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It's normal feeling high after cutting?

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Last Updated: 10/27/2020 at 4:40am
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January 15th, 2015 2:31pm
Cutting can give an euphoric effect, that's part of the reason it can distract us from whatever stress or emotional pain we're feeling before doing it, and part of the reason it can be so addictive. Don't worry about feeling this way, it's normal to feel a kind of high afterwards, but I do hope you can talk to someone in your life or here at 7 Cups before you do cut. Maybe we can find a better way to get past how you're feeling, or maybe we can provide a distraction to help get you through it.
May 17th, 2015 9:52pm
It is normal to feel high after cutting because your body releases a "feel good" chemical called endorphins
January 10th, 2015 7:16pm
Yes, it's normal. Some people do it to feel alive, to feel relief. To not feel the emotional pain, so they take it out on their bodies. It's really normal, because you feel relieved. I feel relieved when I used drugs, and when I've cut also.
May 4th, 2015 7:41pm
Yes, it is. You have the feeling of being "high" after cutting. You are releasing the stress and pent up emotions that you have been holding in, and the cutting has released these so you tend to feel absolutely amazing.
February 16th, 2015 10:13pm
Yes, sort of. Cutting yourself releases endorphins which do make you "feel good" so feeling some sort of high after cutting yourself is normal.
January 4th, 2016 10:45am
Yes it is normal feeling high after cutting. But the high that you feel, is only very temporary. Also it is not a good high, you should not cut to feel high. Find something else that makes you feel happy or high, something that will not damage you in any way.
February 15th, 2016 8:30pm
Cutting releases chemicals in your brain that lead to an endorphin's like state. Because of this it is normal to feel a sense of euphoria after cutting. This feeling does not excuse the mental and physical damage this act is causing.
September 15th, 2015 10:10pm
Yes. Many people have different reactions. The important thing is that it's a temporary high. Instead of focusing on that high you get, focus on the long term happiness. What can you do to make that happiness or calm long term?
August 16th, 2016 1:50am
It's adrenaline, totally normal. I wouldn't say it's a "high" feeling just that ur body is overwhelmed with emotions
November 17th, 2015 3:36pm
Depending. Some people see it as a thrill and others see it as a way to get attention. After doing it for so long it can become that way. Please don't cut though
September 19th, 2016 4:31am
Yes cutting yourself causes you brain to release natural painkillers which in a sense yes can make you feel "high"
July 7th, 2015 3:45am
I'm sorry i never experienced cutting, so i don't know, but cutting itself is not normal i think you should see a professional
October 27th, 2020 4:40am
It is normal to feel a high after cutting. To the best of my knowledge, cutting can produce endorphins. In contrast, activities like exercise or listening to music can produce the same kind of endorphins. Cutting in itself can be harmful to your health. The cuts are open wounds. These wounds can expose you to a risk of infection if not treated. There's also the chance that you could cut an artery. It could also potentially cause scarring. Activities, like walking or dancing, which produce endorphins naturally can be both beneficial to your physical health, and your mental well being.
September 8th, 2015 5:05pm
Yes, it is normal, for cutting yourself releases adrenalin that heightens your sensations. Thus, you can feel a little high, or even feel some kind of euphoria.
May 30th, 2016 11:35pm
Yes. Your body releases endorphins that can make you feel happy. The same as when you take drugs or alcohol.