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I want to be numb - February 2nd 2016, 01:59 AM

I am a self-harmer and have an eating disorder. I usually use those things to be numb and better after something happens. well I am trying to recover from them. So I am staying away from that stuff. Anyways I just feel like I need to be numb and get away from everythig. I am thinking about taking more of my aderral than I need too. I also want to get drunk so I don't have to feel.

I just need someone to talk to I think. I can't make sense of what I feel.


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Re: I want to be numb - February 4th 2016, 06:45 PM

Hey there. So sorry this is late. If you still need someone to talk to, feel free to message me. I definitely can relate to that feeling of wanting to be numb. I've dealt with self-harm for many years and I've recently overcome an eating disorder.

Sometimes distractions help me through it. Like watching a movie, reading a book, playing a game, talking to someone, etc. Also, being active also helped me. It's always hard to get started, but once I start, I love it and feels great. I stop feeling and I just feel tired and good about myself. So maybe consider getting into something active.

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Re: I want to be numb - February 4th 2016, 06:45 PM

Hello Frankie,

You aren't alone in how you are feeling. Wanting to numb the emotional pain and be able to talk to someone about your feelings and thoughts. I completely understand. The feeling alone is really hard to deal with, especially if there isn't anyone you can express those things with.

Do you go to counseling/therapy? I am not sure if you do or don't. If you do go, is it possible to ask for more support and help? You can express your feelings. If you don't see anyone like a counselor/therapist, are you able to make a self-referral? If not you can always talk with your doctor.

It may seem that taking more of your medication or drinking will numb your feelings. I know from experience it can, but after you don't feel well. You are either left with a bad stomach-ache, feeling really sick (throwing up), your head will hurt and it doesn't actually solve anything. I do know, it may seem like that and I do know how hard it is to be alone and no one to talk to about the feelings you are having.

You are welcome to come into Chat and talk to either a Chat Mentor or a Moderator about how you are feeling (but ask if they are free to give advice) if the LiveHelp isn't online and you need support. You can always talk to other users or other staff members who are in the Chat Room. You can always submit a HelpLINK Ticket. These things you can use if you are feeling low and alone or just someone to talk to.

If you need anything let us know, you are welcome to PM me if you feel comfortable and want to.

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