throbbing and itching

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by MourningAngel, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. MourningAngel

    MourningAngel Well-Known Member

    hey, I've got these very annoying problems:
    1.I usually self harm directly before I go to bed and thanks to the throbbing I can't sleep, I always have to wait until it stopps. How can I stop it faster or ignore it?

    2.When it heals it itches horribly, what helps to stop the itching or at least make it better?
     
  2. Scum

    Scum Well-Known Member

    Try something cool, like a cold flannel and rest it on it, for both.
     
  3. Rachel123

    Rachel123 Well-Known Member

    I'm the same... I cut RIGHT before bed 99 percent of the time.

    I usually don't wait for all of the bleeding to stop before I lay down to start the falling asleep process so I always wrap mine in gauze and a tensor bandage....then right before I'm about to fall asleep I take it off.

    For the itching...... I just moisturize the hell out of it.
     
  4. MourningAngel

    MourningAngel Well-Known Member

    thx for the replies, I'll try some of them:smile:

    though i'm sure it helps they're not very practical when i'm in school though, got a few tipps for when i'm out somewhere?
     
  5. mmm28

    mmm28 Member

    wet towel is the only thing i can think of- that stops throbbing & itching for me, but you're right-that's not very discreet when you're out in public
     
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