Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Strange Addiction

TLC's "My Strange Addiction" is as show that features people with very out there addictions (drinking laundry soap, eating chalk.. ect.). Their show which is on Wednesdays at 9/8c will feature Trichotillomania on 1/12/11. The woman in the show is a hair puller who eats the follicles from the hair she pulls out. I plan to definitely watch this and put up a review. I am very apprehensive and nervous about this episode, to be honest. I don't want Trich to be shown as a weird or strange thing, and I really hope TLC uses this opportunity to give information about this disorder, not poke fun at it. I am honestly also really nervous that people I know may see it and think of me, especially if the show does turn out to be just poking fun at the disorder. The last thing any Trich sufferers need is people finding out they have it in the wrong way. I want people to be correctly informed, not made to think that it's a joke. I also don't like that it is being referred to as an "addiction". Trichotillomania is a disorder. Ah well, we shall see I guess. If any of you watch this PLEASE send me your feedback so I can include it in my blog post! Anyway, I am currently almost two days pull free, except for one lash. I have been picking at them a lot, but I'm trying hard to stop and keep myself busy. This will be another short one, I've had a headache for the past few days so writing is tough. Longer posts ahead!



  1. hey! i watched it! with a friend who has nooo idea of my trich. im 17, girl, in high school. i've never meet anyone else with it. im not new.. 6 yrs give or take. im staying positive tho! contact me


  2. Hi Lindsey, I'm glad you're staying positive!
    I will send you an e-mail.

    Thanks for reading!

    A Trichy Life