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Hitting myself
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-When I get upset, angry or frustrated I will hit myself.
-Mostly punches to the forehead.
-Last night I hit myself over the head with my phone repeatedly (I wasn't fond of the conversation).
-I will even wake myself up from sleep hitting myself. Which really scares me because I don't officially wake up untill I get maybe 5 good punches.
-I have constant head aches from this but i justifly my hitting to myself as a step away from cutting, which I did in my teens.

I just wondered if there was anyone else struggling with this issue of hitting too.

I just I loose control of my actions, a switch is flipped and i just want to relate my physical state of being to my emotional state of heartache, you know?
Posted on 10/10/07, 04:19 pm
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Reply #1 - 10/10/07  7:41pm
" I hit myself too! Once I did it so hard it actually left a hand mark on my arm :( Unfortunately, I don't know what to say... I try to be nice to myself as much as possible throughout the day... it seems to help. Smiling and laughing and being around other people helps a lot, too "
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Reply #2 - 10/10/07  10:19pm
" yea man i do that sometimes! i used to punch my arm or leg... i even punched myself in the face a few times to the point where i got a black eye. its sooo weird the things that you do when that switch flips in your head.

i dont really know how to stop it... i try to talk myself through it when i feel like its gonna happen. it all goes back to putting that aggression towards something else and not yourself. "
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Reply #3 - 10/11/07  1:14am
" I used to hit myself too until I found much more damaging ways to hurt myself. I think this is common with self-injury. However, waking up to discover that you are hitting yourself is not as common and could be a sign of an REM sleep disorder (among other possibilities). I would strongly suggest you consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist about this symptom pattern. My thoughts are with you. "
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Reply #4 - 10/11/07  1:29am
" I can relate. I would smack myself with the back of a brush to my head. All I can say is surround yourself with people that you can laugh with. "
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Reply #5 - 10/11/07  11:39am
" I hit my head too i do it repeatedly when i want to punnish my self about the abuse im dealing with,i have tried to stop but i keep doing it. "
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Reply #6 - 11/05/08  11:11pm
" I hit myself in the forehead as well. I can't help it. I get soooooo frustrated that I can't think and I just start hitting my self in the head. It had been getting worse lately and I am becoming more concerned. "
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Reply #7 - 04/20/09  11:14am
" i hit myself just lastnite..because me & my bf got into a fight & i tried to stop myself but i really couldn't anger took over me.first i hit myself on the right side where my jaw is at about 3 times..i paused & switched to the other side...my bf was just sitting there watching me like any other person in that situation would do...finally i stopped with my face all bruised up & hurting i said "why didnt you stop me". he didnt reply..it took me about 20 mins after that episode to calm down but after that i was fine...this morning i decided to do something about it so i made an account on here in the hopes of finding some advice..i do this because i feel like i deserve it or to stop myself from hitting my bf...im only 18 & this has been going on for about a yr..i want it to stop now because im a beautiful young women & i feel like i am being selfish by doing this "
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Reply #8 - 04/20/09  7:20pm
" Yeah I hit myself sometimes. But I'm trying to stop. I used to hit myself a long time ago, but I never tagged it as harmful or self-injury. I then started to cut myself last october and stopped in february. Then I started to hit myself again. I started to give myself huge bruises on my arms. I found out, it can actually really damage. Its very harmful.
About the hitting when you wake up, as another said, you should tell a doctor or psychiatrist
I'm here if you ever need to talk "
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Reply #9 - 05/23/09  2:52pm
" i have a pretty big problem with this too. ive blacked out many times from hitting my head against the wall. i blacked out at my friends house after punching my face several times then banging my head into the table. idky i did it. but i woke up on the couch abt an hour later with a huge headache. its one of those things that you start with so much force that before you realize what your doing youve already done so much damage. "
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Reply #10 - 10/26/09  7:00pm
" I hit myself as well. I am 24 years old and have done this since I was 17. I haven't hit myself for over a year until last night. I got in an argument with my fiance and started punching myself in the face. I am writing this with a black eye, bumps on my head, and my ear is swollen. I am very ashamed, I have never done it this bad. I want to stop hitting my fiance when I am mad, and I never want to do this to myself again. I need advice and support. I'm so glad I am not the only one. "

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