Do you get intense depression and sudden crying moods when you are on NoFap?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Newdawn930, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Newdawn930

    Newdawn930 Fapstronaut

    Sometimes I feel like there is a wave of depression hitting me, I am not sad it is just I feel so sensitive to anything that can make me sad, I know that I am not truly sad but I find that I can't stop myself of crying in this mood.. weird!
    I also feel that my head is sleepy and I feel lethargic when this happens.
    Any similar experiences?
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  2. ThisTrainDontStop

    ThisTrainDontStop Fapstronaut

    I have heard other people say they get more irritable, angry, etc. on NoFap. It's because PMO numbs your emotions, so NoFap brings them out again. Try to figure out the root of the problems that are causing those emotions and work to fix them. NoFap opens your eyes to those problems.
  3. randomname3

    randomname3 Fapstronaut

    Yes this is normal and happened to me off and on for a few weeks. A lot of it will just go away as you rewire. But loke the first guy said, be on the lookout for the portion of it that's due to real ongoing issues.
  4. OnTheEdge

    OnTheEdge Fapstronaut

    I had this when I very first started nofap. I cried about stuff that happened a year previously which had not bothered me in all that time. I still have anxiety and depression but I seem to be able to be more rational about it now than before I started nofap. I can't say it has got any better though.
  5. leppardfan25

    leppardfan25 Fapstronaut

    Yep, same happened to me, I started to cry on a video. Im more sensitive sometimes, other time Im totally ignorant and emotionless.
  6. Fallensoldier1

    Fallensoldier1 Fapstronaut

    Oh yeah for sure it happens to me. Not as much of crying. But mood swings and irritability, fatigue, depression for sure, increased stress and anxiety and the inability to handle it well, and the brain fog. It’s rough stuff!
  7. cadia guardsman

    cadia guardsman Fapstronaut

    No depression but for example i was watching a cycling movie on YouTube about great descents and dont know why i got emocional , and usually im not a very much emocional guy

    But the worst for me is anger , specially on the first week i was absolutely mad very times
  8. bigboibez

    bigboibez Fapstronaut

    I do have depression and hopelessness come in waves on nofap… but there was only one time where I was really emotional and cried like 3 times in the space of 2 days which was more than I cried in like the 5 years prior to those days put together.
    It was on around day 30 it happened... I remember just feeling so down for no reason that I could understand. I was just clearing up after dinner and I literally started crying my eyes out in front of my entire family lol... it was such a strange experience. It did feel much better to get it off my chest though and I know that depression and mood swings are actually a GOOD thing now as they're a sign nofap is working... back then I just thought that was my genuine emotion and so I couldn't make any sense of it.

    its really hard to stay strong through all this crap but I know the feeling always passes and relapsing will just make everything worse.

    good luck brother so many people are in this with you
  9. jazzman1

    jazzman1 Fapstronaut

    I had some similarities in terms of head sleepiness. Sometimes it's like I can't keep my head up, but hang in there it will pass. Now my battle is with anxiety and stress. I have always had a short fuse when it comes to stress and anger but now they are even shorter. I am aware of this but haven't found a way to control it yet.
  10. Mr x801

    Mr x801 New Fapstronaut

    After a week I get more aggressive than I would normally be I also have trouble sleeping sometimes because the urges get so strong and I think about relapsing
  11. hairlesschewbacca

    hairlesschewbacca Fapstronaut

    When I first started I cried s few times to first few weeks. Part of it is your body getting use to the change hormones in your body. Also I had a head ache so bad when I was going through withdrawals that I also cried. So physical pain and biological pain for me.
  12. DiegoNunez7749

    DiegoNunez7749 Fapstronaut

    You get brain fog from begging NoFap ??
  13. DaveyCrockett

    DaveyCrockett Fapstronaut

    Yes, I just had a really unexpected crying spell.

    I was trying to meditate in my bedroom, and out of nowhere, I was looking at my ceiling fan moving very slowly. Seeing the blades of the fan move slowly and made me think that an individual blade of the fan was like the beginning of a human life, being born, and as the blade moved and continued to move in the circle of motion which it travels in, by the time it circled around and reached where it was in the beginning, it made me think "that is what life is. you are born, you live life and then you die." Once the blade began to make the same motion again, it had me thinking as if that blade were another life, beginning the cycle of living one's life again, until inevitably dying, and then after death, someone else would be born, and the cycle would repeat again...and infinity.

    I started crying at that thought about how the cycle of motion regarding the individual fan blades is like human life...birth, living and then death. The uncertainty of death makes me cry. This time, I cried a lot at those thoughts about the fan being like a circle of life and all that.

    I would not have had any thoughts like this if I was not on NoFap. At least, I don't think I would have. If I did, I likely would not have reacted in the way that I did.
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  14. hairlesschewbacca

    hairlesschewbacca Fapstronaut

    That is called healing.
  15. DaveyCrockett

    DaveyCrockett Fapstronaut

    @hairlesschewbacca I hope that this is indeed healing. Healing of something in my brain regarding emotions, maybe. It was unexpected, haven't had anything like that in a very long time (since my last NoFap streak).

    Thanks for the reply, hairlesschewbacca.
  16. IGY

    IGY Fapstronaut

    Mood swings are part of the withdrawal symptoms when you stop PMO. :( We used to use PMO to avoid responsibility and our problems. We can feel emotionally vulnerable when we do not have the comfort blanket of masturbating to porn. :oops:
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  17. Varg

    Varg Fapstronaut

    Had the same symptoms, depression from nowhere. It was like that for first 3 months, feel really bad, no motivation, no energy to live. Last two weeks were much better, but this week is f%$£ awesome, I feel like a god. Confidence is amazing, no fears, very high aggression level. I feel that I want to meet with people, super social. People at work come to me to talk face to face. So much energy that I don't know what to do... :D
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  18. MarinoBigFan1984

    MarinoBigFan1984 Fapstronaut

    If you use masturbation as a coping mechanism and stop all your emotions will come back at you. Masturbation was a crutch to deal with unwanted feelings. Take away the crutch and you feel the pain.

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