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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
  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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