I reached out to my doctor yesterday about maybe starting two new medications. One medication I want to help with my maybe hypersomnia, because I have the problem where I stay up all/most of the night sometimes and take frequent naps throughout the day. The other medication I wanna be put on is called clomipramine. It not only serves as an antidepressant, but helps with OCD tendencies as well. I don't have OCD but I have trichotillomania, and I heard clomipramine helps with that as well. My appointment with her is at the end of the month. Anyone have any advice about either medication?
does anyone else have hair that grows back coarser, curlier, and/or darker after years of pulling in the same hot spots?
I'm 6 days pull free but it's so hard. How do you stop? Is there medicine you can take?
What are some of the things you have done to help deal with trich?
Does anyone have any tips on how to stop or manage hair pulling. As well as how to regrow hair from it?
I happen to suffer from Trichotillomania as well as Dermatillomania, which is like a double-whammy. I pick my skin, and make myself bald. I woke up one day to all of my eyelashes completely gone, as well as my eyebrows, because I pulled them out in my sleep. My mother says she can tell I'm stressed, when. she checks on me at night, and I've got my hands in my hair, or there is hair on my pillow. I ended up taking the Eminem approach, ie., shaving my hair off. It suits me way better than I expected, and I haven't had the urge to pull at my hair nearly as much, since I can't even grip it. It's just thoughts and prayers on my head now. If you are struggling with this, you should try shaving your head as well. Amazon and other places have pretty decent, realistic wigs as well, if you'd like to keep it normal looking. It might be a hard move, especially if you're emotionally attached to your hair for whatever reason it may be, but in the end, it's a fresh start! 🥰
Hi! I was wondering how everyone's trichotillomania condition started? for me it started as a habit that happened after a traumatic event in my life that made me obsess over my hair. also how do you deal with trich on a daily basis?
well…I did it. I buzzed my hair off. I've been excited yet dreading it, and finally it's done. maybe now I can manage my trich and not feel ashamed when going out?
I've struggled with trich for 16 years. it seems I go through a phase every 4 or so years where I just cannot stop pulling, even doing the things I enjoy most. anybody have any helpful tips on become more proactive to stop? or more aware?
Anyone's hyperfocus also hunting and peeling split ends? I've been doing it since highschool on and off, but it has recently gotten harder to ignore the impulses. I am trying using scissors to cut the splits and then pull them apart after so it doesn't damage the full strand.
Hi, has anyone had any successful ways of treating Trichotillomania? I cannot stop pulling out my hair and it’s starting to show a bald spot on the back of my head. Thank you for any advice.
i got trichotillomania a few months ago in 2021 and i ripped out almost all my eyelashes out. some of my friends were concerned and asked me what happend to my eyelashes but i don’t trust them so i didn’t tell them why, one of my friends would ask me during class but so loud and kinda in a making fun of me type of way and another one of my friends would try to force me to tell her why which i didn’t feel comfortable telling her and i didn’t tell anyone why because that is a very sensitive topic to me and she would try to force me to tell her and she was like “you can genuinely trust me.” which i knew was a lie because before that she was so mean to me. when some of my eyelashes were gone it was very hard for me during school cause people would say stuff so i tried to grow them out and they are grown out which i am super happy about and proud of myself but it’s super tempting to just rip them all out but i’m trying not to do that cause when i didn’t have eyelashes that was a very hard time of my life and people were so judgmental and but i try to not pull them out sometimes i pull out 1 or 2 every few weeks but mostly i just touch them. like a lot. not during school but when i’m home i’m just touching my eyelashes. when i’m stressed i mostly just try to lay down and calm down, close my eyes and just think about the things and people that make me happy such as some of my friends, family and my cats, and my hobbies. (you don’t need to close your eyes if you don’t want to) i try to calm myself down and try not to think about the things i don’t want to think about and i become peaceful and i also drink water and try to take deep breaths in and out or i eat a snack and take a break from my phone i don’t talk to anyone about what i just typed not even my friends or family and not even my cats and i’ve never told anyone why i had trichotillomania and when i told my mom she got mad at me.
Hi! Suffer with all sorts of mental health. Trich is my most frustrating one. I don’t have the will to stop when I’m anxious or stressed. Anyone have any tips?
How do I deal with the urge to pull? Especially under times of stress. I hate how easy it is to lose months of progress :(
How do I stop picking at my hair? I really don’t want to take the bad habit to college!
Why do you specifically pull? I’m a head puller and for me it’s because I feel like this deep-seated itch where no scratching would relieve it (I’ve scratched my scalp bloody) and only pulling would alleviate it. Of course if the root is big then it’s so much harder to stop.
Hi! I have trichotillomania. I’m actually fully bald because of it, I’ve been bald for about 7 or 8 years now! I’m at a place in life where I’m comfortable with who I am and my disorder, but I’m always looking for people who understand what it’s like to live with trichotillomania.
What are some things that you have found that help distract from/stop pulling?
Hi I’ve had trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) since I was 10 and it got really bad about 4 years ago. I had to shave my head twice and I was clean for 2 years but relapsed again. Anyone have any tips how to stop?
Hello. I've been pulling for almost 3 years now but it's gotten much worse in the past year. I really want to shave my head, and I've seen a-lot of people with TTM do so, but I'm scared my mother will be upset. How should I bring up the topic of shaving my head to my mother?
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