Penny Century

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  1. ugh. guy, this sounds like you're a walking roofie. joking is ok, but crossing lines and making people feel uncomfortable is not. don't be a jerk.
  2. Hey humanoid, I think the desire for symmetry is quite common. Probably a connection to OCDesque tendencies, a comfort it it. Like Wooster said. I used to always cut on both arms, same number of times on each side. Do you think you could take that knowledge, that it's a compulsion for symmetry, and channel it into a less harmful coping skill? Maybe something ritualistic having to do with balance like stenciling or etc.? (the butterfly is really schmarmy, isn't it?)
  3. Hey vondick I'm glad to hear that you're getting help finally. That sucks that your pain was sidelined for so many years. A friend of mine called me strong the other day, and I cursed him out for twenty minutes. I think, sometimes, it's just exhausting being strong. People say you're so strong you're like a rock, and what flashes into my head is that childhood I never got to have, and it just pisses me off. Makes me want to have a tantrum. Once in a while I do. The other day I was sitting in bed with a guy I was dating. I was reading an article about Britney Spear's engagement and I was like "Wow, this is kinda freaky. She's marrying her manager, and her dad has power of attorney. She doesn't have any control of her own life." and he said "Well, she isn't in her right mind, perhaps it's for the best." and I said "You are a fucking asshole." and he said "Does that scare you because you're afraid that might happen to you? Yeah, that must be so weird for you." So I broke up with him. I broke up with him because I felt othered. I am saying this not to berate you. Not to make you also feel othered. But to explain why people reacted so strongly. I do not think that you don't belong on this board. You are more than welcome here. Like you I did not remember my original trauma at first, and I still do not remember the bulk of it, but I'm not as cut off from my emotions as I used to be.
  4. Tumblr Takes a Stand Against "Self Harm" Blogs (Maybe I should post this in news.) Good for them, right? Too many tumblrs full of pro ana and cutting glorification IMO.
  5. This is so exciting. It gives more legitimacy to the disorder (imo). and it seems to work. i take it for anxiety and the pain from chronic fatigue (which is related to fibro) and it has done me a world of good. FDA Approves First Drug for Treating Fibromyalgia