Depression

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by chiloob, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. chiloob

    chiloob Fapstronaut

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    I'm on day 25 and I'm starting to get swings of depression and anxiety. It's probably because I used PMO as a stress reliever for so many years, but knowing the issue doesn't make it any easier. Has anyone else gone through this? And if so, how long did it last for you?

    I know I'm healing and relapsing would make it worse so it's not like I'm tempted to PMO, but this this is still frustrating...
     
  2. ADC

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  3. fapadonna

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    chiloob,

    This is the ultimate challenge for many reasons. The mood swings are likely because we used PMO as stress release in the past. What you have to do now is keep busy. I have said this pretty well daily. Get out there & exercise your body. It is a way better way to handle stress. The mood swings will take time. Hang in there & stay strong. If I made it this far, anyone can.
     
  4. ItsTime93

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    Wish I could give you a quick cure for this, but I can't. All I can say is you are DEFINITELY not alone. I too am experiencing incredible swings in my emotional / mental equilibrium.

    For what it's worth, you have the right mindset. Relapse would just make it worse at this point. Endure. Keep going. What you're experiencing is completely natural as you break the dependency.
     

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