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Cleggie

822d

I used to pull out my hair and eat it for almost 5 years, and over that period of time a huge freaking trichobezoar formed. After I had the surgery to have it removed January of this year, I’ve completely stopped pulling out my hair and eating it. But the urges are still there and there isn’t any therapy options available for me right now 😭 It’s hard to figure out how to cope with something I’m not even sure where I stand on. Anyone have any ideas?

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    • Okiedokie

      806d

      I use an app called Slightly Robot that is a counter for every single time you pull your hair. It was really eye-opening for me! But to physically stop pulling out hair I had to put Band-Aids on my fingers or break off the hair close to the root. It’s less satisfying but did the trick for me for 14 months.

    • Okiedokie

      806d

      I use an app called Slightly Robot that is a counter for every single time you pull your hair. It was really eye-opening for me! But to physically stop pulling out hair I had to put Band-Aids on my fingers or break off the hair close to the root. It’s less satisfying but did the trick for me for 14 months.

    • Juliekay

      807d

      I just wanted to let you know you’re not alone (i’ve had 3 trichobezoars removed since i was 7.) I’m now 23, my therapist and i are trying to find a psychiatric support dog training program that only focuses on trichotillomania because i don’t know my triggers and by the time i’m pulling my hair it’s too late and having a dog to paw my hand away might help more than meds.

    • TarMan

      810d

      Personally, I have one eyebrow I allow myself to pull repeatedly and I brush it against my lip and then discard it

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