when i was 13, i began shaving the sides of my face. this is the biggest regret i have, and i must still deal with it every day. the hair eventually began spreading down to my chin and neck. i was completely horrified and too embarrassed to even bring it up with anyone, even a medical professional. hairs began growing around my nipples, upper lip, abdomen and lower stomach area. my arm hair is becoming more dense. now that chest hair is sprouting, i’m not sure that i can handle much more of this.
i wax and pluck my chin/neck weekly, but it doesn’t seem to be doing much good anymore and i can’t bring myself to start shaving that area as well.
i can’t deal with this any longer. i often look in the mirror and cry. i haven’t let anyone touch my face and haven’t worn my hair up in nine years. i dread walking outdoors, but can muster up the strength and courage to do so with my boyfriend by my side. i’ve always hidden the fact that i shave and wax from him. i’d like to bring it up but i don’t know how to begin the conversation.
my periods have always been irregular and i fear that i may have PCOS, but i no longer have health insurance and i won’t have any for quite some time.
i’m not sure if it’s a good idea to pursue electrolysis or laser treatments without visiting a doctor first. however, i feel like this is my only option at this point.
i am going to be moving to michigan in two months, and i would like to get rid of this hair once and for all. i’m unsure which would be better in my case, electrolysis or laser? i have light skin with dark hair.
i’m tired of feeling unattractive and miserable. i’m tired of people staring at me like i’m a freak and commenting under their breath.
i don’t want anyone to question my gender.
i’m very worried that this problem is going to continue and spread. i already feel as though i have no control over my body.
thank you for your support. i’d really like to hear from you, even if it’s just to say hello. i don’t want to feel alone anymore. i wish we all could live in a empathetic society that didn’t make individuals feel so ashamed about something so natural.
thank you again.