Learn from patients with pain similar to yours

CatchMyPain Community and Pain Diary App to manage chronic illness

Taboo of a subject????

Apr 30, 2017 9:52 PM

I was wondering if anyone hear has been pushed by there medical problems far enough to do self harm? If you have, and I hope not... Have you or were you able to get the right help? If not comfortable in an open forum talking about it. You can always PM me. Praying if you ever consider it or are doing it that you find the help you need or confide in someone you trust to help you through this and stop this type of harm.

May 01, 2017 6:38 AM

I went through this with my daughter. Many, many years go. The Psych doctor we were referred to caused more harm. Thankfully her friends rallyed around her - between them and me we were able to help her through that period.

May 01, 2017 8:38 AM

I've self harmed off and on for years and yes sometimes the pain was that bad that I self harmed to see if I could get a release but I didn't. My self harming is related to many things. I am lucky that I now have a great CPN who listens and doesn't judge which is a blessing all on its own.

May 01, 2017 8:55 AM

Mimikay I'm so glad her friends and you understood the importance of this issue and helped your daughter. That's awesome they did. So glad they and you did..

May 01, 2017 8:56 AM

Cinders49. I'm glad you found someone you could talk to about this and get the help and encuragment you needed and understood that it was not giving you the release you hoped for.

May 01, 2017 10:38 AM

I was a cutter for most of my teens and twenty's. I am not sure I understood exactly why I did what I did. Then I got a punching bag in my thirties but ended up getting fractures. Now I have a fiancé that will talk me down off the wire. Sometimes I go to the gun range and just have to get it all out. Also I have much better communication skills! I do not hold everything in any longer.

May 01, 2017 11:20 AM

LBM. I'm glad you sort of "graduated" out of self harm and found a progressive healthier way to cope with things and comunicate. Your fiancé sounds like one very special guy. Hold on to him.

May 01, 2017 12:04 PM

I'm glad you asked this question and I hope people are open. If there are people of the medical profession lurking, maybe it will give them insight as to how we are being 'abused-by them'
I am in such a quagmire of bile!
I joked about driving into a tree to say "see my pain now"
I'm with LMB in not understanding why we self harm...unless it's one area of our life we have control?
We know other things are harmful and we just don't engage...but that one thing is harmful and we participate...
Not only has healthcare pushed me but kicking me out the window!

May 01, 2017 12:32 PM

Spunky. I read your comment a few times. Was not sure if you did or didn't self harm. Either way. Yes it is a matter of "an area in our life we have control over" At least that's how I feel. I started cutting at the age of 16. I'm 50 now and still do.

I feel it gives me control over a variety of areas when I need it.


May 01, 2017 2:19 PM

20% of lung function prompted surgery which gave me diagnosis of Alpha 1 Antitripsan (sp?) basically hereditary emphysema...I quit smoking in 1979 and just recently began smoking again...not very bright for someone with bad lungs to begin with...

May 01, 2017 4:16 PM

I'm sorry Spunky. I smoke as well with bronchitis. I want to quit smoking but I do it to help relieve my stress. Sounds funny right? Been in the hospital for months... No nicotine patch... Just fine. No cravings. The second I'm home and see everything needing done. I'm over welmed and light up.

Praying we both stop.

May 01, 2017 4:23 PM

I smoke out of stress from the health stuff too! Makes me mad.

May 01, 2017 4:24 PM

I'm sorry Frustrated.

May 01, 2017 4:26 PM

Makes me mad at myself. I hope you didn't think it mad me mad at you. I've tried to quit so many times and just go right back to it. Uggghhh!

May 01, 2017 4:30 PM

No I understand. Same here I have tried to quite as well... Truth be told I am smoking now typing this. Ggggrrrrrr

May 01, 2017 4:30 PM

Hahahaha!!!! I totally understand!!!👍

May 01, 2017 8:00 PM

I too am so frustrated with medicinal masturbation!
Thank you for the kind sentiment 😊 and prayers.
The way I am treated I'm beginning to think I'm not sick enough for any relief!
Big hugs to ya'll

Ready to start relieving your pain?

Join Community