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Random urges - January 11th 2011, 05:29 PM

I can be doing pretty much anything, i wouldn't say i was upset but still i keep getting really strong urges to self harm. It keeps happening and its really frustrating, as it doesn't seem like there is a reason why. I'm also finding some of the urges are much stronger than when i'm actually upset, so i don't understand. I confided in my boyfriend and he just said i was strange, so it didn't really help.
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Re: Random urges - January 11th 2011, 05:45 PM

No definates okay, but maybe your feeling an emotion strongly and not recognising it..
or it's an 'addiction' type urge which is slightly different to doing it to feel better,
instead your doing it just to feel 'right' and normal.. I think my descriptions a bit off, sorry..


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Re: Random urges - January 15th 2011, 06:25 PM

I have random urges as well. It has been about five months since I last cut. However everytime I feel any amount of hightened emotion, I feel like cutting. Even if I'm not upset. To me it feels like an addiction, does it feel that way to you? I don't know how often you self harm, but because I was used to cutting often, and then just stopped cutting, it was like these urges were telling my mind I needed to cut because I just needed to, no real reason. It is hard to not act on the urges but, I hope you can develop coping skills to get past the urges and not self harm. It is possible. Everytime I have a random urge, and use techniques to cope, the urges don't happen as often as they did the week before, and they aren't as intense. Stay positive and know that you're not strange at all, as your boyfriend said. A lot of people have random urges to self harm. You just have to figure out what works for you to prevent them, and get through them. I'm here to talk whenever you need to or if you want help figuring out how to cope with these urges.


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Re: Random urges - January 15th 2011, 07:38 PM

I self harm quite alot, but obviously am trying to stop. I'm not sure if its like an addiction, or what i'm confused


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Re: Random urges - January 15th 2011, 09:16 PM

It sounds like an addiction. You should find some alternatives maybe with will help????
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