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hitting myself when angry (Page 5)


April 2nd, 2013
Today out of frustration I repeatedly punched my forehead and the side of my head. I left a bump and a bruise on my forehead. It was either that or throw something, I usually never get so mad but it just happens sometimes. Not sure where I picked up the habit, I'm guessing my step father, because when I was younger he used to throw things, break things, and slam his head into walls. It does make me feel better at the moment, then I just feel like crying.
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replied May 26th, 2013
Misophonia
I hit my head constantly every day, and it is when i hear the word "Basicially" over and over day after day. It makes me hit my head thru frustration of hearing the word!After 22 years of this, i am frequently dizzy.Sounds also bother me tremedously!It is called "Misophonia", and there is NO cure for it.I FEEL for all you people. It is like a Living HELL!I just wear earplugs all the time.
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replied June 1st, 2013
Completely psychological !! Need proper treatment mentally.
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replied June 9th, 2013
please help I may have a problem
Well hey im 14 and get told that nobody cares what happened at school or about my opinion and they criticism me and call me names and when I try to talk to my sister she goes I understand why they do that to you because you always complain and I end up believing what they have told me and punch myself repeatedly in the face or on the head and then cry and call myself those names and say I want to committe suicide because im to goofy or im too dumb or im too fat etcand the hitting myself thing has been going on since I was either 5 or 6
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replied June 9th, 2013
please help I may have a problem
Well hey im 14 and get told that nobody cares what happened at school or about my opinion and they criticism me and call me names and when I try to talk to my sister she goes I understand why they do that to you because you always complain and I end up believing what they have told me and punch myself repeatedly in the face or on the head and then cry and call myself those names and say I want to committe suicide because im to goofy or im too dumb or im too fat etc and the hitting myself thing has been going on since I was either 5 or 6
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replied June 16th, 2013
I punch myself in the face... It hurts so bad but the burn afterwards feels good. I hate coping with emotional pain. I hate myself so much. Physically hurting myself just makes me feel better.
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replied July 13th, 2013
I hit my head on walls and mirrors whenever things get too overwhelming. People like to misunderstand me and get mad at me for things that are out of my control and not all my fault. I live with very difficult, sick, old people. I'm the only person under the age of 17 in my house. I am also homeschooled and I have no friends. I haven't seen a fellow teenager in roughly around a couple of months. I'm tired of people yelling at me and degrading me like my older siblings and parents do. I'm tired of being surrounded by killjoys. I've been really depressed for a while now. The only friends I have are hard to get a hold of, and they too, are not the most understanding.
I hit my head on walls a lot. I can't find anyone to talk to. Today I hit my head on the wall and it made me severely dizzy. It's probably not the best thing to be doing and I'm sure my brain has sustained some sort of damage. I just don't know what to do anymore.
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replied July 20th, 2013
So I'm 30 years old and ever since I was little I remember hitting myself in the head or anywhere on my body. I hit myself with a flashlight before and my family was wondering what I was doing they didn't think anything of it. But here I am a grown woman and still hitting myself in the head with my hard so hard or hitting my chest. Never in front of anybody but when I am very angry I feel the need to hit and let my aggression out in some way. It feels good. It feels like a release. I don't smoke or do any drugs. Maybe I should start smoking maybe it'll relax me. And the job I have now is a caregiver. I talk care of a 86 year old woman who drives me insane. I repeat and repeat and repeat she doesn't listen. I get very frustrated and hurt myself. I hate my life I hate my job I hate everything. I barely make ends meet. I don't have a boyfriend to confide in. My family doesn't understand. My family doesn't care. Overall life is a big pile of crap. The grass is greener on the other side. I'm done with everything. Fml.
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replied July 20th, 2013
hitting myself
I also hitting myself i know how you really feel,,becouse believe it or not I'm searching this morning in the net if its really a mental illness hitting oneself becouse its make me scared that I'm always doing it in my self everytime I feel angry or have an argument with my husband.and I read your story I cried .I feel exactly the same with yours,but when I'm hitting myself I feel become other person that I'm not the one who's doing it.everytime I punch my head my legs and pulled my hair I'm telling to my self you desrved it becouse you been bad..and really scared if I lost my mind or insane totaly..please help me to figure out I really don't know what to do.how'll stop. I prayed always to guide me and help me to control myself for not doing it.ilove my children I'm always seeing myself dead.but really afraid..
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replied August 5th, 2013
Anger...
Yesterday,I was angery and i was so mad that i grabbed some scissors(sharp) and for the first time ever i started stabbing my arm and i tried to stab my head and legs...then i punched myself in the nose bloody because i was so angery...
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replied October 7th, 2013
Depression n anger issues
Even I'm suffering from the same problem.. Whenever my husband n I have a fight I just cannot stop crying n everything from d past also pops in my mind n I continue to cry like a lunatic for hrs n then start slapping my face n hitting my head.. After tht he consoles me n loves me n it takes a lot of time for me to get out of my anger.. I even feel like commiting suicide.. I feel no1 needs me n I'm a burden on every1 arnd me.. It's do bad tht I just can't take it.. I need help I dnt want to continue like this.. I really need to get my anger in control..
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replied May 6th, 2014
sounds terrible
If you marry you are candidates for a divorce soon after that. You both have serious problems and you should deal with your particular problems first. Nevertheless you are not made for each other. You are both sick and need a psychologist.
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replied June 6th, 2014
Well at least you didn't share your lack of compassion through bible thumping. You just clearly and concisely stated your lack of understanding and compassion. At least you didn't blame God in your insensitivity!
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replied June 6th, 2014
Pain is real, bible thumpers fool only themselves!
I read through the first several posts and really felt the pain in these people's words. They have no one to confess their sin to as they feel they will be judged and the problem will be even worse. Then, I read all these Bible Thumping, NON CHRISTIANS who have to lie to themselves to get through the day. Because you NON-Christian, bible thumpers deny your own pain you have lost the sensitivity that GOD intended you to have. Everyone here who "preached" their own pain away, shame on you. Shame on your fooling yourself and then deny the pain another feels.
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replied June 18th, 2014
hi i also somehow did see it as self harm i used to hit myself sometimes and last night i took a few running headbutts at my fridge because im upset about a few things
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replied May 21st, 2015
Oh my God. I have been searching and searching for somebody like this. I have the exact same problem. So I'm 16 enemy parents have been getting mad at me etc. and after every fight id punch myself in the head until I passed out. I honestly hare myself. A lot. Only problem is is that nobody, well, understands. Please talk to me.
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replied May 21st, 2015
Oh my God. I have been searching and searching for somebody like this. I have the exact same problem. So I'm 16 enemy parents have been getting mad at me etc. and after every fight id punch myself in the head until I passed out. I honestly hare myself. A lot. Only problem is is that nobody, well, understands. Please talk to me.
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replied August 25th, 2015
I get angry because me and my boyfriend argue, whenever i'm a little stressed he says 'i'm fed up of you stressing'. That sentence gets me mad and then he even calls me other names, ignores me and swears at me. This gets me even more mad so that I want to hit him. I have hit him a few times but just a little tap to tell him to stop talking ver me, he then pins everything on me. Now I just hit myself, I bite my arms, a punch and slap my face, and I even strangle myself. He just laughs at this. I wish everything was diffferent. I used to cut myself when my whole family turned against me for being groomed and pressured into things when I was 14. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to destruct myself. I want to stop hitting.
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replied September 9th, 2015
You are doing that because you are trying to control your emotions that way. You are trying to change the focus of your thoughts to another direction. Try to find something that will make you happy, and distract your concentration that way.
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replied September 11th, 2015
It makes me so sad to see so many people with this problem. I too hurt myself when I am sad or angry, I usually hit my head against a wall or pound my hands until they are bruised and swollen, I've recently lost feeling on the right side of my hand because of this. Once I calm down I feel like such an idiot, the 'normal' me would never even think to hurt myself but at my low points its honestly the only thing I can do- hurting myself feels like the only way I can express such intense emotions, as if yelling or crying just isn't enough and if I don't do something to let my anger/sadness out I will explode.

I've gone to the doctor so many times I've lost count, they just push pills and more pills until I'm so doped up I feel nothing at all. How can a doctor spend 10mins with me and prescribe me a life altering drug?

I have found a bit of hope however and after seeing how many people suffer with the same problem I thought I could share my solution and maybe it will help some of you. It honestly sounds so cliche but the only thing that has helped me even remotely is learning to respect myself. I find I treat others far better than I treat myself and this was from my childhood where nothing I ever did was good enough for my parents and so I've always felt worthless. Its difficult, but I am literally forcing myself to see the good in me, learning to love myself and realize that nobody is better than me; we're all equals. And whenever I hurt myself I now try not to think how stupid it was, rather I think, "Everything is fine now, hurting yourself was not an act of stupidity but a response to a mental illness that is out of your control." I'm not trying to validate what I've done, but by accepting it instead of beating myself up over it I find I am less angry, less depressed and able to handle myself better next time.

I really hope everyone here finds a solution that works for them, just keep trying and remember that you are worth something and you are not alone in this. My prayers are with all of you <3
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replied October 5th, 2015
Haven't read all the posts but - am I the only one who worries myself sick every time I hit myself in the head that I might have seriously damaged myself? I know my head is used to being hit since I was a small child, so maybe my skull has toughened up to cope with it, but my head still hurts and my ears ring like anything and I always feel scared that I've damaged my brain or something. Of course it never stops me doing it again. I just get so angry with myself for being a failure and having wasted my life. And so angry with my stupid body for always being in pain and making me look stupid with a lot of anxiety-related ailments. The worse I feel the more I hit myself and I'm so scared that I'll end up going too far one day. I can't imagine telling my GP about it. He already refers to me as 'the one with all the mental problems'. (I still wish I'd said, "Name one!" or walked out when he said that) Oh well, I don't suppose this post will post. I'll be told I have to create an account or something. Still, good to know I'm not alone. Though It's awful that so many others are going through the same thing. Wouldn't it be great if we could all get together and give each other a gigantic hug? I reckon most of us have been pretty short on affection in our lives. So I send you all a virtual hug. Be kind to yourselves, and I'll try to do the same Smile
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replied October 5th, 2015
Active User, very eHealthy
2 Timothy 1:7
King James Version (KJV)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Sometimes im so tempted too, u know.
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