Hi everyone, I'm new on here. I am 18 years old and have bee

Hi everyone, I'm new on here. I am 18 years old and have been living with Trich since around 10 years old. I was diagnosed with it only two years ago. I have gone through too many PRP surgeries to restore hair growth, but I just can't stop pulling. I told my therapist that I would try to hold myself accountable of my pulling through a support group, so here I am! I need y'all's help. I have gone two days since I have pulled a hair and am trying so hard to mask any kind of impulse by wearing a headband or playing with play-doh to occupy my fingers. It first started with my eyelashes, then eyebrows and scalp until I stopped until I was around 16 and diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I know the root of my Trick is my anxiety and I'm working really hard now to lessen my anxiety. I just want to use this site to remind myself why I should keep fighting everyday to not pull and how hard I still fight on days where I do pull. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know! Thank you

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I am very inspired by your smile and your strength! Praise for you! I don't share your struggles but I thank you for sharing your story and your smile. I wish you find the support and help you need. Best wishes to you! Keep up that smile!

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@AnaOliver Thank you very much!

Wow I have trich as well & I'm 31, but haven't been diagnosed with it. I pull as well because I think I have bad nerves or I think about my past. I've been getting an uppercut since last year, but I still manage to pull the rest of my hair. I've been pulling since I was in either elementary or middle school & I also have depression and anxiety, but have been diagnosed with it. It's called Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia). If you haven't heard about it, you can look it up if you want. You are very brave & gorgeous. I have been mediating & it seems to help for 10 minutes.

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@PrettynPink29 I have began to meditate as well and it seems to be helping so far. Thank you for sharing your story with me. I hope you find the strength you need to ease back on the pulling. We can do this!