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self harm scar question (Triggering Material)

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:56 am
by keluca
I Self Harm quite a bit and the cuts seem to have gotten deeper the last few months, my GP knows about it and she keeps an eye on the wounds but I just wondered if someone who has wounds that have healed can help me out a little

I have quite a few that have healed over but they are quite a high raised scar now, they are very red (which Im not too bothered about because I know I caused them and no-one will see them) but even though they were done months ago and have healed they are still quite sore to touch (or even when clothing touches they can take my breath at times)

Is it normal for them still to be sore at this stage?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:13 am
by ardent
No it's not, sounds like an infection to me, did you tell your gp about that?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:21 am
by keluca
I haven't no, she has seen them and when they were open I ended up having anti biotics for them, but I presumed because they were deeper it would take longer to heal

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:39 am
by ardent
Well yes, longer. But not months. Ask your GP for advice.

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:46 pm
by carly450
yes mine were sore for ages....if people as i lie and say a cat attacked me...they seem to believe that xx

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:59 pm
by Obayan
I agree, sounds like an infection. Please show your doc.

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:01 pm
by keluca
Thank you all
I will try and get to the dr soon xx

Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:33 am
by Obayan
I'm glad you decided to go to the doctor. Please keep us posted.


Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:13 pm
by GLEEmiaj
Well.. i went to the drs and they gave me a cream to put on the scars.
You can barely see them now. :D

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:19 pm
by Warmsoul/Jeanie13
(((((((((((((( Glee )))))))))))))

Great news, glad you went and the doctor could help.


Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:25 pm
by Monty
Glad that you were able to get to the doctor and get some cream for them.

Did that behavior quite a while ago. I was able to stop it but it took a lot of work at a therapist. Still am scarred though.

It is an illness that is hard to share with anyone, other than a professional.

Do you have a psychiatrist or therapist that you could talk to about it.
Too touchy a subject to talk to with friends.