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  1. Hello There! Great question. I'm diagnosed with bipolar and OCD as reference. I was a hair puller (trich) for about 10 years, but that seems to have subsided. I, too, cycle through different things to obsess about. I went through a crocheting phase last year and had to buy buy buy yarn until my basement looked like Hobby Lobby. I finally organized this hoard and it took up 2 enormous outside trash cans (like Rubbermaid with the lidsl). I HAD to have every single color of yarn imaginable. It was incredibly difficult to drive by any craft type store without buying more. I'm over that phase now. . . anyone need any yarn? tee hee hee. I've also collected nail polish, umbrellas, coats, sunglasses, oh and Kleenex boxes (I think there is a pic of that in my photos here) My current obsession is not collecting, but locking up houses. I'm a realtor and have to check every single lock at least 3 times (windows included) before I can leave. Then, after I get home, I find myself in a dead panic about the house and often go back to check again. I'm just never satisfied that it is locked up properly. Thanks for bringing up this topic. I'm interested in hearing what others obsess about!
  2. Speaking of legalities . . . add an 18 and over only button. I don't want to be held responsible for something I say that could be offensive to a minor. K
  3. Over moderated. How many mods do you need if there are about 10 - 14 people in a room, max? If we need that many mods, we need more people. K
  4. I have battled trich for 22 years. I have one certain spot on the crown of my head that I just want to pick at. . . I look for the coarse, curly hairs and want them OUT!! In my case, my trich just seems to come and go. I do believe that anti-anxiety meds have helped somewhat, but not completely fixed it. I wish you luck and hope that you get some relief!!! K_
  5. get the fuck off if you don't like my post. sensitive cunt Whoa!! No need to fuck with Luna, or call Anna a c***. Kindergarten shit. Grow up.
  6. Oh man, meg, this sucks shit. I have personally never run into anything like this with the exception of when I was drinking heavily. This was before I was diagnosed. I did end up buying a spiral notebook and logging my time. 8:00 am, took dogs for a walk, 10:00 am, talked with my Mom, she said "blah blah blah", 1:00 pm, did my expense report, 4 pm. wrote a check out to so and so. I realize this is in no way comparable to your situation at all. I will say that keeping a log of my time helped me recollect things. Sorry you are going through this shit storm. KK
  7. Hi All, I thought I'd report back to this thread. My trich did come back, but not nearly as bad as earlier. I have found that keeping my hands busy is helping tremendously. I took up crochet. . . something about playing with the string/thread keeps me from wanting to pluck. I still do find coarse hairs and pull them out while in the car and have not found a solution for that one. I would agree that it is stress induced. Keep trying everyone! K
  8. You are definitely not alone. I have trich and pull my hair out by the roots. This has been going on for 20 years. I was diagnosed 3 years ago, and the medication seems to help, but not completely stop it. Picking cuticles. . . I did that for at least 10 years, and then *poof* it just stoped. I don't have an answer for you but wish I did. Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone. K
  9. Hi Oranges, I can kind of relate. My spending comes in fits and spurts. I save up my fun money, and then blow it all in one fell swoop (usually in one day). Then after I blow all of it, I hoard fun money for a couple of months, then boom!!! Time to blow it again. I have been in this cycle for years. I have yet to spend myself into a jam, but I know I should be saving more than I am.
  10. Hey I hope you enjoy it here, social. CB (especially chat for me) helps me tremendously!
  11. Hi All, I've had a bout with trich my entire adult life. I really thought it was gone until my last manic episode. For reference, my trich started when I was 18. I battled with it until I was 34, and then it just magically disappeared. I knew that was too good to be true. I'm 38 now, and I'm afraid it's back, in a big way. Has anyone had a similar experience? Any thoughts on how to curtail it? Thanks, K
  12. I love all kinds of nail polish and change about 1X/week. Currently, I'm addicted to Shellac. I do it at home. It stays on my fingers for 2 weeks, and toes for well over a month. Here is my current mani that will be getting changed out Sunday.
  13. I get this quite a bit too. Sometimes I fall asleep (and usually, I'm woo hoo for sleep!!), and then I find I'm kicked out for a few tries.
  14. I am on Lexapro and too feel that I have a lot of apathy, compared to prior to my BPII diagnosis. For me, I just have to absolutely force myself to get out of bed and off of the couch. I've found that if I can just get up and going, I've got a good shot of having a productive day.
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