does anyone elses arms feel funny during an urge? (trigger warning)

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by simagirl, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. simagirl

    simagirl Active Member

    I havent cut for 4 months and 15 days (yeah..ive been counting) but now that things are starting to get stressful again, my thoughts have begun to drift back to self harm.

    and when i get urges, i get a really light tingle sensation in my arms (or where ever i was thinking about cutting). it drives me crazy because i really want to avoid cutting myself and the only way i used to make the feeling go away was to cut that area. ugh

    so, anybody else get this?
  2. Broken Wings

    Broken Wings Well-Known Member

    Yes. Oh god yes. I hate that. It feels almost itchy, but its IN the skin... and it won't go away...


    Good job on every single one of those days!
  3. Spearmint

    Spearmint Well-Known Member

    Yeah, mine feel itchy, so I like rub them to see if it'll go away, but like Broken_Wings said, it's like under the skin..
  4. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    yep, for me it's more like an ache, but it's a physical craving as well as an emotional urge, too. pushups or lifting weights helps exhaust my arms so the physical urge is less; the emotional urge is still there, though. that's when i use every single one of my coping mechanisms.
  5. DrownedGirl

    DrownedGirl Well-Known Member

    I have a word for that..crawling in my skin..and it is kind of true.
  6. simagirl

    simagirl Active Member

    wow i thought i was the only one. (as usual..)

    its so wierd isnt it? sometimes, i massage my arms (kind of a rough massage) and it can help sometimes...its like your arms are craving stimulation or something...
  7. Crying All Time

    Crying All Time Well-Known Member

    Yes, I feel something like that too.
  8. jane doe

    jane doe Well-Known Member

    i feel it everytime i need to hurt, its so damn desesperating!
  9. Lost Forever

    Lost Forever Well-Known Member

    yeh, i feel it too(((
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