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Please help me stop the insanity before I am bald - Kelly

Thu, May 8th 2008

I have been pulling my hair out since i was 12 years old and i am know 40. Every time i think it is going to stop and my hair starts to grow back it start all over again. I think it is even getting worse. I have also started digging at my scalp. I am sorry to hear there are not any medications to help control this. I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder when I was 21, does this have anything to do with it? I get so frustrated with myself.

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