Depressed at day 27

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by NoneForMeThanks, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. NoneForMeThanks

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    Hello Fapstronauts,
    I'm on day 27 on Hard Mode. This last week I've been getting progressively more depressed. I can still function, but my mood had been seriously disrupted. A lot of the time I feel like crying for no reason, and otherwise things just seem flat and dull. I don't know why. I speculate because my brain is just adjusting to not getting as much dopamine. Is this normal? Has anyone read about this? Has anyone else experienced this? I really need some feedback. Thank You
     
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  2. reedman

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    Depression is natural after burying your feelings with porn for so long. I agree that the pangs come on stronger as time goes on. My suggestion is to think about how much more depressed you'll be if you give in to the porn. The psychological boost you will get at hitting 30 days can't be overstated, man. Just remember that this this too shall pass!
     
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  3. NoneForMeThanks

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    Thank you Reedman. You are very encouraging, and I appreciate your insight
     
  4. MelancholyWeightlifter

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    I feel ya man. I'm pretty much just kinda depressed all the time... Not severely, just a "light" depression.
     
  5. Squeaky Soul

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    I am sorry about your relapse man. Give it another go an you will reach your goal :)

    ~Squeaky Soul
     
  6. NoneForMeThanks

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    Melancholy,
    It just sucks because I should be feeling super confident and outgoing, but I honestly feel the opposite. It is discouraging.... I'm really just hoping it will go away. Good work on your 31 brother, you should be proud of that.

    Squeaky,
    Didn't relapse, just feeling sad. If you're thinking about the counter I had it was for unnecessary internet use. I took it off, didn't really like it… still on day 27
     
  7. MelancholyWeightlifter

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    We'll snap out of it I'm sure. The body and mind hate change, most likely our hormones are just trying to find homeostasis again.
     
  8. NoneForMeThanks

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    Dude, this advise was a huge game changer for me.
    I realized, because you said this, that this was the only thing I was focusing on lately. So, yesterday I went out and got a game of frisbee going, and it turned into a mega game with tons of people. I met so many people, and I didnt feel depressed at all. My confidence was high and my social barriers were nearly gone. Thank you my friend...
     
  9. jw88

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    Can I just say something..

    Lots of people here think they're depressed as a result of not fapping. I think that's a ridiculous assumption. What happens is, people start their no fapping regime, and they become more aware and mindful of their feelings. Being depressed occasionally is natural, and the expectation that not fapping is going to cure all your problems can make it worse.
    When you're depressed the best thing to do is notice it, and don't fight it, let it be there, ride the wave. It will pass, it always does.

    Fapping might make it worse, but it's much more likely to have another cause.
     
  10. roft

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    HELLO FRIENDS ,
    REALY BOTHER ABOUT MY FEELING.MUCH DEPRESED AND LONELY. I THINK I HAD PASSSED MY FLATLINE PERIOD.MOREOVER I HAD MORE SEXUAL URGES THAN EVER SINCE I STARTED MY JOURNEY. PLEASE HELP ME I AM DEMOTIVATED.ANYONE TELL WHY THIS HAPENING:mad::(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::oops::oops:o_Oo_O:rolleyes::rolleyes:o_O
     
  11. Geel Jump

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    Hi! I have not read your post! but I wish you all the best. Don't give up!
    I'm new here sorry, I'm a hurry! and I have a story to share with you soon- tomorrow.
     

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