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pulling my eyelashes out.. - December 9th 2009, 02:20 AM

this may seem like a really silly thing but I am addicted to pulling my eyelashes out. :/

I do it mostly out of boredom but I can't stop.
I have hardly any eyelashes left now

Hav anyone else had this??
or am I the only one lol

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Re: pulling my eyelashes out.. - December 9th 2009, 02:54 AM

My girlfriend used to do this. She said it was just a habit like someone biting their nails.

Find something to do with your hands when you are bored such as a little puzzle game or silly putty. That might help you break the habit. That is how I quit biting my nails a while back.

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Re: pulling my eyelashes out.. - December 9th 2009, 06:44 AM

It's called trichotillomania. I'm sure you can find some resolutions if you look it up.

I don't have that, but I am addicted to my eyebrows. Sometimes I'll pull out an eyelash, but most of the time I'm just searching for an unwanted hair on my eyebrows.
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Re: pulling my eyelashes out.. - December 9th 2009, 07:21 AM

it is trich I've got it and have had it since I was 14months old. its not as easy as just stopping if your that desperate you could try CBT (cognitive Behavural Threapy) but its nit garunted to work

If you've stopped cutting it could be a new way of coing because I'm sorry to say a form of self harm :\

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Re: pulling my eyelashes out.. - December 9th 2009, 04:28 PM

I do this a lot to, I try not to get to carried away and just pull loose ones.
As I always have it with me I play with the spiny disk bit on my iPod if i have the urge to but I know I shouldn't do it. Or on the off chance I don't I play with my phone, just like people have said, its best to keep your hands busy.


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Re: pulling my eyelashes out.. - December 9th 2009, 04:31 PM

Yeah I do it all the time. I've stopped doing it so much now ever since I ended up with a huge gap in my lashes.

If I feel like doing it now I usually just twiddle my fingers or clench and unclench my hands as I find I mainly do it just for something for my hands to do.

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