Why does pain = pleasure?

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by GS9, Aug 27, 2009.

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  1. GS9

    GS9 The Lost Boy

    With my life and all i own breaking down infront of me and the anxiety attacks

    I found a very pleasing way to deal with the pain

    I started to cut my hand (inner palm)
    And i found that the pain in a way calms me

    So know im wondering why?

    Note I dont cut my hand for suicidal or depression reasons,
    I rarely cut and only do when I am over welmed with stress and anxiety
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  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Instead of cutting do something that makes you happy. Cutting is not a good coping skill to start so try not to do this again. You will only do damage to your hand cause infection whatever stay well.
  3. Rose24

    Rose24 Chat & Forum Buddy

    Cutting releases endorphins which calm you and make you feel “high”. It’s just the body’s way of dealing with physical pain (and other stresses such as strenuous exercise ) to make it more bearable.
  4. GS9

    GS9 The Lost Boy

    Well I cut in very rare situtations, just last night i had a major anxiety attack
    As i was trying to relax Which i found impossible, I cut my hand which I was amazed that I relaxed afterwords and been wondering why:hugtackles:

    :hugtackles:Thanks so much :hug:
  5. Confusticated

    Confusticated Well-Known Member

    Some people find that physical pain takes their focus away from emotional pain
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