Posted 13 hours ago

I do not agree with merging all BFRB's together.

trichjournal:

Although I want awareness and help for all, I really dislike how TLC are turning into ‘BFRB’s Organisation’. They appear to be rebranding on all social media and also rebranding their products/awareness info. (Though they still work under Trich.org and call their conferences TLC).

In my opinion,…

Respectfully disagree. TLC has the infrastructure to represent bfrds of all types. It would take years to build that exposure from scratch.

I’ll take confusion over ignorance.

Posted 5 days ago

The abilify has been working wonders in the hair pulling department, but I’m still so exhausted all the time. 

Doctors always say it’s meds or the depression. I’d like to go a day where I don’t feel (and am not able to) sleeping for 14 hours straight just to be rested.

One of my good friends suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - I’m just lucky that for all my energy troubles at least I don’t have to go through the nightmare that he does. 

Posted 5 days ago
I always regret it in the morning.
Anonymous asked

hairtoday-gonetomorrow:

Hey Anon,

It’s not something you need to regret as you didn’t willingly or freely choose to do it in the first place. It’s not your fault and you shouldn’t have to feel any guilt or shame for something you can’t help; I know that’s a lot easier said than done, but sometimes it’s just good to hear.

Hope you’re well <3

Posted 6 days ago

Mindfulness

skincrimes:

About 20 minutes ago I was on the phone with a friend complaining about different things: relationships, work, my apartment, money… And she interrupted me basically to stay snap out of it… And for the first time ever.. It actually worked.

Almost instantly I was brought back to the moment in…

Posted 6 days ago

Sometimes I’m painfully aware of the fact that my illnesses have allowed me to alienate myself from others.

From family.

From friends. I’ve lost more than a few friends because I’ve shut them out, or stopped going to invites, or just plain stopped being interesting enough

I’ve lost a lot of opportunities to live the life I’ve wanted, either out of fear, or just plain inability to function and think correctly.

Sometimes I see my friends having meaningful relationships - being goofy with other friends, living in apartments and going through their 20s together in wacky adventures like some trite television show and I can’t help but wonder what is so wrong with me that I have to be so lonely. But it’s not just loneliness - it’s the want to want to be involved. I feel so dead and zombie-like, I don’t feel anything at all. And that doesn’t make for good jokey-times or deep introspective conversations.

I’m happy for my friends that have meaningful friendships and romantic relationships. My best friend is married, and they’re living a great life together. But sometimes I wish I had somebody who I could go out with on a Saturday night. Or have goofy in-jokes with. Or who I could just be myself around, even if being myself means being quiet and sitting quietly. I’m so, so happy for the people in my life who have people they can joke with and laugh with and love life with and cry with, but I just can’t seem to make those connections from my end.

And I just don’t know where I went wrong. 

This is the kind of stuff that keeps me awake at night, and makes me really start to pull.

Posted 1 week ago

when my hair grows long enough, I will dye it red

and then I’ll be unstoppable!

Posted 1 week ago
epicthingz:

tastefullyoffensive:

Well, this ad is never going to work. [x]

fact: I read the entire ad hoping that at some point it was going to mention squirrels.

epicthingz:

tastefullyoffensive:

Well, this ad is never going to work. [x]

fact: I read the entire ad hoping that at some point it was going to mention squirrels.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Proof of hair filling in and, yes, GROWING!

Posted 1 month ago

A Jacob Marley Moment

Had sugar AND caffeine today, and now I’m pulling. 

Take heed, followers, that trichotillomania can be exacerbated by our diets. I know that sugar and caffeine are both triggers, and every time I think I’ll be fine even though I always end up pulling.

I was wrong! Don’t be like me! Know your dietary hotspots and keep them in moderation. 

Now I gotta go find my cat hat. 

Posted 1 month ago

angelahartlin:

I got my tlcbfrb intouch Newsletter in the mail today and while flipping through, I come face-to-face with myself on an entire page! It’s to advertise the BFRB Precision Medicine Initiative (BPM) which is the largest BFRB treatment-based initiative ever run! I’ve heard details about this that includes involvement from NIMH, DNA testing, imaging studies, and involvement of reputable Universities across the USA!

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With TLC focusing on a new approach to the skin picking community, you’ll see just what we, the Skin Picking Task Force (responsible for the recent survey distributed throughout the community), found out from your answers! Follow TLC’s blog for the findings, to be released next week.

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