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  • Hi both, thanks for checking in. Makes me feel like I'm not alone. Lots has happened! We finally exchanged on the house after a bunch of faff over the last week and will move on 10th Dec. Excited but also stressed! I'm 34 weeks pregnant now an…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama November 26
  • I haven't posted in a while because I've been having a very difficult week. Luckily the ointment the GP gave me helped with the problem I was having. Got prescribed a weaker one as can only use it for a week. Haven't started that one yet as on top o…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama November 18
  • Got rid of the lash today. I've managed to ignore it more than enough. Was a conscious decision and rather than add more anxiety to my already full plate and risk a pulling spree I chose the lesser of two evils. Now going to try and not touch any la…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama November 12
  • On day 45 today and everything is crap. Been like that since last post. It's a miracle I haven't pulled but have now started obsessing with the lash I originally picked out weeks ago. Hubby thinks I might be developing a bit of pre-partum depress…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama November 11
  • Hi Neo, thanks for checking in. The hospital confirmed pregnancy is healthy and safe and sent me home. Hence I had to go see the GP for the actual problem. It's still bleeding (which was the cause of my panic) but pain is a lot more manageable. Hope…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama November 9
  • Day 41 yesterday and I was in such agony. Finally got rid of that pesky brow as cleaned up a few and it was right there to make things tidy and don't regret it one bit. Haven't been obsessing since. Spent half a day in hospital yesterday as was w…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama November 8
  • I've had a messed up few days. Days 37 and 38 I once again really struggled with urges. Kept making excuses if I just got rid of the lash and brow that are bugging me so much it would be better. But from past experience I know that sooner or later I…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama November 6
  • Thanks Michelle, that's really good advice. Think I'm so far gone after pulling for 30 years that it feels like pulling is a messed up version of Nirvana and not pulling is a punishment because honestly I really miss the sensation of that perfect pa…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama November 2
  • Today is day 33 and I've made it past the first month mark! Day 31 and 32 went without any problems, I have been able to leave the brow hairs alone and even to reduce the skin picking habit that I frequently relied on in the beginning to not pull…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 30
  • Day 30 today and have been feeling hairs a lot more than usual, not just brows but lashes too. Guess that's the problem with regrowth, suddenly there are hairs to grab on and tease again. Had a nightmare last night about me pulling two hairs out and…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 27
  • Hey Joy, you're doing so well. Sometimes stuff happens that are outside of your control, like your friend visiting. It's nothing to beat yourself up over, it's important to nurture every aspect of our lives, that too helps with anxiety which in turn…
    in Bedtime!! Comment by Ama October 27
  • Hi Joy, thank you so much for your encouraging words. It really means the world to me. Would love a PF buddy! Days 27, 28 and today 29 have been rolling on without too much drama. I'm still touching my brows, but it's almost just to confirm they'…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 25
  • Hi Joy, just caught up with your thread. What a great idea and totally needed as don't think many pay attention to how important sleep is. So glad to see you're updating again, please keep us posted how you're getting on.
    in Bedtime!! Comment by Ama October 24
  • Day 26 almost over, was again easier in terms of urges but still keep feeling the hairs that I've chosen on both brows. Have gone back to read some more posts as it makes me stop touching them. Need more posts to read as sooner or later I'd have rea…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 23
  • Hi Neo, thank you for replying. Your post did me a world of good as I really needed to hear some words of encouragement. I can't go to a professional yet while I'm still waiting for regrowth, was a wonder I managed to go to an eye test few weeks bac…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 22
  • Day 22 and I was at my wits end with the effin eyebrow hair that I've now started to obsess about. It's poking right out and it looks mature in the mirror. I rarely look at hairs in the mirror but this one has been winding me up for ages now, it's a…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 20
  • Day 21 today which means I'm a few hours off 3 weeks PF! I know I should probably be jumping for joy but I feel so deflated. The house move troubles haven't gotten better and on top of it we're getting blamed for the breakdown when our EA told us…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 18
  • Day 18 was easier, probably because after a stressful week with chain falling apart and intense viewings we accepted an offer and fixed it. Have to do all we can to chase solicitors etc. now so we can complete ASAP. Fingers crossed! Day 19 yester…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 17
  • Day 16 yesterday was really hard, again couldn't stop going for the hairs but once again didn't pull. Really miss the pulling now, this is horrible. Day 17 today and one eyebrow from right side came loose. Didn't pull it luckily as didn't feel th…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 14
  • So I'm 14 days PF now and on day 15 today and really struggling. Got a shock yesterday when thinking we'll be moving in a matter of weeks that our buyers pulled out so have to start the whole thing over again and worried we will lose the house we…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 12
  • Thanks Michelle, this is what we used to do in the old forum, it made tremendous difference for me! So the weekend went off without a hitch (day 11, 12 & 13), came back yesterday royally shattered and when I woke up this morning first thing I…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 11
  • Hi and welcome! I've recently come back myself and get so happy when I see others are still around. First of all, well done for managing so long PF. That's the first step! I believe way back when Neo posted a long article about hair and regrowth, it…
  • Hi Michelle. Still PF since starting. :D Don't know how regrowth is looking as worried if I get too obsessive it will be tempting fate. Just trying to rack up the days and catch myself if I start falling back into old habits. Hope to be able to go m…
    in Old New Member Comment by Ama October 11
  • Hi Claudia. It does seem a bit quiet but I've recently come back and try and check in daily as recently started a PF thread after ages of pulling episodes. Glad yo hear you're doing sooooooo well and still going strong. It is amazing how you suddenl…
  • Day 10 almost over, will be away over the weekend for my daughter's 3rd bday, so wanted to post in case I don't get the chance later. Looking forward to it, mainly because when I'm away pulling isn't as much of an issue as I'm kept busy. It does hap…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 7
  • Day 8 was by far the most difficult so far. Decided yesterday I'll shape my brows (which are drawn with make-up 24/7) as there was lots of hair underneath. So started with the right one and wasn't happy as the make-up wasn't perfect and had to use i…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 6
  • Day 6 went well, had to catch myself a few times though, especially in the evening but got through it. Day 7, ONE WHOLE WEEK! Was again difficult and didn't want to post until I've gotten through it but happy to report I've now been a week PF! Ha…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 5
  • Wow, better than well I'd say, well done you! I've never made it so far probably 6 to 9 months at most and that's with a few blips included before something sends me ricocheting back. Keep up the good work! X
    in Old New Member Comment by Ama October 4
  • So I've generally been doing OK, apart from a thingie that happened on day 3, I scratched at my left brow with two fingers and think one came away...didn't even realise what had happened and couldn't find said hair afterwards so no idea what to do a…
    in PF Diary Comment by Ama October 2
  • Hi Gir, thank you for your encouraging words and support. How did it go for you, still going strong? X
    in Old New Member Comment by Ama October 2