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Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 15th 2012, 04:23 AM

I know it's stupid, but I feel so alone even on self harm boards cus there all about cutting, and the idea of cutting scares the crap out of me. I tried it once, and it just wouldn't stop bleeding. I bite myself hard, scratch until I bleed, and [Edited] burn myself along with plenty other things, but never cut. I am trying to quit but I want to do again soooo bad, but I just feel this weird thing, like I need to talk to somebody else that doesn't cut, like that might help.

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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 15th 2012, 05:23 AM

I know how you feel,when I did self-harm,I felt even worse about myself because everyone else cut,and i would bite.
Think of it this way,in the future,you won't have as many scars to bring back the memory's.
But the only way to not feel bad is to just stop.
Sometimes instead of hurting myself,id scream it a pillow,or draw and scratch my feelings out on paper.
If you keep doing self-harm,it will just feed off itself,break the chain,and happiness will find you eventually.It takes patience.

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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 15th 2012, 05:32 AM

Thanks I don't have to urge as much now, I just used a bunch a of pens to make a a lot of "bruises", which helps also." I'm glad no one else will see my scars, but sometimes I miss them. I like to look at my wounds by myself.
   
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 15th 2012, 08:52 AM

i scratch myself [Edited] and stab myself [Edited] i cut myself a few times to start off with, but it was too noticeable so i scratch and stab instead.

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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 15th 2012, 11:11 AM

I do a couple of things.
1) go out for a run and run until I am capable forgetting my problems
2) I love basketball, so going and shooting hoops also helps me
3) Writing (I love writing too) It could be a poem or just random thoughts of how I feel
4)I don't do this but I know a few people that have punching bags or a teddy bear or something soft to punch and get your anger out < ( I am not violent at all so I can't do it)




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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 15th 2012, 06:34 PM

Hey,

I just wanted to point out that anything that you do to cause hurt or pain to yourself for that purpose, is self harm. Although some methods cause more damage physically, they all cause the same damage mentally- self harm is a dangerous coping method to rely upon. I'm going to give you a link to the Alternatives thread, and advise you to try out a few alternatives instead of hurting yourself. Be strong. <3



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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 17th 2012, 05:16 AM

i do other forms of self harm. I dont just cut. I have dermatillomania (i think) and have been doing it since grade 2 area.




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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 17th 2012, 06:59 AM

I do cutting as well as many other forms of self-harm. I don't want to say specifically what all of the types of self-harm I do but just know that you're not alone.


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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 17th 2012, 11:58 AM

I used to scratch myself, then it turned into cutting. But you're definitely not alone.


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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 18th 2012, 01:13 AM

Hey there,

You are definitely not alone in this. I think there are a number of people who use different methods to self harm. I know that the stereotype behind self harm is that people specifically cut themselves but that is not the case.

Have you looked into talking to someone about this? I know it can be hard to do but self harm is not something to take likely. There are a number of benefits that can come with speaking about your struggles with self harm. For example, if you talk to friends and family about this you can find a good support team and when a person is trying to recover from self harm having a strong support network can be great. Also, if you were to look into getting a counselor he or she could help you figure out the reasons behind your self harm and help you work on finding healthy coping skills for them.

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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 18th 2012, 01:26 AM

I scratch and cut. I've thought of doing other forms but I haven't.
I really hope you find help overcoming and getting passed this habit because it is possible and once you do you will be very glad you did.
Talk to your parents, a teacher, counselor or other adult you can trust. You do not have to go through this alone.
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 18th 2012, 02:18 AM

I mainly cut but if I can't I will punch myself and if I'm in public I will pinch myself.
I know of lots of people who used to self harm and used other ways besides cutting, so you're alone.
   
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 18th 2012, 10:41 PM

I do a lot of other things besides cutting. I don't want to name them all, but punching myself to bruises, scratching until I bleed and burning are some of them, along with cutting...

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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 18th 2012, 11:16 PM

Yeah I scratch and pull my hair sometimes!


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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 19th 2012, 11:50 PM

I am trying to beat cutting, and I haven't burned for a while, but I consider starving myself to be a form of harm, which I am....sadly.....trying to do.
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 20th 2012, 12:48 AM

i only cut a few times i couldn't go through with it anymore so i used to go outside by myself and hit things hard until i bruised myself or made myself bleed. i punched walls, steel pillars, metal anything hard to be honest, my friend also does this when he's angry. i still do it but not as much. so your not alone at all i hope this might have helped.
   
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 23rd 2012, 11:22 AM

I guess I sort of scratched myself. I used a pipe cleaner. And it never cut, it dented into my skin but it didn't cut it. I have dark marks on my skin where I did. I've stopped doing that since my mum found out and I knew I hurt her as well. By sometimes when I'm upset I will punch something hard. Or slap myself, and biteing as well, if it really counts.

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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - August 26th 2012, 07:30 AM

I would either cut, scratch, or overdose. So yes, I would do other things besides cut.
   
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 1st 2012, 06:43 PM

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I know it's stupid, but I feel so alone even on self harm boards cus there all about cutting, and the idea of cutting scares the crap out of me. I tried it once, and it just wouldn't stop bleeding. I bite myself hard, scratch until I bleed, and [Edited] burn myself along with plenty other things, but never cut. I am trying to quit but I want to do again soooo bad, but I just feel this weird thing, like I need to talk to somebody else that doesn't cut, like that might help.
I scratch because like you cutting scares me. and i no the feeling
   
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 1st 2012, 11:41 PM

My main form of self harm is cutting. I also bruise, burn, sprain bones, and starve.
   
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 2nd 2012, 04:36 PM

I cut, hit things, hit myself and hit my cuts or I'll scratch myself really hard over my cuts. If I'm in public I use my nails and push down on my arm leaving marks.
   
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 2nd 2012, 06:13 PM

I cut myself but I also scratch until I bleed, and bite myself hard and leave bruises. So you are not alone in this at all. If you ever need to talk just know I know what your going through and you can always pm me.


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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 4th 2012, 03:52 AM

If I'm upset I either cry, listen to music, or if it's really bad I puke...
   
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 5th 2012, 01:32 AM

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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 5th 2012, 02:15 AM

When I tried to cut I would break through the skin. I was pressing hard enough to slit my wrists, through the veins to actually kill myself but it didn't do squat so I burn my forearm. I look at the burns on my arm and I keep thinking: I'm such a wuss, I can't even cut, I burn which doesn't even hurt anymore. I know it will probably progress but at the moment it's keeping me sane.

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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 12th 2012, 05:58 AM

Don't worry you're not alone. I used to do alot of things although cutting was my main form, I also bit myself, burned myself and binge/purged ( which I do consider a form of self harm because mine was never an ED, it was just a way to mess with myself). There are so many forms of self harm, so dont ever think you're alone and no matter the form you choose, someone will always understand. and its good youre trying to quit, I have been clean 10 months now so if I can do it, its possible for you to do it too, good luck with quitting


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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 13th 2012, 04:19 AM

I sometimes cut, but mostly I scratch at my skin, especially at existing wounds like non-self-inflicted scratches and acne. I used to heat a paperclip over a candle and use it to burn myself.


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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 16th 2012, 02:48 AM

I went from bitting/ scratching to cutting also then I didnt like the scars it left and I started burning myself with my hair straightener. But I do all of those and I know it sounds stupid but I hit my arms and legs so I have bruises and I push on them. I stab myself with pens. I pretty much do everything. Pulling hair. Starving. So you are not alone by a long shot.
   
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Re: Anyone else do something besides cut? - September 18th 2012, 05:49 AM

I punch myself to the extent of bruising . . . used to cut and still sometimes do . . . but I'm not supposed to . . . and no one ever said anything about bruising.
   
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