Emotionally Numb

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by ramen2002, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. ramen2002

    ramen2002 New Fapstronaut

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    I've currently been going through this alongside depression, and I realize that I have a problem with masturbation (twice a day, everyday, and it stopped bringing me the same pleasure a long time ago.). What I'm wondering is if nofap can help cure that and reawaken my emotions that seem to be dampened for some reason?
     
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  2. recovery_isaac

    recovery_isaac Fapstronaut

    I'll tell you firsthand it will help. However, don't expect it early on in recovery. You need to stay on guard when times are tough, and it will make things that much better in the future.
     
  3. ramen2002

    ramen2002 New Fapstronaut

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    have you gone through this before? I want to do nofap but i'm so caught up in this that i'm just ruminating and obsessing all day and nothing seems to be helping
     
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  4. recovery_isaac

    recovery_isaac Fapstronaut

    I'm currently recovering. I have been for quite a while, but I do have experience. If you want to message me you can :) For now, I would say to make sure you stay productive. Productivity really helps. What is a hobby you have? Do you play sports? Any cool creative projects? And also work. Do some stuff around the house, don't procrastinate homework, exercise. And start now. Don't make excuses. You kinda have to muscle your way through the first couple of weeks, and then after those weeks, you'll feel numb again. Don't give in at that point. That's called a flatline and it's a part of recovery. Stay strong. Flatlines can last for weeks, or even months. But they fade. And after the flatline. I've heard it gets easier. I haven't gotten through a flatline yet, but that's what we are here for. To get better. You've got this man. Just don't give up:)
     
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  5. rideronastorm

    rideronastorm Fapstronaut

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    If you feel you are depressed you should seek professional help. Emotional numbness is one of the signs of depression. Stopping porn won't cure it. Depression can become a serious condition if left untreated and should not be taken lightly.

    I masturbated more when I was going through a depression. It was a way to distract me from my depression and and a attempt, albeit in vain, to get some pleasure from an otherwise gloomy existence. I cured my depression and even though I'm still a porn addict, I don't masturbate as much. I still do it almost everyday but when I was depressed I did it 3-4 times a day.
     
  6. Anonymous86

    Anonymous86 Fapstronaut

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    Did you ever recover from porn?
     
  7. Freeddom_Taker

    Freeddom_Taker Fapstronaut

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    How did you cure your depression?
     
  8. Kexas23

    Kexas23 Fapstronaut

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    It helps me. I think it will help you.
     
  9. rideronastorm

    rideronastorm Fapstronaut

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    @Anonymous86
    I am in the process of recovering from porn. Since I joined this group I'm feeling more confident and hopeful about my chances of recovery.

    @Freedom_Taker
    I went to a psychiatrist who gave me an antidepressant and advised me to do psychotherapy. Both treatments combined produced results and after about 6 months of treatment I was feeling much better.

    Depression, if left untreated, can have very serious consequences. It doesn't get better just by itself. In very serious cases it can lead to suicide. It is a serious condition that should be taking seriously. The good news is: it can be successfully treated. It takes time, but everyday, around the world, people overcome their depressions. However, people should not fool themselves into thinking that it can be cured without professional help. No serious disease can.
     
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