I started trichotillomainia in grade 1. I am now 55.
Only once in my life since the disease have I stopped trichotillomania for 2 years. It was when my children were small and I refused to have pets for about 4 years. Then it went into remission.
Recently had a friend with demodex skin mites. Read it can cause itchiness, and people with pets have more of these mites. I wondered if the demodex mites might be partly responsible. Since Borax kills demodex mites, I started putting borax paste (mule Borax with enough water to wet) on head hair where I pulled, rubbing the gritty mixture in scalp. Have only been doing it for past 2 days, but noticed 90 percent relief in urge to pull hair.
This may only be a placebo effect, but I find it encouraging, where nothing worked me in decades.
I hope this may be of help to other who suffer from TTM
Best of wishes in life,
Doreen, a long time TTM sufferer.