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Hello, my name is Annabe and I have been picking my lips as long as I can remember. I am 19 years old and I also have trichotillomania. Recently I also started hitting myself, not very often but it gives great relief and the result is less obvious to the outside world (yes I now it is a very very bad switch). The picking has gotten a lot better the last couple of years. The trichotillomania has only gotten more worse. Knowing that it might be hard to belief (or maybe not since some of you might know my situation) that I am a happy outgoing (for those who know me) person. I have always been picking my lips it's just know that I realized that I am not a freak, and that other people have it to. I am also a college student, and I am dealing with a lot of stress. I've always had stress for school but never up to the point that it really started to bother me. Now it is really becoming really bad and the trichotillomania and the picking and the hitting is getting worser. I am just looking for people who experience the same thing, I've read a lot about picking I haven't really read anything about hitting. Thanks for reading my post!