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like a drug - January 6th 2011, 01:41 PM

cutiing has become so addictive,
its like i have to do it everyday or i will start shaking
and get the chills and my arms itch really bad.
i have gotten so used to the pain i dont even feel it any more.
its part of my everyday.
i have to have my blade in my pocket idk y.
and everyone asks me if i want to stop
and to be honest i really dont.
does anyone understand?
help!
   
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Re: like a drug - January 6th 2011, 02:32 PM

I understand. Although sometimes I wish I would stop but I don't know like you I just I'm so used to it again that it's a habit and one that feel good doing yet I know it bad I can't help myself. But you will hopefully get through it hunnie and your life will be amazingly great that you'll find other ways to bring your mood up or swap Ur cutting and find a new safer way of getting through everyday life.


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Re: like a drug - January 6th 2011, 11:44 PM

aww thank you chicka you know exactly what to say
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Re: like a drug - January 7th 2011, 12:50 AM

Try your very best not to cut because it really is not helping you in any way. It may seem like it is but it is really only making things worse. Cutting should never be a nessesity. If you get upset and want to cut, try doing something else. You could write or beat up a pillow. Anything but harm yourself.


   
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Re: like a drug - January 7th 2011, 02:03 AM

That feeling is probably the thing that convinced me to want to stop the most. The itching and burning was like something was crawling on me, or biting me, in a sense. That's the feeling that gets to a lot of people after a while. There are always better alternatives to cutting, I promise you that.
Also, carrying your blade or w/e with you seems necessary and you may feel naked without it, but apparently there's something that makes you wish you didn't need it? There's a certain point where you really don't want to take that extra step, but you know you have to. You can't let the addiction control you, you have to control it. Cliche, but honest. =] Things will def get better.
   
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Re: like a drug - January 7th 2011, 02:54 PM

but i dont want to stop.
and i've tried most of the alternatives and they never work.
it always comes back to cutting
it's hopeless


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Re: like a drug - January 7th 2011, 07:49 PM

Sorry. I implied that asking what to do meant you were having some doubts about it..

It's not hopeless. I've been struggling with SI for about six years, and I've seen many friends fall to it and rise above it. There is always hope, you just have to find it within you.

Although it's hard, talking about it is sometimes the best way to get around it.


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Sometimes I feel the hate break my mind. Sometimes I feel they deserve it this time.
May the bridges I burn light my way." - I, Alone - Otep

   
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Re: like a drug - January 7th 2011, 10:08 PM

I'm here to help but like the others with telling you to try other ways of controlling your emotions have u tried the elastic band one where when u what to cut u ping the band although this is still self injury it's def not as bad as cutting. And by doing this It'll maybe gradually stop u carrying Your blade because u have a band and from then maybe try the writing techniques and stuff. I know you don't want to stop hunnie but I just wanted to let you know how I managed to stop once before so if u ever wanna stop that's an option. Just need to take one step at a time, rushing won't fix anything. Speak soon...


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