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Going insane - April 6th 2015, 11:01 PM

I don't give a fuck anymore. I'm always anxious my pills don't work worth a damn when it comes to anxiety. I'm biting myself all the damn time. I need to feel more. I feel like punching walls all the time. I'm out of control.

Do you ever feel like your out of control. And don't belong in your body? Feel like you need to punch something hard, break a bone, or cut?

Well that's how I have felt for weeks. I don't know what the fuck to do besides give up. Please do not give me alternatives or facts I need advice.


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Re: Going insane - April 6th 2015, 11:15 PM

Hey Frankie,

I feel the same way. I really recommend getting of those pills if they aren't working. Most end up causing anxiety. I also recommend talking to someone you trust about it, like a school counselor or something. Or, if you aren't comfortable with talking face to face, you can write them a letter about it. If you don't want to though (I really recommend you do though) you can write in a journal or create a blog on how you are feeling


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Re: Going insane - April 7th 2015, 01:31 PM

I feel that way a lot too, so you're not alone. It actually sounds a little bit like dissociation to me but I can't know for sure. You said you feel like you don't belong in your body, and that is sometimes part of dissociation. Do you ever look in the mirror and feel as though the person looking back at you is someone else? I suggest searching some grounding techniques and giving those a try to see if they help you. And, if they do help, you could be struggling with dissociation. The easiest way to ground yourself is to do something with your senses. Some people feel a fabric and describe the feeling, others smell perfume or something like that. I heard smelling something is particularly helpful in coming back to reality. You can also keep a conversation with someone, or watch TV or read a book because those are safe things to get lost in.

Self harm plays a role in dissociation because overwhelming feelings cause people to dissociate to cope. A lot of people will self-harm in effort to bring themselves back to reality.

Like it was said above, you need to talk to your doctor about your medication if it's not working. He or she will be able to adjust the dosage or suggest alternate medications.


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Re: Going insane - April 8th 2015, 07:38 AM

I try to avoid the mirror most of the time because I see a larger person in the mirror than I am. I have dissociated once before. so it might be that...But grounding techniques don't seem to work for mwah. I just am at a loss.


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Re: Going insane - April 10th 2015, 04:09 AM

I feel like this sometimes and it causes me to feel a whole lot of anxiety and irritability. It can be really hard to have to deal with these emotions and when you aren't sure about what coping skills you can use can help it makes it even harder.

Do you have a therapist you can talk about these things with? If so I think you should tell them how out of control you are feeling. I know that talking about it could be helpful and your therapist might be able to make some suggestions on what you can do to deal with these feelings.

Instead of harming yourself why don't you try punching a pillow or get a punching bag and punch that. I know that this technique has helped for some people so maybe it is something that will help you. Something I have done once was scream into a pillow. It has also been suggested to me to go outside and scream at the top of my lungs. This might be something that helps you because you will be able to get all those emotions out through the screaming.

I am wishing you the best of luck.


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Re: Going insane - April 10th 2015, 04:58 AM

Punching anything that doesn't physically cause damage just makes things worse screaming just frustrates me even more. None of that helps just makes things worse.


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Re: Going insane - April 11th 2015, 01:42 AM

Is there anything that has helped in the past? Sometimes you just have to keep trying to work through it and find the things that work.

I am like you and the alternatives don't really work for me. I've been lucky to find a few alternatives that help but even then, when I am really struggling, it doesn't help.

The biggest thing that helped me get through my urges to self harm was taking a shower and reminding myself that they were just urges and would pass. I've had days where I had urges for hours and I just told myself it would pass and eventually it did.

I still get upset sometimes and feel the way you do but when I am feeling that way I'll go curl up in bed and try and sleep. It also helps if I call my dad while he is at work and hear his voice. Sometimes I don't tell him that I am struggling but just talking to him about anything helps. Do you have anyone in your life you could talk to and help distract you?

It's difficult when there aren't a lot of things that work but you can get through this. All the urges you are having will pass. Some days it will be worse then others but the more time you go without hurting yourself the easier it does get.


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