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Thumbs down Strong urge!!! - March 1st 2009, 07:42 PM

I need some help. I have been SI since i was 9. I am now 17! I haven't cut for almost 3 months, but today out of the blue i have a really strong urge. Just thinking about sliding a razor onto my skin is making me eager.

Help please. i have tried lots of alternatives!
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Re: Strong urge!!! - March 1st 2009, 08:07 PM

Hey, strong urges can pop up suddenly sometimes.

The best advice I can offer right now, is get away from things you can harm yourself with. Go for a walk, sit down and listen to music. You don't want to self harm, that is your entire goal for the next hour. And then start over, and start the hour after that. And keep going until the urge is gone.

Read THIS to see if that is of any help too.
And I know you mentioned you've already tried alternatives, if you haven't yet, look at the sticky in the top of this forum, it's got listsss of good alternatives, and I'm sure you can find one or two you haven't tried yet. =)

Good luck!

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Re: Strong urge!!! - March 2nd 2009, 01:51 PM

Hey Barb! First off CONGRATULATONS!!! 3 months without self harm is brillant and its certianly not an easy thing to do, so go you. As for the urge im sure you know how addictive SH is and an addiction isnt that easily gotten over. You have done 3 amazing months without it.. your bound to get the urge the odd time,its perfectly normal. My adivse would be to stay away from what is triggering you to SH and bin all the blades you have. It should make things a little easier
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Re: Strong urge!!! - March 2nd 2009, 02:08 PM

Just think about how disappointed you would be if you couldnt say "I havent self harmed in 3 months!" anymore...
3 months is really a big deal!!! You've come such a long way!
And as for alternatives, I wear a rubber band around my wrist and anytime I have the urge, I snap it. It's really effective =]

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