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Daughter pulling out her eyelashes!!!

kellee Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Has anybody else had they're son/daughter start to pull out their eyelashes before??? My daughter is worried about our dog having to be put down and has started this,she has done it once before when she was worried about going to secondary school and stopped when she started there but is now doing it agin and i'm worried stupid that she will soon get bullied? she does this when shes asleep.
kellee Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
My neice used to do this, we never really knew why, she just seemed to grow out of it.
#2
I've tried everything from giving her a warm milky drink before bed to putting vaseline on her eyelashes to make them slippery but nothing works! i thought she'd stopped after the last time but now its all started again.I'm lost for ideas!!!
#3
as strange as it sounds i do this with my left eyebrow, always in the same place aswell, got a gap in now :( i'm 25 and still do it.
#4
how old is she? if quiet young u could try putting scratch/eczema mittens on her so she gets a bad grip..erm tricky one.
#5
Shes 12 years old.Shes been wearing cotton gloves to bed put they're always off by morning,she thinks she must take them off in her sleep?? I took her to see a psychiatrist before and she just wouldn't say why she was doing it.
nkje02- why do you do this with your eyebrow???
#6
My aunty used to do this as a kid, she used to hide them in a pile under a vase. she grew out of it as a teenager.
[mod]#7
Sensible and helpfull advice please - no trolling
banned#8
Probably best to go and see the quacks* rather than posting here to have the mickey taken on what's obviously a sensitive subject.

(* I noted what you'd said - but still think its the soundest way to tackle it)
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Its obviously an anxiety thing ( worrying about the dog ) is it imminent that the dog is going to be put to sleep and is there no other option to reassure her etc, in the mean time would her wearing one of those eye masks that people wear to bed help ?........hope you get it sorted soon hun , must be awful for you and her x
#10
Thankyou people.
#11
You must be so worried. Sounds to me like a comfort thing brought on by anxiety.
Agree with Guv, would have a word with a doctor.
Hope you get it sorted :)
#12
underthestairs
would she be able to sleep if she wore sunglasses to bed ?not ideal i know but may help until the anxiety issues have passed

or the eye patch things you get on a plane, can't remember what you call them now
#13
Try a sleep mask or maybe try attaching mittens to a pyjama top so she can't get her hands out?
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You sure she does it when she's asleep, and not just in bed? S'just, there's a compulsive disorder called trichotillomania which she might be suffering from. People can suffer from it to varying degrees and it isn't always an especially conscious action, but I've never heard of it happening during someone's sleep. That's not to say it doesn't happen, mind you. I'm just thinking, maybe she's struggling to sleep at night, and the eyelash plucking has become like a fidget of hers as she lies feeling bored.
#15
I have no advice but i hope you find a solution soon
#16
My daughter used do pull her hair out (not from the top, underneath) but didnt realise she was doing it, it was only when i pointed out that she was getting a bald patch (could see when she had her hair up) that she stopped, luckily her hair grew back. She was about the same age.
#17
kellee
Shes 12 years old.Shes been wearing cotton gloves to bed put they're always off by morning,she thinks she must take them off in her sleep?? I took her to see a psychiatrist before and she just wouldn't say why she was doing it.
nkje02- why do you do this with your eyebrow???
I do it when i'm worried or stressed and to be honest most of the time i dont even know im doing it :(
#18
Rhianne
... try attaching mittens to a pyjama top so she can't get her hands out?


Try this ^ just sew them on the ends of her pjs... good luck
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I think you should take her to the doctors and see what they have to say and keep an eye on her. It's called trichotillimania which is compulsive hair pulling. I did it when I was really young and pulled out so much that I had a bald spot but the shock of that stopped me straight away which I have been told since is very rare. I have gone on to suffer from other obsessive compulsives disorders but the earlier things are found the less chance of them getting deep rooted. Hope she's fine and it passes x
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Also getting into the habit of no tv for about 30 mins before bed and maybe doing relaxation with her. If you can calm her mind down it should help. Deep muscular relaxation is quick and effective and all it involves is deep breathing and tensing and relaxing x
#21
I really sympathise with you OP. My dog just turned 13 and my son 12. We have had a few close calls with our dog and her ailing health and my son just went to pieces as they have both grown up together.

I dont think anyone can truly understand the bond between children and their pets - unless they have both. Its truly heartbreaking to prepare your children for something like this.

Some good advice given in this thread - dont have any to give you personally, as struggling a little myself with preparing my son.

All the best :)

Edited By: bossyboots on Feb 03, 2011 00:38

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