Hello guys... I'm in 9th grade and have been affected by tri

Hello guys... I'm in 9th grade, I'm 15 years old and I have been affected by trichotillomania for the past 2 years... A lot of times when I go to bed I'm having a lot of diffferent thoughts like "Why did this have to happen to me?" or "When is my hair gonna come back?" and I honestly can't stop pulling... I'm pretty sure that out of 1000 students in my school, I'm the only one who has trich and I just feel so lonely... Nobody understands what I'm going through and people have actually noticed a few weird bald spots on my head and specifically my hairline and they keep asking "Why in living hell did you shave your head?" and I just kinda ignore them and I walk it off because it's much worse than what it looks like... I'm kinda lucky because I have very thick hair and on the right side of my head I have a huge bald spot but thanks to the thickness of my hair, it looks almost completely normal...

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Jun 24

Hey... I'm in the same situation as you. I developed this disorder in 6th grade and I have been struggling ever since. My parents won't leave me alone, they actually follow me everywhere to make sure I'm not pulling my hair out. I have a huge bald spot... and I do it because I like the pain that comes from it. I like the burning sensation and the feel of the hair coming out of my hair. I know it's so wrong... but no one else gets it! I just don't know what to do... it's something that part of me wants to stop but then again I'm so addicted that I don't want to. I feel really alone and I can't tell any of my friends about it because I know they won't understand. I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel really insecure about my hair sometimes and I really really do want to try but I'm scared that I'll just relapse. I've tried hats and stuff like that but it doesn't work. I just don't know what to do anymore.

Jul 5

Hey Claire, I'm the same as you, I like the feel of when I pull out my hair and the pain that I get but it feels so right when I know it's wrong. None of us are alone. Xx

Jul 9

@AmyBiles Bro yeah thats the truth thank god but for me at least theres nobody around me in my environment that I know has the disorder and thats when I get the lonely feeling


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