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1291271 tn?1275496972
04/10
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1291271 tn?1275496972
04/10
I'm not sure if anything I wrote to you will help plus I just needed someone to talk to about it since I don't talk to anyone about it because they make fun anyways.   I realize that shaving your head won't work since your a woman but I feel for you deeply in this subject.  When I learned about it it was a one in every 250,000 or so people would have this but I think it may be more common than that.  Anyways if you ever want to talk again about it feel free to contact me and I'll try to help in any way I can.
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1291271 tn?1275496972
04/10
Always the same spots.  If I let my hair get longer than I'd say an inch or two I get these sore spots and pull the hair out and it takes just about a years to get the hair back because I have to shave it all off right down to the wood.
I don't do it as much since I've learned what some things I can do to help myself.  I just keep my hair really short.
Also I was on a medication for depression which also works with OCD called Effexor XR.  You can talk to your doctor about that.  I don't take the meds anymore because I think I'll always have this issue but it's just learning the different things you can do yourself.
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1291271 tn?1275496972
04/10
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1291271 tn?1275496972
04/10
You know as well as I do that it is nearly impossible not to do it because you are basically in a trance and are not always aware that your doing it until it is all over and you feel a sense of relief.  Which is why we that do it do it in the first place.  It's alot like smoking, you need that feeling of anxiety to go away.
I noticed something about my hair pulling and wonder if you get the same...  I only pull out the same spots.  They are sore spots kind of like pimples or ingrown hairs.
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1291271 tn?1275496972
04/10
I've had Trich since I was 8 or 9 years old.  I pulled out the hair on the crown of my head, as well as the front.  I used to have thick wavy beautiful hair, but it's different now.  I have cowlicks like mad because I was always trying to cover the bald spots up.  I got teased alot in school and it affected me on a very deep level.  I can tell you what I know that I've learned from a couple of doctors.  1) You know it's an OCD. 2) They told me I picked it up likely from something I've seen that stressed me out to the max. 3) They told me it was me that would have to stop myself by taping two fingers together or just stop playing with my hair.
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