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Rosetta5t0n3

661d

I'm not sure whether my symptoms of trichotillomania are strong enough to bring up to my therapist. I have severe anxiety and I used to pull out eyelashes and eyebrows as a kid, and now I focus purely on public hair (sorry, tmi). I've read up on it and I feel like I allign with the symptoms like feeling an intense urge to pull hair and the feeling of release after, but I also do it for grooming and half of it is picking at just my skin and pores. I can't tell if it's just from anxiety or if I have trichotillomania. Hopefully this reaches someone who has some insight 😅

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    • TheBigSpook

      661d

      When in doubt, bring it up to them. Sometimes I mention something in passing to my therapist that I think is normal and she stops me and says hold up no that’s not normal let’s talk about that. So I say definitely bring it up. As someone who is struggling really bad with dermatillomania I wish I had started taking it seriously a lot sooner before I was covered in scars and open sores that I can’t let heal

    • TheBigSpook

      661d

      When in doubt, bring it up to them. Sometimes I mention something in passing to my therapist that I think is normal and she stops me and says hold up no that’s not normal let’s talk about that. So I say definitely bring it up. As someone who is struggling really bad with dermatillomania I wish I had started taking it seriously a lot sooner before I was covered in scars and open sores that I can’t let heal

    • Lolalove

      661d

      It doesn't hurt to talk about it worst they say is it doesn't and even then you are still talking about the issue.

    • 4byfour

      661d

      Thank you for sharing! I really appreciate it! I’ve recently just learned through this app I’ve been self harming (dark thinking, daydreaming, biting my nails into the skin, pinching my hands) every time I’m anxious about something. I had no idea that was a coping mechanism for me. I don’t think I have any insight, but please know people like you are helping us all out! I have yet to bring it up to my therapist, too, and I’m wishing you the best!

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