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I have used to be a cutter, because of being so depressed and dealing with my SA. I hated myself and I felt like I didn't know how to cope with all the frustration. Has anyone experienced cutting, or even self-harm in general
 

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a little bit, nothing too drastic
I don't anymore...not really
scarification and tattoos have taken self-harm's place I guess...I get the same endorphin/adrenalin (IDK which) rush...so....
 

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yea. i'm trying to think back to the last time and it was almost two weeks ago that i last had a bout of self-injury. that seems like a long time. i've been doing it on and off for seven or eight years. i don't think it's a major problem in my life but it has also become so common and i'm so used to it that it is just like the other usual not-too-great habits that i do in moderation like drinking, smoking marijuana, eating unhealthy foods, etc.
 

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I added the "possible triggers" in the subject line. Reading a thread like this could trigger self-harm activity. Thanks.
 

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i self injure too i havent for about 3 weeks now
its hard not to do it
 

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I've never done it, but don't you have scars on your arms now? Does it hurt and why do people do it? Is it because it takes the emotional pain away?
 

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I have in the past, but excessive drinking basically replaced it.

I still have some scars all down my arms, but I don't think they're that noticeable after nearly 10 years, unless you look closely. I did it because of a mixture of self-loathing and it being the only thing I could do when my mind was just a swirl of suicidal thoughts and despair.
 

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I used to do it every day. Cutting and a lot of other methods I probably shouldn't go into because I don't want to trigger anyone. But I haven't self-harmed for about a month now, which is longer than I've gone in quite awhile!

I have to admit I've been feeling the urge crop up again, though. Trying to fight through it, because I know once I start again I won't be able to stop. I wish I could develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Congrats to those who have successfully quit. Proud of you. :) And to those that are still struggling...I'm pulling for you!
 

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I used to when I took adderal (I had a prescription for it I did not abuse it). Now I am off and doing a lot better but I still have scars on my arms. I had dermittilomania which is a type of OCD. It occurs when you excessively pick at certain areas of your body, usually to cope with anxiety.
 
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