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Mirxndx

752d

I don’t know how to tell my parents I have TTM so that I can stop pulling my eyelashes off. I’ve been pulling them since I was little and I just want to stop because every time I look at someone it makes me feel weird because I don’t have eyelashes and they do and I barely make eye contact with people cuz of my eyelashes. I just wonder how my life would’ve been if I didn’t have TTM.

    • Heatherbee

      731d

      I feel you. It started in my early teens for me and I was always so self conscious. It can be hard. Medication and therapy helped with my anxiety but not the hair pulling. NAC and probiotics (both are supplements you can get from Walmart or Amazon) are the most commonly successful treatments I've heard of. Probiotics help for me, I don't pull as much. And if I take a LOT of probiotics, the urges just go away.

    • Lus

      751d

      Is it your hopes to get treatment from telling them? I think the best way to do it is to bring up that you have always pulled your eyelashes and suggest going to a doctor or therapist in order to treat the disorder. I’ve found that parents in this generation tend to be scared off or confused by the actual names of disorders, so I would not bring up the word TTM when telling them about it. An alternative would to be wear fake lashes.

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