Relapse and Urges

Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Zeldcat, Feb 10, 2014.

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  1. Zeldcat

    Zeldcat Member

    Hi I'm new here (obviously). My psychiatrist told me that the last thing to go is my urges. I've been getting them really strongly lately for absolutely no reason at all. It's not that I actually want to die... I just feel like I HAVE to swallow a bunch of pills to feel alright again... Any advice or anything will be much appreciated.
  2. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    The urges are a "comfortable place" - a well worn habit of a place to go to when things look at all stressful. For many it is a safety valve of sorts that reminds them they "have a way out" if it gets too hard. Urges are less of an issue than acting on urges obviously. It is like alcoholics or drug addicts that have recovered - the urge is not the problem - just knowing you do not have to act on it is what matters ....

    I am glad you are getting professional help plus found us here for additional support.
  3. Zeldcat

    Zeldcat Member

    They're becoming impulsive and I'm trying to stop myself but I can't because I have to do it
  4. LostInMyDaydreams

    LostInMyDaydreams Well-Known Member

    Hello, just wanted to Welcome you to the Forum. :)

    This place is very helpful and sure you'll find lots of support on here!

    You're in my thoughts.
  5. justsomegirl

    justsomegirl Well-Known Member

    Hi and welcome, I hope you find comfort and support here. As NYJmpMaster said, it's a comfort thing; that action is associated with "feeling better". Maybe talk to your psychiatrist and brainstorm some different self-soothing activities? Good luck, and welcome again!
  6. SuicideSam

    SuicideSam Banned Member

    Hi and welcome to SF Zeld, I hope you can overcome the urges and stay safe buddy
  7. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    Only natural Zeldcat - we all have urges whether it be alcohol cigarettes or whatever - with me it is self harming which is a coping mechanism for me so yours is no less important than anyone else's

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