An Irish woman severed her own finger after suffering from years of chronic pain.
Meghan Cullen, 25, cut off her right index finger on Feb. 15 because she could no longer tolerate the pain, Yahoo! News reports.
She suffered from a condition called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), which typically develops in the limbs, hands or feet after surgery or injury.
Cullen’s pain began after her finger got caught in a car door eight years ago.
“I’ve decided I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough of the pain,” she told radio host Neil Prendeville on Feb. 20 during an episode of his RedFM show.
Cullen tried multiple pain medications, pain-blocking injections, and surgery, but her pain only got worse.
She initially attempted to sever her finger in 2015. She then asked her doctors to perform a surgical amputation, but they refused.
“On Friday, I had enough,” she said on the show.
“I’m not saying exactly how I did it,” she told Prendeville. “I don’t want people doing what I did.”
Cullen said afterward, her pain levels instantly dropped.
“Ever since I’ve been brilliant,” she said. “It’s a new pain, but it’s a manageable pain.”
Performing self-amputations at home is not recommend as it can cause a number of serious medical complications such as blood loss or infection.