Can I join this thread? I'm a hair puller. I have trichotillomania. I've pulled out my hair since I was a little kid. I have really straight, fine hair; but lots of it, thank God! But when the hairs I've pulled grow back in, they come in kinky. So I always look for those hairs, run them through my fingers and then pull them out. I've been very selective; no-one really knows, but it's pretty constant. My hair is definitely thinner, and scraggly where it grows back. I, too, worry about my dd, who is 3.5. I see her running her hands through her hair when I do...sometimes that's the only reason I know I'm actually doing it!
I also pick my lips, often till they bleed, in the winter only.
I'm on Celexa for generalized anxiety disorder...just finally decided to try medication. Apparently, it can help OCD issues, so potentially tric; but only at much higher doses. Not sure if I want to go that route. I'm going to try to explore the sugar connection. Gotta get a grip for my daughter (I hope someday I can do it for myself, but so far that's never been enough).
I have also struggled with bulimia since age 15, though have not purged in over 4 years!!
I am left-handed.