Does anyone else self harm because they’re so paranoid that they need to cut something out of them? Is this normal self harm I guess? I feel like something else might be going on but I’m not for sure.
Chronic Generalized pain
Feeling like there is something inside of you that needs to be cut out. Could be a lot of other disorders besides just self-inflicted injury. But, when I started, I did have that feeling. It was more for me the urge to cut as much tissue and cut as deep as possible. To get whatever my brain considered foreign out of my arm. My therapist and psychiatrist broke it into detail for me.. that it wasn't necessarily that I needed to cut something out. But more that my brain knows that the deeper I cut the more pain is generated therefor the more blood that surfaces. It was closed with I was just addicted to self-harm. And my brain was determined, to make me think whatever possible. Or do basically anything and everything to get me to cut. So my brain was tricking me. But it's different for everyone. And I'm not a doctor.. I'm just a nerdy med student. But u suggest consulting your therapist or psychiatrist.. they can really help you break it down!! ❤️
I feel that way sometimes. Most of the times when I SH I was doing so to release the pain that I felt inside, because the pain had no where to go and I felt I needed to release it
I also get what you're saying, that you feel horrible and paranoid and need to cut the bad parts out of you. I'd definitely recommend talking to a therapist but more specifically a psychologist or psychiatrist.
I also use the chat helpline. Text Home to 741741
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