hi, ive cut myself a lot a few years ago but since i stopped cutting, my wrist are hurting me a lot, and my question is if it has anything to do with the cuts? and what can i do to stop it, cause i dont wanna go to a doctor...
Thanks for writing in. I know you say you do not want to go to a physician; however, there really is no other way to know whether or not your wrist pain is connected to your previous cutting behavior or something else. I can only assume that you'd rather not see a physician because you do not want him/her to know about your past cutting behavior. I can certainly understand that you'd like to keep something like that private. If you're willing, I'd recommend finding a licensed mental health professional to talk with. As you get to know him/her you will get a sense of how comfortable you that person and whether they are trustworthy. Once you reveal your past behaviors to him/her they may be able to recommend a physician who is known to be sensitive with individuals who have scars from cutting. My only concern about taking that route is the time involved. Since you are experiencing pain I would hate for you to delay getting medical attention if you need it sooner rather than later. I'd recommend the physician route as soon as you can.
I have a severe cutting past as well, most of the time when I get stressed/depressed/anxious my wrist and arm where I used to cut hurts and when this first started happening I was seeing a shrink who told me this is normal because in the past I used cutting to deal with all my negative emotions so now when I feel those emotions my body is expecting me to cut.
I was very addicted to cutting, so it's really like when I feel that pain in my arm I'm having a "craving" like you might have with any other addiction. I don't know if this is true for you but it might help.
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