Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17895
| Posted 8/12/2017 10:48 AM (GMT -6)
I've been on this forum for 12 years, hundreds of members have come on and listed all their symptoms, but never have I heard this. I googled fibro and trichotillomania and put mayo and nih after it and nothing came up with those two things together. There are some things that sound so true on the Internet but aren't true. I use sites like the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, National Instatutes of Health, etc.. when searching out things. You will get accurate info that way.
I know it can be a problem but i don't t think it is caused by fibro. Now, if you suffer from a lot of anxiety, you might display this but fibro isn't causing this. So much is blamed on fibro. Fibro affects the muscles, tendons and ligaments and can cause cognitive memory problems. Doctors think it's a neurological problem.
I sat next to a girl in sixth grade who pulled out her eyelashes. One of my childrens' friends pulled out hair in a certain area. This child got in control of this and she is married, has children of her own, and doesn't pull her hair out anymore.
So I believe this is more an anxiety, OCD issue. Here is a link by the Mayo Clinic that lists symptoms and causes. You will see that fibro isn't listed...or anything like Fibro.
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 8/12/2017 9:59:02 AM (GMT-6)