few bald spots. Recently with school, work, projects, business. I have the urge to stay productive and be the best I can possibly be which leads to some stress but mostly compulsion.

I noticed a couple things I would like to share.

When I am physically exhausted I wont do it.
When I am on the computer I have more of a urge to do it
When I am laying in bed trying to sleep I have the urge to do it
Its when my hands are free I feel the urge but when I am eating I dont even want to think about it.

I may have found the problem.

I took a nutrition class in college last semester and studied a lot about vitamins and deficiency lead to odd things. One thing I believe in is that the body is smart, it knows what it wants.. why are we eating the hair root then? Do you know what hair root is? Its keratin well a different matter of it. I found this blog that had some answers http://ladyvaleria.hubpages.com/hub/Hai ... d-THE-CURE

I got a bottle from GNC and I starting the testing today.
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Re: Eating roots

Postby royalstar_23 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:25 pm

I thought that i am the only person who does that wired kind of things... But there are so many.. even on 1rd page 3rd-4th message person have explain all the things which i does..
I have no idea how to get rid of this.. I am totally baled now and no new hairs are coming out.. Specially from front sides of my head..
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Re: Eating roots

Postby 2751716709 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:08 am

"After that, I started craving crunchy things. I still have cravings for something moist and crunchy and have not found anything other than salsa and chips that foots the bill. I want something sweet, moist, and crunchy at all hours of the day now. Sushi has been a nice outlet as well.
I'm not replacing it with food, but I used food to ween me off of it. Now, I'm on a diet and I'm having less difficulty staying out of the salsa and chips than I was staying away from my hair. I simply don't purchase salsa and chips."
Are you saying that you were able to stop by eating the desired food? I have been looking for a food that will help me for about a year. I have found the little balls of juice at the frozen yogurt shops to give me the feeling. They are sweet and pop in your mouth. I have considered buying them. I hope you have been doing well as it has been years since you posted this.
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Re: Eating roots

Postby Pelona » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:16 am

I'm now 41 yrs old. I actually remember the first hair I pulled. I was in 5th grade. Suddenly, I was eating my roots. Mostly collecting and nibbling. I was ridiculed not just by the children but by the teacher herself. Then I became an outcast. Of course I learned to control my behavior around other people and I function socially with others well. I thought I was alone for many years. I finally did my own research and learned that I have a condition with a name. But I only had this knowledge for a few years. I had a breaking point in my life where my hair pulling had gone completely out of control. When I'm alone in my car during my half hour drive home from work, it's when It gets really bad. I finally broke down and asked my Dr for help. He is still trying to figure out what med would work for me but it seems to be taking forever to make this either STOP or at least slow down. I've shut down and will not speak to a therapist. I believe it has a lot to do with how things went for me during grade school. You wouldn't think that the adults in your life, the one's I was supposed to trust the most, would be the ones to ridicule me when all this started. They all would pretty much say that I was just a very weird kid. I was sad. I pulled my hair and then started eating my "prize". I'm amazed at seeing that I had not been alone all this time but yet, I feel so alone any way. (First time ever posting a response on ANY web page)
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Re: Eating roots

Postby e123 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:42 pm

hi,
i’ve been pulling since i was 5. it all started out of curiosity and then became a habit which turned into an impulse-control disorder. from the time i was 5 until about 3 years ago it was only on and off with my eyelashes and brows. going through puberty i began picking pubic hair as well, only on occasion. around 3 years ago i began pulling from my head as well. i’m not sure exafly what caused the switch but i believe it is because i used to braid my hair often and hated when my fly always would stick up. i now no longer pull at any facial hair though my scalp is in rough shape. i have 3 main spots that i rotate through. before i pull i feel an intching sensation and then pull to relive it. once i’ve relived my itch i continue pulling until i find one with a follicle. i follow this by then eating the follicle and dropping the hair. this is a continuous cycle. i do my best to tell myself to stop but i can’t until i am fully satisfied. i have found some help with covering my spots with a powder, but even still i can only style my hair a few different ways, which is not fun as a high school girl. i have seen multiple psychs and continue to see a specialist now. he has certainly helped and i’ve been patient but i am still not seeing the results i want. it’s exam week and i’ve been under a ton of stress and anxiety. i’m not sure what more there is to do which is why i joined. any suggestions are very much appreciated.
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Re: Eating roots

Postby Sublime9 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:22 pm

I pulled my hair for 40 years and now have significance and permanent bald spots. It took chemotherapy and loosing all of my hair to finally end the urge. I suggest seeking professional help before the damage to you roots is permanent. I don’t recommend cancer and chemo.
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