Can extreme binge pmoing cause irrational fear/anxiety?

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  1. Pathofsuccess_1

    Pathofsuccess_1 Fapstronaut

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    I just got off a bad pmo binge. I’ve been having irrational ocd/anxiety.

    that same anxiety is the reason why the binge went on for so long in the first place.

    like I’ll relapse at first, then I do it again, and then after a few times the anxiety gets worse and worse so I feel worse, therefore I also happen to have ocd, and it causes me to relapse before I start the streak to make the “perfect” streak without any bad thoughts or anything

    my head is just really twisted up right now because of constant pmo for days on end.
     
  2. Redemptionisrequired

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    Definitely, PMO on its own created anxiety in my life. A binge makes things worse.

    If you relapse before to start a "perfect" streak you're going in with the wrong mindset. It means you're letting yourself indulge in your addiction regardless of streak outcome. I'd suggest you download pornblockers and give the password to a trusted family member or friend. Cold Turkey is a good one (you can add specific sites as well I.e reddit/instagram/twitter). Theres a whole thread dedicated to what you can use to block porn on various devices, you should check it out.

    The longer you carry on the path of using PMO and binging on top of it, the quicker your health will deteriorate and your anxiety will increase. Unplug, study nofap, read that again, I said study nofap, mediate and develop a mantra to stop a fantasy as it pops into your head. When you get at deeper levels of abstinence you need to work out what you've been avoiding and using PMO to hide from. Might be regret, failure, I suggest cognitive behavioural therapy as well , if you can.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  3. Pathofsuccess_1

    Pathofsuccess_1 Fapstronaut

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    you are exactly correct. That helped a lot.

    When I am on a streak , the feeling of being pmo free is amazing.

    when I binge. My anxiety gets worse and worse, because I am reminded that pmo will never better anything. Pmo is a trap.

    My last fap earlier today, I knew that I needed to just stop. For the sake of my health.

    I’ve had some terrible stuff happen to me because of pmo. I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but it’s the worst.
     
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    I don't think you sound dramatic, I know sadly know exactly what you mean. I wish I could back an undo all the time I spent doing PMO, I've just 4-5 years ago, I would not be going through this type of withdrawal. At the same time, don't play the victim, you are in control as that urge pops into your head, you are in control of what your next action is. It's empowering to think this way.

    Also, don't have an all or nothing attitude, if you slip up. Learn from it. But do NOT binge.
     
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  5. PMO addict1

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    yes It does... I m victim of it myself.... I was also findimg the prefect start .. and due to it I fapped 24 times in a single day last year just before my current streak..... And it caused me Insane anxiety and depression... Its been almost 300 days in this streak and Still feelimg same... brain feels like blank.. everything feels unreal. U can see my journal from start of 2020.., Its almost same situation like yours
     
  6. Pathofsuccess_1

    Pathofsuccess_1 Fapstronaut

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    well said. Especially holding yourself accountable.

    This is all a result of poor choices on oneself. We are not the victim. The only way is to face the problems head on.
     
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  7. Pathofsuccess_1

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    Are you doing hardmode? and if so have you been peeking/edging on the streak?
     
  8. Navigator

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    great question, I've myself been on streaks of about 3 months, edged and peeked from time to time but told myself it's okay because I did not finish, foolish excuses. The minute you begin touching yourself the streak is over!
     
  9. Pathofsuccess_1

    Pathofsuccess_1 Fapstronaut

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    Definitely true. You cannot touch whatsoever.
     
  10. PMO addict1

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    Hardmode , No peaking or edging
     
  11. Pathofsuccess_1

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    and you have no benefits after 300 days?
     
  12. PMO addict1

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    No, I feel even worse.
     
  13. Pathofsuccess_1

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    If you are not seeking visual stimulation, partaking in physical self stimulation, or intentionally orgasming, I don’t know how that could be possible.

    Was there any point in the reboot where you felt like you were getting benefits? Or has it been like this the entire time..
     

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