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Addictions are odd things. - May 10th 2013, 09:00 AM

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I supposed I'm addicted to pain. I love the pain I feel from cutting. I think that's why I cut so much. Its not that I'm addicted to the cutting itself, just the pain, and cutting is the most effective way I can replenish that addiction. Now this is going to be odd as well, but I think I'm a bit addicted to the blood. I love how its so warm when your skin is so cold. I dunno. I want to stop, I know I do. I'm in to deep. I'm married to my addiction, and divorce just isn't an option.


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Re: Addictions are odd things. - May 14th 2013, 01:29 AM

I can relate to being addicted to the pain.
I however found ways to feel pain without leaving marks, such as:
-Pinching
-Slapping the bend in your arm with a wooden or metal ruler
-Snapping rubberbands on your wrist, arms, or legs.

I had a problem with cutting for 5 years. I finally was able to quit. I look at my scars now, and hate myself for ever starting. I feel uncomfortable in shorts. I hate when people ask me about them, or they stare at my scars. Its not a healthy thing to do, and its something you may regret doing later on.

For the sake of your life and future, I beg you to stop, or at least try. Find another, less destructive, way to feel pain. Cutting isn't good, it really isnt.

If you feel the need to see blood, perhaps mix some cornstarch and water, to about the thickness of blood, and dye it red. take a butter knife, or plastic knife, NOT SHARP enough to actually cut, and run it down your arm, it will appear as blood. This is something I used to do, i would slap my arm until it was numb and throbbing, then add the water solution I just spoke of. It helped me quite a few times.

Overall, please know that it is destructive and unhealthy. I had a friend who swore she could quit. She was like us, needed the pain, needed the blood. She swore she would be ok, and never go too far, but one day, on accident, she did. My friend died over something she thought she could stop. Even though to yourself it may not seem serious, it can be.

There are people who care for you and want you around. So please don't give up or take this addiction too far. If you feel the need to cut, please contact someone. Thats what we are here for.

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Re: Addictions are odd things. - May 14th 2013, 02:07 AM

I totally get what it's like to be addicted to the pain. But, cutting isn't the way to go about it. Why not try doing something else that brings similar feelings without causing damage? One thing that I've done in the past is holding onto an ice cube as long as possible. It produces a stinging sensation similar to the one cutting can produce, but it doesn't cause any actual harm. As Amanda suggested, snapping a rubber band could also be a good idea.


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