Monday, January 29, 2007

Bad Case of Trichotillomania

I used to have a mild case of trichotillomania. If you are not familiar with this term, it is a disorder, which involves the pulling of hair. The hair can be from the scalp, eyelash, eyebrows or other parts of the body. I only pull hair from the aforementioned places. It may sound funny but believe me, it’s not. It’s a difficult habit to stop once you have started it.

I don’t know what made me start pulling my eyelashes when I was around 11 years old. Maybe I did it out of sheer boredom. I pull when I feel very bored and lazy to do anything else. There was also this feeling of satisfaction whenever I pulled out a hair with the root and all. It was an utterly bad habit and it still has not stopped.

If it were not eyelashes, then I’d be pulling out my eyebrows or hair. Once when I was playing with my hair, my mom got irritated and told me to stop touching my hair. I’d stop immediately as I did not want further nagging. But when everybody is out of sight, I’d start again.

Hmph. If only there was a magical cure. No matter how many times my guy told me to stop pulling my hair, I still would not stop. I do try, honestly, I tried. But I’m kind of addicted to this horrible habit.

If only there was a way to stop. I won’t pull when my hands are not near my head so I always try to keep my hands down. Sometimes without success, unfortunately. =(

Nevertheless, I'm normal like everybody else. I have a life too besides hair-pulling. I am unique. Like you.

Here is somewhere for you to hop to if you want to know more about this weird disorder:



pinksterz said...

i love pulling hair too. especially when i am reading. studying.

i never knew that.

Miss Positive said...

Haha! You mean you pull out your hair too? Yeah, if you do it regularly, then it can be considered a tricho case. Maybe a not so serious one. Don't touch your hair! =D

P.S. Females are more prone to this disorder.