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Old 04-05-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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I think i'm hurting myself

hi um so i think i'm hurting myself. my boyfriend dumped me and my parents got divorced so i got really upset. the next thing i know i got scratch marks on my arms, i started self harming. can somebody help me?

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

where did the scratch marks come from?
when i get really stressed sometimes i get hives and they itch.....
could it be something like that?

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:09 AM   #3
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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

no i scratch myself until i bleed when i get really upset and now i cannot stop

 
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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

can you take a benadryl ?
it's an allergy pill that has anti-histamines....they will make you stop itching

 
Old 04-05-2011, 08:14 AM   #5
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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

it's not because of an allergy... i was reading some websites and they said that scratching yourself until you bleed count as self harming so i decided to hurt myself because i was depressed.

 
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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

did it help?
why not try another outlet......go for a walk, exercize, read a book......
those things will help when you're feeling depressed, without hurting yourself more.....

 
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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

okay i'll try that, thank you very much. :]

 
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you're welcome! I hope I was able to help you!
come back and post more if you feel depressed.....this is a great place for support!

 
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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

dear libragirl98. Hi, I replied to you some months ago. Right now you are going thru alot of strss, ie: parents divorcing and ex boyfriend and this is the way (wrong way) of dealing with your emotioms by self harm. Try talking to your parents about any concerns. They divorce because of themselves -NOT YOU! Your'e young and boyfriends will come and go till you find the right one. Also keep a journal of your feelings or write yourself a letter then throw it away. DO NOT self harm yourself. I've done it for 30 years and you don't want to look like me! Keep us posted because we cars. Take care of yourself! Dee088

 
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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

see.... thats extreme. You dont need to do that. Doesnt solve anything okay? What you need to do is move on. Make friends and enjoy life. If you hear the story of some of us in Africa then you'd be glad you still have your life. Though I understand how tough it is but laugh over it cause in the future you'd still look back and smile to the fact that you scratched yourself cos of life challenges. Its an unfair world men and its cool you are here saying your mind. It helps!

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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

hey, I think maybe getting a counsler might help you, to help you understand why you started hurting yourself in the first place, Im here if you ever need to talk. Your not alone.

 
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Hi, This is something that will hopefully pass in your case, before it becomes an addiction. Read about it, try researching some self help tips on the web. I hope you can stop! Good luck and we are all here for you!

 
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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

Thank you so much everybody for your suggestions.. I haven't cut for a week and I feel proud of it

 
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Thank you so much everybody for your suggestions.. I haven't cut for a week and I feel proud of it
That is definitely something to be very, very proud of! You go girl, keep up the amazingly good work. Stay strong, you hear, you can beat this.

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Re: I think i'm hurting myself

It can be caused by being nervous along with deppresion. When i used to get deppressed i would grab my arms and squeeze myself cause it was almost a physical pain. Sometimes it would cause myself to hurt myself because of squeezing so hard. Being nervous can also cause you to do things that you don`t notice till it`s done. It basically starts to be a habit. Like when i get nervous in crowds when i`m doing skits i sometimes laugh after everything i say and i don`t notice it. It may be a nervous thing along with the depression. If you start doing it deliberatly then you might want to get help. Till then remember the things that were happening around you when you started to do it. Then maybe you can pin point the times it happens and can try to stop it. Good luck you can do it.

 
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