I scratch when I'm anxious - i can curb it when awake, but since i have bad dreams sometimes, I can really lay into myself- like my head and elbow joints..(!)
im sorry but how can cutting your self be addictive and fun to do? I just dont see the excitement in torturing myself...
some of my old freinds used to do it...can anyone shed some light over this issue?
Cutting usually had a higher level of them and so chocolate or exercise woudln't be enough to get the same feeling. Often when you accidently hurt yourself quite badly you don't feel it until a bit afterwards.. I found it similar with cutting. I always had a cutting hangover where the cuts would start hurting the next day. I struggled to get the same release as the time before and so went deeper and bigger to try to get it...therefore addiction.
It's a bit like piercings as well. They have a similar feeling. (But are entirely different)
i feel so strange readin threads like this, coz i normally do it when i feel down. It makes me relive all the moments i had when i was down. I don't think I'm ****ed up I've done it for about a year and I know most ofyou have stopped and are talkin from past experiences I thought I did it because of who I was trying to be and I'm not trying to be that person anymore because I don't have the same friends as what I used to - but I still self harm. It's not something which I want to do, it's just something what I feel I had to do. I used to be really scared what my friends would say and when I told my best mate, I found out that she was bulemic and had been for quite sometime and when I thought about it I realised I was to, so together we stopped. Except when I met someone new I couldn't control my feelings therefore I started again. I've started SH less now but when things get out of control in my life I resort to it because I know it is the one thing I can control
i do sometimes when i'm already down