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Neomie

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  • Great comment, Amy. I understand that feeling about pulling out what you're feeling. It is a very hard process to recover from and a difficult cycle to break. My approach nowadays is not to try to pull out my feelings but instead to notice them, …
  • How are you doing now, Ronnie? We are all thinking of you and believe in your ability to overcome the pulling. Love and pull freedom Neo
  • Hi everyone You're definitely far from alone. This condition is far more prevalent than you might imagine. We have over five thousand members of the entire Trichotillomania Support organisation. Lucy, well done for your huge improvement. You're…
  • Welcome Vixey1, It is good to meet you. I personally freeze my tweezers in a plastic cup of water, then I have to think carefully about using them. As for using your fingers, I think band-aids on your thumbs would really help you. You can do it.…
  • Teanak8, I am so terribly sorry to hear of yur terrible ordeal. Although I have tried to save someone from suicide without success, I wasn't with them at the time and they weren't this close to me. You must be absolutely devastated and please just…
  • I completely get what you mean about itching. Cortisol, the stress hormone, can be experienced by some as an itch and that itch used to drive me crazy! There is also what is known as the itch/scratch phenomena, which basically says if you don't ag…
  • Oh my word, I had the weekend from HELL. Saturday I woke up with pain at 10 on the painscale and was violently ill. Shaking, hot and cold, pain everywhere. Completely unable to walk or wash. Thankfully feeling a lot better today but I absolutely…
  • How are you doing now, Sassci? I understand the dryness and irritation - for me coconut oil really helps. As for the release from the build up of anxiety, that was a great description. Exercise offers this also and so do simple tasks like crackin…
  • Hi Manicpanicchick I completely understand what you are saying about getting so excited when you find a big root. Even after 15 years pull free, my mouth still waters at the thought of that juicy root. I have found alfafa sprouts really help with…
  • Thinking of you, Carla. I am sure you can have a better day tomorrow - fresh start, huh?
  • Oh Philomena, my heart really goes out to you. It is so easy to associate and sympathise with your experience. Childhood should not be ruined by that kind of experience. I know people will really get where you are coming from. Keep talking and …
  • Hi Max, ffflover, CJS, Aisha and Carls, Thank you for posting and welcome to the website. Your support is so much appreciated. I can't tell you how great it is to see you guys. Carls, I hope the CBT goes well but would just point out that even t…
  • Thanks Abs. Really appreciate your presence and your help. Stick around as we're going to be offering rewards to keep you motivated
  • Hi Treyros Thanks so much for posting - I really understand what you're going through. Watching someone you love go through this must be quite distressing. I have a FREE ebook about skin picking, which you can download coaching.care/crystals/inde…
  • trichotillomania.co.uk We're here to help and I hope someone else will be along soon to empathise. As a matter of interest, do you pull from your beard too?
  • Hey BamBam I'm the lead coach at trichotillomania.co.uk and I saw this just now. I do understand your situation and I can't emphasise strongly enough how important it is to stop NOW, not when your relationship is sorted out. Nevertheless I would …
  • That makes a lot of sense, Memo. It can seem as though you are compelled to behave in this way, and for me, those two hours would pass in something of a trance ... it felt like it just happened. When I speak to parents of young children who hairpu…
  • That is an excellent question, Max thanks for posting it. With trichotillomania, there is generally over-reactivity in the emotional brain systems. This leads to intense feelings, which some experience as anxiety or even depression. When the chemi…
  • I have plenty of advice, Elinor, and thanks for posting. I am not sure you will like the advice but it is purely to push on. This week I have managed to write five worksheets, even though my diary is jam packed full. If you have a friend who is a…
  • I thought I would start this thread today because I feel like I am on a massive growth spurt. I am conscious that due to just how complicated everything is and how interwoven, there is potential to set myself up to fail. Hoping I can stay on top o…