Beckie talks openly for the first time about Trichotillomania.
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The views no longer show under the video, but you can view if you click "view stats". If not, I can see them in analytics and it's showing as 2million views. Wow guys! Thats incredible! Thankyou.
Trichotillomania is classified as an impulse control disorder whereby the person has compulsive urges to pull out their own hair. (Trichotillomania can have both a physical and emotional impact.)
Since this video, the hair loss has increased dramatically.
The majority of the video was recorded on the 16th of May 2009. At the time I was 16. People tend to forget that this video is from years ago. This does not reflect my current Trichotillomania. It's worsened over the years.
This is purely from my own experiences of Trich without the knowledge that I know today. Very little research. I'm talking without aid and on my own. Oh to have had hindsight!
Where am I now? Last updated June 2014.
- After this video I went bald about 6 times before I was 20.
-I am 23.
-At 23 I had to go bald again.
- I have now taken several types of medication - failed to help me.
- I find tying my hands to tables etc - stops pulling (but not the urges).
- Felt/feel embarrassed in relationships and at work.
- I now have permanent damage and my hair is growing different colours and speeds now.
- I now have several wigs, blonde like above, ginger, brunette and curly brunette.
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