Would you have Trichotillomania when you have Bipolar disorder?
Summary: Trichotillomania is reported only by a few people with Bipolar disorder.
We study 5 people who have Trichotillomania and Bipolar disorder from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.
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Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Abilify, Lamotrigine, Depakote. (latest reports from 46,801 Bipolar Disorder patients)
Trichotillomania (the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one's own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, acne, stress and anxiety, hepatitis c. (latest reports from 275 Trichotillomania patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 5 people who have bipolar disorder and Trichotillomania are studied.
Gender of people who have bipolar disorder and experienced Trichotillomania * :
Age of people who have bipolar disorder and experienced Trichotillomania * :
Severity of the symptom * :
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Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (2 people, 40.00%)
- Depression (2 people, 40.00%)
- Anxiety (2 people, 40.00%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Seroquel (3 people, 60.00%)
- Paxil (1 people, 20.00%)
- Depakote (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- Suboxone treatment may have caused my trichotillomania
It's a long story of how I became addicted to opiates after 15+ years of chronic pain, but I decided to give up pain killers and try suboxone/subutex treatment. Shortly thereafter, I began pulling hair. First from my head, then when the bald spots became too obvious I started pulling from all over. It seemed to be triggered by stress or anxiety but not always. I did not make an association until recently, when I finally stopped the suboxone. It was two weeks of miserable withdrawal, much worse than from pain killers themselves, but I am finally out of the haze I'd be in all of that time, and I have no urge to pull hair whatsoever. I don't know how often the association of suboxone use and trichotillomania has been examined, but I wanted to share my experience in case anyone else is in a similar situation. Also, if you are considering starting suboxone treatment, don't. Withdrawal from opiates will lead to a few pretty rough days, but that's nothing compared to what you'll go through during suboxone withdrawal.
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