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  1. New member saying hello and to let you know about me

    well glad I found this place when it comes to self harm I've done alought of it mostly on my arms im 30/m which I guess in the self harm world is weird most of the help I've sought off the internet was for women teen girls mostly.

    I have a great psychiatrist as well as a great family doc who have tried to help the best they can but I guess in this area there are no self harm programs that they can recomend.

    Me and my doc have been trying to study why I do it for awhile I thought it was an addiction due to the fact that it gave me a kinda high, but now I'm not so sure do to the fact that I've gone as long as 2 months without cutting, I,ve read some of the other posts and alought of you talk about your scars I too have alought of them mostly on my arms in april I had surgery skin graft for a self inflicted burn which was pretty embarassing the plastic surgeon was very nice but I still felt like **** like I was waisting her time.

    That was april I managed to go from then until a week ago without doing anything, but things got to me and I cut myself, I think or well I know I'm not a very asertive person so I brush off things that bother me and let things build and then it seems the cutting is like a pressure valve exploding it gets rid of alought of built up frustration and anger which is why it feels good I guess.

    Anyway thanks for listening good to be here.

    ps... a junkie has rehab, an alcoholic has AA and a self harmer has ??????

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    new member saying hello and to let you know about me

    a junkie has rehab, an alcoholic has AA and a self harmer has ??????
    Therapy and, where available, support groups.

  3. new member saying hello and to let you know about me

    hello dr. Baxter we are both in Ottawa was just wondering if you knew of any self harm support groups in this area?
    thanks.

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    new member saying hello and to let you know about me

    Not that I've been able to find so far...

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    new member saying hello and to let you know about me

    It can be hard to find support groups for this type of thing, I am no where near you so I can't help but I do hope that you find one.

    Are there any that are not that but similar and so could be of use that you could at least look into?

    Heather...

  6. new member saying hello and to let you know about me

    hey thanks for the response heather and DR.baxter saw my doc today and was told he managed to get the drug revia covered for me for 6 months from health canada told me it's a drug that will block any high or positive feeling I get from self harm so I'm starting it tomorrow and I'll just hope for the best. so we'll see.

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    new member saying hello and to let you know about me

    Interesting. I'm not familiar with that medication. I'll see what I can find out about it.

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    new member saying hello and to let you know about me

    At pubmed.com, there are a number of studies on self-injury and naltrexone (ReVia). From a more recent study:

    Eighty percent of subjects were reported to improve relative to baseline (i.e., SIB reduced) during naltrexone administration and 47% of subjects SIB was reduced by 50% or greater.

    Self-injurious behavior and the efficacy of naltrexone treatment: a quantitative synthesis. (2004)
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    new member saying hello and to let you know about me

    Fascinating. Thanks, Daniel. I was just starting to do a search.

    Abstract and more inforkmation posted here.

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    new member saying hello and to let you know about me

    BTW, since ReVia is also prescribed to help with narcotic and alcohol addiction, your doctor hopefully told you to avoid alcohol and drugs that contain narcotics or alcohol:

    Do not take any prescription or over-the-counter medicine to treat a cold, cough, pain, or diarrhea while taking naltrexone without first talking to your doctor. These medicines may contain narcotics or alcohol.

    Do not take naltrexone with any of the following drugs without first talking to your doctor:

    disulfiram (Antabuse);
    thioridazine (Mellaril);
    buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutrex);
    codeine (Tylenol with Codeine, others);
    hydrocodone (Lorcet, Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen, others);
    hydromorphone (Dilaudid);
    levorphanol (Levo-Dromoran);
    meperidine (Demerol);
    methadone (Dolophine, Methadose);
    morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, MSIR, OMS, Roxanol, Oramorph SR, others);
    oxycodone (M-Oxy, OxyContin, OxyIR, Roxicodone, Percocet, Percodan, others);
    oxymorphone (Numorphan); or
    propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet, others).

    Naltrexone - Yahoo Health
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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