Finally ready to get help
I've suffered with Trichotillomania for around 20 years. It started in my teens and has very gradually got worse.
I also suffer with anxiety and depression, which I've had for longer than the trichotillomania.
The hair pulling got worse when the first lockdown started last year.
My hair is thinning in places and feeling coarse, which hasn't helped the hair pulling. I don't even realise I'm doing it sometimes.
It's been really hard to admit that I have a problem. My husband is the only one that knows that it's an addiction. I haven't been able to admit it to anyone else/ tell anyone else about it yet. But this needs to change!
I've tried using a fidget cube, wearing a hair band on my wrist, wearing bandana's etc but all were short lived.
I had a breakdown in 2018 and I had counselling and CBT for that so thinking of seeing if the same counsellors can help me with this.