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4/3/10 9:35 P

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My neice and nephew are here for the week and they're already driving me crazy. And this is only day 1. AAHHH!

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FIGHTERCHICK32's Photo FIGHTERCHICK32 Posts: 2,537
3/16/10 10:37 P

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Hey Everybody:

If you've read the relapse thread you know that I relapsed recently into cutting behavior. I've about decided that the reason for my relapse was that I stopped using other coping mechanisms to deal with stress. It got out of hand . . . and well, you know what the end result was. I guess this is a lesson for me to deal with the stress before it gets out of hand. :)

Hugs,
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1/31/10 8:32 P

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Good Answers everybody!

I too am learning to handle my anxiety in other ways that are less hurtful (literally). I am making myself have some sort of down time everyday so that I do not have so many physical symptoms.

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12/28/09 8:17 A

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I have other problems manifest when I don't SI. I am usually in a very depressed or very anxious state when I SI, so not doing it tends to magnify the emotions. No release ramps up anxiety or sends me further into depression. I usually SI at night when I can hide in my room; I try to force myself out of my room to talk to my roommate.

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12/27/09 7:56 P

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Hey emoticon ...

This may sound like an overly simplistic answer, and one that I scoffed at myself many a time....
However, when I started group therapy, a lot of the members talked about "self-soothing" with things like concentrated deep-breathing, meditation, and visualization.
I have started some of these, and it has GREATLY helped when I either get the feeling to SI or start having symptoms of my "other" physical symptom, non-epileptic seizures.

Hope this helps the group. Everyone have a peaceful night!
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"Optimism is the Foundation of Courage."
-Nicholas Murray Butler

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
-Nelson Mandela

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
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FIGHTERCHICK32's Photo FIGHTERCHICK32 Posts: 2,537
12/27/09 5:30 P

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We all know that for us (or most of us) we use self-injury as a way to cope with stress and other unwanted emotions. I have noticed that when I do not relieve myself through SI I end up dealing with other physical complaints (mainly migraines). Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do?

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