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Accidental injury setting off urges badly

myownveryone

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I accidentally [Moderated] with my arm in a domestic incident and now it looks like I've harmed badly recently. I know I haven't, and I know that isn't how I've got the mark but it's causing me a great deal of distress.

I've never really been a severe harmer, and I haven't done it for a long time but I really want to. And I feel it would be bad if I did. Are accidents triggers for anyone else?
 
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Hey there :)

I think this is a normal reaction I have this problem to. I have to remind myself that it's okay to have these thoughts it how you deal with them. Is it that you like to see a pyshcial mark? If you can pin point what it is about the accident that has
Made you wanna self harm you can find an alternative .
 
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If I accidentally get burned while cooking or something it triggers the urge for me and sometimes it is hard to fight.So yes,accidents can be a trigger.
 
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I agree, accidents can be a trigger and old accidents also can be for me.

Hope you can resist the urge.

xxx
 
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The physical marks reminds me of what I used to hope would be left after I harmed and it had healed. I'm glad I'm not alone on this one though. I thought I was being rediculous. I haven't harmed, but it's still playing on me. I'm wearing a jumper to keep it covered and that's helping. Thanks guys *bug hugs*
 
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I hope you have carried on not harming.

:hug5:

xxx
 
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Still haven't harmed ^.^ Fantasising a lot though. That can't be good. Xxx Hope you're feeling okay today Marlee xx
 
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I know that feeling but please try your best to stay strong.

xxx
 
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Can you divert your thinking, even for a little while, with something you really, really like? Building up a few really pleasant experiences can make the self harm thoughts weaker. For me its ice cream and perfume (not at the same time :LOL:), and just putting the perfume on and feeling its lovely smell, makes me relax.

What do you really like to eat, do, smell, see, hear, touch?
 
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I tried to paint today but instead I got sad because nothing would come. It's usually that but I'm finding enjoyment hard to come by these days which is probably why I'm struggling so much. My son alleviates my urges while he's awake, but once he's gone to bed I'm trapped in my head again. My son is such a little character. He's so content (most of the time) and he's so funny and silly and good. Just an utter joy to be around. He defiantly keeps my mind off of things for the most part. To be honest I'd do anything for a satisfying breath. Nothing really feels/tastes/smells/looks/sounds good any more. I'm sorry to be such a negative Nancy :(
 
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