Quoting Monsieur Tastybutt:" I typically view most things in a psychiatry specific sense. Mostly because I study psychopharmacology as a hobby. lol I think that I would've loved the organized religion debate."
Haha! I used to steal my sister's abnormal psych books. Good times.
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" Thank you for shareing. Is it like a "high" for you? I think I am(or maybe, I know) addicted to food. ... [snip!] ... I have never had a problem with my weight, always been average sized and healthy. but not anymore.....I just. Don't. Know. :-/"
It feels like a genuine physical need, like eating or drinking- like I need it to survive. Logically, I know that I don't literally need it, but it feels like I do. I feel on edge if I can't have sex. Masturbating helps, but it's like a quick fix, it's only short-term. Actual sex with my boyfriend can get me through almost 18-24 hours without craving it severely. After that point, it takes a BIG effort to not be really mean and cruel. Right now, my boyfriend has not been feeling well for 2 days... I've masturbated 5 separate times, twice just this afternoon.
I am proud of myself that I do not neglect my children to do this, and that it isn't affecting them in any way.
Quoting The Doctor:" I would say a compulsion is something that you do without thinking. An addiction is something that you ... [snip!] ... yelling at your spouse because no one went out and got beer, and then storming out of the house with no shoes on... addiction."
Quoting ProginoskesII (SuperKink):" It feels like a genuine physical need, like eating or drinking- like I need it to survive. Logically, ... [snip!] ... afternoon. I am proud of myself that I do not neglect my children to do this, and that it isn't affecting them in any way."
Oh ok, I understand what you are saying. Mine is like a high( only way I can describe it, ) I just feel instantly numb and happy after I eat. Like even though everything in my life has fell apart and (finacial wise ) DH and I are trying to get ourselves back on our feet and its been very,very stressful, a yummy meal never fails to make me happy. I wonder if it could be my genetics too. Everyone on my Mothers side is terribly obese(over 300 lbs) I have really been thinking about getting help bc I REALLY don't want it to get out of more control than what it already is.
I hope to overcome it one day bc its affecting my health in a bad way. I want to be healthy for my children and I.
Quoting I❤V&B:" I don't think I'm addicted to anything. I obsess over shit sometimes but then lose interest like 2 days ... [snip!] ... an addict, right? Well I don't think so. I can't even think about that shit without making a face. I'm not interested at all. "
That's awesome Mama, how long have you been clean?
Quoting I❤V&B:" I slipped up last month but not counting that I haven't done it in 18 months. "
that's really good Mama :) Did you get help or something?
Quoting I❤V&B:" No, I got pregnant lol. "
lol, Okay. Well that's still awesome! Not all women on drugs quit while they are pregnant and YOU did AND continued to quit after haveing your baby, that is really awesome *hugs* :-)
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" Oh ok, I understand what you are saying. Mine is like a high( only way I can describe it, ) I just ... [snip!] ... already is. I hope to overcome it one day bc its affecting my health in a bad way. I want to be healthy for my children and I."
I do feel a high afterwards, but that's just a bonus. The main thing is the feeling of satisfaction, of having a thirst quenched kind of thing.
Quoting I❤V&B:" Thanks for the support. :) Fortunately, I don't have an addictive personality so I'm able to see that my children are more important. I understand that addicts can't do always do this. :("
I agree with MyPurrrtyBabies.. Nothing is funny about the heroin & meth "joke"! I was addicted to opiates for years. I've been to rehab twice. And pregnancy definitely doesn't stop everyone from doing drugs and that's really sad to see. I know a girl who is addicted to heroin(seriously) & is 5 months pregnant. She's had at least one miscarriage (at over 6 months) b/c of this. I have a really addictive personality & have known this for years, but for some reason, have gone back to drugs several times. It's been years now, but I still consider myself an opiate addict. Add Nicotine & caffeine to that too...