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Old 11-07-2019, 12:16 AM   #1
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I have been picking and pulling since I was 10. I'm 30 now. I didnt know it was labeled something until 6 years ago. I have tried all the tricks short of shaving my head. Luckily at this time I have no bald patches, just spots of thinning. I am diagnosed with Bipolar 2 and working with medication changes. I dont want those thinning spots to turn into bald spots. Any suggestions other than gloves or head coverings?
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I'm sorry this has been such a struggle for you. I don't really have any particular suggestions I can offer. (Hopefully there will be other PC members who will.) However here are links to 4 articles, from Psych Central's archives, on the subject of trichotillomania:

An Unconventional Take on Trichotillomania

My Life with Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)

What's the Best Treatment for Hair-Pulling Disorder?

Cause And Treatment Of Trichotillomania

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I have been picking and pulling since I was 10. I'm 30 now. I didnt know it was labeled something until 6 years ago. I have tried all the tricks short of shaving my head. Luckily at this time I have no bald patches, just spots of thinning. I am diagnosed with Bipolar 2 and working with medication changes. I dont want those thinning spots to turn into bald spots. Any suggestions other than gloves or head coverings?
I understand. I pull mine. I finally cut my hair enough that I can't pull anymore.
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Right now I have my long hair. I did do an undercut so I had a shaved head in the back. It helped with pulling hair in that location but I just switched llto a new spot. I did purchase a fidget ring to wear and that has been helping.
I always felt so alone with my hair pulling. It makes me feel better that is more common than I originally thought.
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Right now I have my long hair. I did do an undercut so I had a shaved head in the back. It helped with pulling hair in that location but I just switched llto a new spot. I did purchase a fidget ring to wear and that has been helping.
I always felt so alone with my hair pulling. It makes me feel better that is more common than I originally thought.
You are not alone.
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