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Old 03-23-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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wanting to cut off a health limb

Hi,
I have been wanting to cut off my arm for several years now.
I have been told it is known as BIID (body integrity identity disorder) or BDD (body dysmorphic disorder)
I was just wodering if anyone felt like this about a part of their body?

I know it sounds strange- and, apart from SI scars the arm is healthy, all the stranger, as it works normally.

Anyone know what i mean?

 
Old 03-23-2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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Re: wanting to cut off a health limb

Pap,

Sorry this is a new one for me, I've never heard of this and never come across anyone who has it or has wanted to do this. It sounds horrid though and am sorry that you have to go through it.

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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Re: wanting to cut off a health limb

BDD is not the same thing as what you are reffering to. And yes i have heard of what your talking about. It is extremely rare. ANd i am against it. Why do u want to do such a thing? Can u tell us? I only saw it on a TV program, and wondering if it is the same thing that is going on with you or not.
Can u explain why?

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Old 04-06-2009, 01:03 AM   #4
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Re: wanting to cut off a health limb

I know what you are going through, my friend. I suffer from BIID, though I only recently found out that's what it was. Unlike you, I do not want to remove a limb, but rather I need to go blind. At present time, I have no visual impairments, in fact I have nearly perfect vision. I find peace through blindness, and I know I would feel like a more complete person without my vision. I have been considering blinding myself recently, drinking 20mL of methanol should be more than enough to blind me but *hopefully* not enough to kill me. The dangers and risks involved are beginning to dissuade me, however.

Don't feel alone, and don't feel like you aren't normal.

I am a blind man trapped in a sighted person's body.

 
Old 05-02-2009, 08:22 PM   #5
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Re: wanting to cut off a health limb

No matter what we think, You need to seriously get some help for this.
If your really considering/thinking, about cutting your arm off...
Please go get some help. Let them help you through this.
Medication can only do you good, trust me!.
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Re: wanting to cut off a health limb

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Originally Posted by KristaK View Post
No matter what we think, You need to seriously get some help for this.
If your really considering/thinking, about cutting your arm off...
Please go get some help. Let them help you through this.
Medication can only do you good, trust me!.
The only problem with seeking meds for Self harm/Self Injury is that there aren't really any approved for this disorder, besides Seroquel which is just beginning to be tested for it, and 9 times out of 10 doesn't work. Just any psych med. is not going to control these urges. Trust me I'm on 8 different psych meds for various different disorders, I've been a self harmer for 27 yrs. and none of my psch meds curb the urges and intensity to cut. My only hope at this point is a Group DBT Therapy class that I'm starting on Monday, but this is a 17 month program and not a "quick fix".

Kat

 
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