ok, so i did some reading on Munchhausen. and a lot of it fits. when i was younger (7-23) i did spend a lot of time in the hospital either because of what i did to myself or someone else did. i have had so many surgerys i really cant count them. but for the last 20 years i don't really leave the house, other then work or family, or church. i only go to my doc 1 a year (because my insurance mandates it) but most of my self-harm still is done in ways that medically cause me problems, i just don't seek help. when i was younger i did have psych eval, they gave me a lot of labels most of which fall under personality (mood) problems.View Thread
the only time i wanted to " get attention" was when i was young and living at "home" ... most of the time self-harming is something i have kept hidden. i am most comfortable with being invisible to the world. thank you for your insight. you guys help me a lot.View Thread
ok at first i was angry and insulted, i could not imagine where you came up with that idea, but then i look it up and read about it., i must admit that dose sound like me. so is it different then self-harming or the same ?View Thread
good ??. i am going on 40 years of sh ing. some time are easyer, but it has always been with me. i have learned to hide it and make it part of my life, for good or bad i have no other answerView Thread
have noticed a pattern in my self harming, i started it as a child (7) to get of having to do things,( like going to school) no one knew i was self harming because i made it look like a medical problem. (bloody nose) as i grew older (10-13 )i had other reasons for acting out and i desperately want to draw attention to myself so self harm was obvious. ( burning, cutting,etc) everyone knew i was self-harming. once i was on my own (14-23)( married to a abusive man) i often was able to pass it off as an accident. when i was out of that hell (23- 50) i was bake to hiding it, or sometimes passing it as a accident. any way the only time i was know as a "self-harmer" is when i so desperately needed attention... the rest of the time it has been my own private hell that i share with no one( other then online) dose any one Else have a pattern like this?View Thread
yes, it sounds simple but i was looking to see if any one had ever used it. therapy is a trigger for me so i usually stay away from it. i over heard some family members taking about this, so i was curiousView Thread
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