View Full Version : Beating yourself up
05-10-2010, 02:13 PM
Does anyone else hit themselves to the point of large bruises? I want to know I'm not the only one.:confused:
05-10-2010, 05:39 PM
I used to do this when i got anxious or angry. i don't do it so much any more, i try to avoid those situations of severe anxiety.
05-11-2010, 03:19 AM
I first started cutting my left forearm some 10 years ago. But then I quickly realized that I couldn't ever cut really deep because I get physically ill at the sight of blood.
But for the most part when I get overwhelmed, distressed, and like I can't bear the pain anymore, I resort to banging my fists repeatedly into my upper legs or the temples of my head. Every now and then I still shallowly cut on my legs, but I always resort to hitting myself. Especially in the temples. They never bruise there and it's plenty painful enough for me. Of course the headaches are terrible and usually follow the day after, serving as a reminder of my pathetic coping skills.
05-11-2010, 04:16 AM
A couple of times i've hit myself with something until I bruised or had a huge swollen lump. Usually when I self injure I cut though.
05-11-2010, 10:36 AM
I used to smack myself in the face when I was really distressed and angry. It was scary, like I didnt know what else to do except lash out and I could only lash out at myself. I looked like a battered wife....my boyfriend was always worried people would think it was him.
I have lots of crappy coping mechanisms- you name it, I've done it. You're not the only one- most people think of self harm as cutting but there are so many other ways.
I hope you're ok <3
06-06-2010, 02:24 PM
No, I don't.
06-06-2010, 02:27 PM
I dig my fingernails into my arm and hands so hard it breaks the skin. I do this often, when i'm angry or anxious.
06-15-2010, 12:42 PM
I would smash the back of my head onto a wall for 5-20 minutes at a time, and punch myself in my lower torso when I felt guilty. I also would punch and slap my thighs until they bruised.
When your angry, try lashing out onto a punching bag, or something else that hurts a little bit when you hit it, but not so much that it will do anything worse than make you a little red. My father's bag in the basement gets used quite often by me, and even has many bite marks in it from me want to bite something to hurt my jaw. It doesn't do any large harm, and it feels great.
06-15-2010, 12:49 PM
i used to give myself huge lumpy bruises on my ribs or smash my arm against a door frame or something else hard with an edge until there was a lumpy bruise or a contusion or something visible on it.
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