Joined: Oct 09, 2002 Posts: 1 Location: South Carolina x
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:39 pm Post subject: new one here
okay not sure where to start. i am 31, been pulling since i was 12, off and on. i started a year and half ago, i went into full blown attack and can´t stop. i need a buddy to talk to. i feel i am so alone in this. i suffer from other stuff too that makes it hard. ADD, Chronic Anxiety Disorder,Mood Disorder,Fibromyalgia( i think i have this, i am getting more testes done soon), and depression i have most of my life. i do not work , i have a very supportive husband. i am also very obese, where i can not work from my weight and the chronic pain i have sometimes during the week. okay i am way off topic. ADD kicked in. all i know is OCD sucks and i feel i will never get over this.
Joined: Jan 01, 2003 Posts: 310 Location: scotland x
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:56 pm Post subject: new one here
Welcome to the site hun! Hey you got some collection of troubles hun and to be honest I dont think there is a better site around than this one to help you over come them and get your life back!!
I just really hope that you dont put yourself down with the disorders that you have. Its hardly your fault hun and doesn´t mean that not your one fabulous lady!
I´m certain you know more about these troubles than I do so I wont waste your time tying to give you advice. And its great that you are getting tests done, cause this says that you are confronting your problems which is exactly the right thing to be doing. It does take courage and by the sounds of it you got loads!
The disorders may remain in your life for a long time even maybe forever...who really knows. What is important is that they are not allowed to control your life and inhibit the quality of life you lead.
The important thing is focusing on things you have control over. Like focusing on the moment and not on past events and ´what if´s´ in the future. Deal with issues that are in your control to deal with and not focus on things you cant change. etc etc. I´m sure your aware of this already. Its all about getting control back.
Were all the same boat even tho our probs may manifest differently in each of us. We are all striving for the same things and all supporting each other. You´re gonna be a great asset here Roslyn, I just know you will be.
Seeya soon hun!
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Joined: Mar 07, 2003 Posts: 1239 Location: Glasgow, Scotland x
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:57 pm Post subject: new one here
Welcome to the site Dear!
You will fit in great here dear!
I also have really bad anxiety disorder, Panic attacks and all that. I am 18 and have had trichotillomania since i was 5 or 6, a scalp puller.So anytime u need to talk About either i am the master of them both lol! Take it easy.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:38 pm Post subject: new one here
Welcome to the site! I´m sure you will find a lot of support and friendship here - I am so sorry you having a bad time with the pulling and everything else at the moment. I recognise a lot in what you describe - I am 28, also started pulling in my teens, and struggle with depression, obsessional thoughts and attention problems, as well as worries about my weight. Like you I have a wonderful husband who gives me a lot of help, but I generally find it hard to talk to people . . . . that´s why this site is so brilliant because there are people who understand, and socialising is so much less stressful online . . .
You made me smile when you said ADD was taking you off topic - it happens to me all the time!!
As Jamie says, it may be that we have these disorders all our lives, but it is possible to learn how to manage them better, so we can enjoy our lives more. You have made an important first step in joining this community - well done! - and I hope things will get a lot better for you soon.
Joined: Sep 16, 2003 Posts: 539 Location: United States---Michigan x
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:51 pm Post subject: new one here
You sure did come to the right place!!!! It has been an amazing help to me...everyone is so supporive and understanding. I am 30 years old and have been a scalp puller for over 20 years. I have been coming here for about a month now, and It has been so wonderful having someone to talk to who , at least somewhat, understands how you are feeling. I am here often, and I look forward to chatting with you.
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Joined: Aug 28, 2002 Posts: 590 Location: California x
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:07 pm Post subject: new one here
Not much to add, but it´s true that many of us struggle with the same things. There is a new OCD site run by the same woman who runs this trichotillomania site, you should check that out, too (look on the left side of this page for a link)
Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Posts: 91 Location: Hampshire, UK x
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:04 pm Post subject: new one here
Hello, Roslyn (that is such a pretty name!)
Welcome to the trichotillomania site. My name is Michelle, i´m 21 and from South England. I´ve been pulling my eyebrows, eyelashes and pubic hair since i was 15 and didn´t find out that i had an actual disorder, with a name, til about 6 months ago. I started research immediately, to try to find a way out of this, and i think that i may have found it in this website. It truly helps to talk to people who have the same disorder as you do, and u lose some of the shame and despair that comes with it. The people here are so supportive and lovely in their natures (which i have found to be true to trichotillomania sufferers) and they know humility and have worked through it to still live their lives. I hope that u keep coming back to this site and hope to chat to u in the chatroom soon. Lots of love, Michellexx _________________ Sensitive Soul
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:05 pm Post subject: new one here
my name is kaycee. i have been pulling since i was 11. i am very shy and seem to hide behind my glases.this is my first time on this sight and my fist time talking with someone about this until now i thought i was the only one. i have good friends and a good job but dont want to talk to them about this. i want to talk with someone with this problem and try to better understand it. e mail me if you want. .
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