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December 17, 2014

Dear 101spots, Thank you for your post & for having the courage to tell your story or rather "nightmare." I just found this site and I can relate with what you said about it being a blessing and a curse. I didn't even know this was an actual disorder, I just thought I must be incredibly messed up inside, suffering from extreme OCD(not diagnosed), I'm a freak with a shameful secret. Until today , I've never had the courage to admit to myself much less anyone else, that what I'm doing is effecting EVERY aspect of my life! I mainly am obsessed with plucking hair and picking at my face & hairline. It so disgusting to look in the mirror. I've pretty much plucked/tweezed one whole eyebrow gone, the other eyebrow is a single line of hairs so I have to draw in with makeup my eyebrows- trying to look normal, before I will even open my door to go get my mail! All of my eyelashes are gone! Now I have given myself painful,ugly ingrown hairs all over my face, neck, hairline! Geez..... WTF? What's happening to me? Why do I continue to "Pick" when I know that I hate the results that it gives me? I'm trying so hard to not get totally overwhelmed by all of this & not succumb to the depression - . At 25, I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD, I have suffered from Depression since my teens, I have KP ( Keratosis Pilaris) red bumps on my arms & legs, I went through 7 surgeries due to Endometriosis, I then battled an Addiction/Dependence to Pain Medications for many,many brutal years and now I have another disorder to face?!? Really? On Dec.2,2014, I celebrated my 2 year anniversary of being clean and solber from drugs!!! :). YEAH! I thought to myself, "this is it, I finally have my crap together, I beat this addiction & now I can have the life I always wanted." Oops, not so fast- - Now I have this obsession with plucking every hair even the light little hairs that I call "peach fuzz", must come out! It's getting pretty damn hard to find my "silver-lining" these days! So I can totally relate to how this disorder can control your life in every way.
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December 30, 2014

Hello..I am an Iranian whether the site is an Iranian, I can speak with her?
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January 28, 2015

Thank you 10spots for sharing your story. I just joined this community and I too have finally come to admit that I have a disorder. I support you! I hope that we can all recover together.