Day 32 - flatline hits

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  1. Nagos

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    So I've been 32 days off PMO and the flatline is hitting me hard.

    I don't want to do anything, my life feels like a burden, like there's no sense at all to live. I'm anxious. I know it's just the lack of dopamine an stress from withdrawl.

    Guess it's staying like that for the next two weeks or even getting worse.

    How long was your flatline, when did you really felt cured?
     
  2. PaFappa the Rapper

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    It seems to always be different in my experience. Allow yourself to experience how you're feeling, because at some point you will feel a wave of energy, a giant surge, and you won't even know what to do with all that energy!
     
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  3. PaFappa the Rapper

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    Additionally, the positive of the flatline is it's smooth sailing if you don't test yourself.
     
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  4. mentorr

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    Yesterday I slipped back into the flatline after weeks of being 'somewhat' out of it. I was tired, I didn't feel like working, I didn't feel like going to the gym, in short I didn't feel like doing anything. Do you know what I did?

    I cut out of work early (with permission), I put on a documentary and ordered my favourite food. Guilt free.

    After weeks of attending the gym religiously, cold showering, meditating, reading and eating healthy, sometimes it is ok to say 'I am in the flatline and I feel like shit'. I think life is about being open and honest with yourself, and if in the moment you do not feel like doing anything, don't beat yourself up and force yourself to do the things you are struggling to do. Do not get me wrong, after 1 lazy day, I am back up and forcing myself to tidy the flat and attend the gym. However the point is, sometimes it is ok to accept how you feel instead of strong arming yourself to do the things you clearly do not have the energy to do.

    While this flatline has probably hit hard, it will not last forever and is always a good indication of the fact that you are HEALING.
     
  5. TruthIsFreedom

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    Ty for this comment, i´m on my third day and i´m most of the time in pain and crying, althought i´m going to gym and working as much as i can (40% of my normal productivity), i was needing this comment!, now i´m going for a walk coz i don´t feel like i want to be infront of computer working, i will try later!
     
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  7. ReelToReal

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    Flat as fuck here too man. I’m 32 days no PMO, still flat. Currently don’t even want sex right now, emotionally don’t care much as I know I should. Stresses me emotionally so badly. Like shit won’t work or be right when I start to get my drive back. I’m just so dead sick of the bigger picture nothing that porn has held me back with in my life. Fk’n done. I’m doing my best to trust the process. All the best, keep on!
     
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  8. TruthIsFreedom

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    I´m very curious about people that stays in te "flat line" for a long time and expect to feel good somewhere in the future and thats it.

    I mean, once we stop PMO / any adiction you can put here then our real self and emotions rise to the surface.

    With this i´m trying to tell you that maybe now that you almost killed your adiction maybe it´s time to improve/changue your life for the better, i mean, yes you were numbing yourself with porn just to not feel like you´re feeling now but now that you allowed yourself to feel your emotions then maybe it´s time to slowly changue your life anda find a purposse to start working on.

    Kisses!
     
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  9. ReelToReal

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    Keep your freak kisses to yourself
     
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  10. maz20

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    NoFap is kind of like "taking the red pill" in the famous movie The Matrix.

    But, flatline is like the guy who took the red pill, but then rather than exploring Zion and chilling with everyone, is instead angrily cradling himself a dark corner of a room pouting/muttering "This sucks! I should've just stayed in the matrix & took the blue pill!" (In other words -- the worldview here is basically a pouty/angry "Nyaahhh!! Nuh uh!! It's either the Matrix or nothing!!")

    TL;DR -- the red pill does not turn you into a "Neo" or some happy resident of Zion. You have to do more than just merely "remove" the veil of the matrix. (And you can do that "more" whenever you choose to -- there's no "requirement" that flatline has to last some minimum amount of time nor any "guarantee" that it won't last past some maximum amount of time either!).

    *Edit: granted not everyone is often willing to give up their prior worldviews like Neo and instantly become a great resident of Zion (some of this may have just been "movie magic", btw!). And for those guys (no offense to NoFap) I also actually wouldn't recommend doing or continuing NoFap either -- after all, if you're trying something but keep getting a flatline and not getting out of it, there's not much a reason to continue IMO... (in other words, yes do feel free to try it out again, but just at a different time then)
     
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  11. filmit57

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    How did you feel during the first 32 days before the flatline started?
     
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  12. Happy Man

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    It could last up to 2 years. The most important thing is your healing, it's a very good sign :) My one was up to about 2 years.

    I had 2 issues though:

    1. pied
    2. psychological issues

    I was able to fix all 2 of these.

    I know you can push through my friend. We are rooting for you and we are ALL in this together.

    Please Gary can you help? Why am I back to flatline? | Your Brain Rebalanced

    Read this post by Gabe
     
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  13. Nagos

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    Hey man, hold on, we will feel amazing when we get out of this flatline.
     
  14. Nagos

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    So the first 7 days I was flat, day 8-14 I felt good as far as I remember, then ups and downs till day 19, day 20 - 26 strong urges, 27 - 30 empty, after that the flatline began. Today is day 38 and I feel really sick.
     
  15. Abel100%

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    Hola soy nuevo hoy llegaré 13/21 bueno. Siempre he luchado con sentimientos depresivos , en estos días me he sentido perdido sin fuerzas y metas... Me imagino que estoy en esa línea plana ? En fin Sigo leyendo ... Pero No deseo recaer ahorita para nada .
     
  16. TruthIsFreedom

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    Awesome post man, i love that film and the analogy you just did is awesome.

    I´m reading people having a flatline for 2 years, i think that´s the time that person needed to be brave and start facing the real world and getting what he want.

    You can be in a flat line of 7 days per example lol

    Stay strong!
     
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