New to group/eyelash & eyebrows - How to stop?
Hi everyone! I am new to this group. I am an avid eyebrow/eyelash puller every day since I was 7 years old. I am now 25. I have denied having TTM for so long until last year when something just clicked. I just got so tired of having to hide under makeup, having swollen, puffy eyes from pulling, and just having the emotional toll of pulling. The act is so defeating- every time I pull, I feel so guilty. I too have "controlled" pull sessions with tweezers. I have tried to stop countless times, I have talked to a psychotherapist, and tried NAC. These attempts have helped slightly, but eventually I give up and just go right back into my pulling routine. I wonder everyday if this is how I will be for life. I recently moved in with my boyfriend and I am finding it hard to keep this secret from him. What will he say/do when he finds out I have no eyelashes or eyebrows?
I decided to join this group because I no longer want to hide. I want to face this disease for what it is and hopefully cure myself- and others! I would love to know what has helped those who have stopped or only have small relapses. I am grateful for everyone's support and I am so happy to have found a TTM community. I hope we can all get through this together.