Extreme Anxiety/Panic

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  1. Gota

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    It's very different. Sometimes it takes few hours, sometime I feel it the whole day and can't do much to get rid of it. That feeling is uneven, usually when I concentrate on some other activities it slowly dissappears or become less pronounced. The worst is in the mornings, I rarely feel it in the evenings and almost never before my sleep. Sometimes I already wake up with that dismal feeling.
     
  2. Legion7

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    Interesting. Foe me, it ramps up just before bed. It makes the insomnia way more fun! Chamomile tea seems to help, but usually my sleep pattern is a series of 1 to 2 hour blocks. What's the longest you have felt like this at a streak. It's not bad for me today, but still there. How many days clean are you, too?
     
  3. Gota

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    I'm 9 months hardmode, but during these 9 months I wasn't feeling bad all the time. I had months when I was feeling overall fine, some physical withdrawal symptoms, but not that bad mentally. However the last 2.5 months my mood fluctuates a lot, this is why I started to take medication again. I'm up and down with that depression/anxiety feeling. Some days I feel it stronger, some days I don't feel it at all or it's very weak. I find no explanation why my mood started fluctuate so much. One hour I can feel that 'someone you love died' feeling, another hour I already feel the joy, then fall down again, etc. It depends from my thoughts too, sometimes positive events or just thinking that it will pass soon helps me to get out of this. Stress also make the things worse.
     
  4. Legion7

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    I'm dealing with some life stress and I know it's a trigger for my anxiety. I'm hoping that it goes away or at least lessens soon. I haven't had any joy yet, just feelings of "not horrible" so far. That has been my goal right now...to not feel bad. It's only been 2 months for me, tho
     
  5. SteveMquaid

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    Baby steps my man. Especially with the brain fog, depersonalization, panic, and anxiety. I’m going through it pretty bad especially today but just don’t let your symptoms scare you. They can’t hurt you.
     
  6. Legion7

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    Keep your chin up too. This has to end at some point...
     
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  7. I have dealt with anxiety most of my life. I believe it started when I was 11. I was on the x pill for a long time as well but i recently weaned myself off of it. I’m pretty sure I was taking it so long that the only reason I was taking it at this point was to stop withdrawal. It wasn’t doing anything for my anxiety anymore.

    Anyway...with that being said...I know all too well what panic attacks can do to someone. It’s horrible. The brain will constantly go through every reason why something is horribly wrong with you until it finds one you might slightly believe is happening...and the physical symptoms will make you believe it!

    Since going on my NoFap adventure I’ve been getting them almost on a daily basis...mostly at night...which leads to many sleepless nights. What makes it extremely difficult to handle is knowing that I could probably just go pull on my pecker and it will go away and I will fall asleep wonderfully. As of right now I haven’t slept at all for 54 hours. It’s pretty hard being a good husband and father of 2 when you are not sleeping and constantly worrying but I am determined to not slip up this time.

    Anyway just wanted to vent and let everyone know that we are not alone in this...keep pushing on, brothers!
     
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  8. SteveMquaid

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    Welcome brother! I really want to turn this into a place for people with anxiety and awful withdrawal symptoms. Or create a group/ thread for them if all would be interested.
     
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  9. Legion7

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    That's very helpful, if not crappy for you. I'm feeling that same thing. I'm in the process of haggling with a lousy contractor and fighting with a brother in law over a trust fund. I literally just got off the phone with the lawyer and my heart is jumping and anxiety is back like a big dog.

    I would totally be on board with an anxiety/withdrawals dedicated thread
     
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  10. SteveMquaid

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    I’ll create one either tonight when I’m home from work. (I work retail so I get out very late) or tomorrow morning and I’ll add many people who would like to be added.
     
  11. Legion7

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    That would be awesome.
     
  12. soulrebel

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    hahaha same here same here
     
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  13. SteveMquaid

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    @Gota @Legion7 @Ahmed1998 @Tiger uppercut! My new thread has been posted for any of those who would like to join feel free to tag anyone you think can benefit from that thread. Thank you all.
     
  14. Legion7

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    Ok OK, I'm old. Where, how? Not quite sure how yo find it
     
  15. john27

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    Panic attacks are the worst. I've learned to just breathe through them, no matter how long it takes. It's something I've had since my early teens because of bad anxiety.

    I find the trick is to treat the panic as just another physical symptom. Don't fear it, just let it come and accept that this is how your body feels right now. This mentality has helped me a lot.
     
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  16. u376

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    What makes us more anxious masturbation without porn
    Or porn without masturbation
     
  17. Fripprog

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    @Legion7 @Gota Did you get rid of the anxiety and depression?
     
  18. Badumbomm

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    Interesting to read this. My addiction is something like 9 years old. I did hardmode for 10 months and still suffered from withdrawals. Then two days ago i lost hope for myself and fappes to times. My symptomps were mostly psychically and that is extreme anxiety better to say social anxiety. I turned into an complete lone wolf , outside the interactions with family. I managed to socialize a bit at work but sometimes it was very hard. It seems like other get afraid of me, like when i start speaking and my voice starts getting weak and shaky then other get the same shaky voice and get nervous. This make everything much worse. Otherwise i felt mostly fine, but i had infrequewent morning wood and now i am back in flatline. Now i am planning to get some medication for anxiety, i took ashwagandha for 1 month but it did not help.
     
  19. Gota

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    I get depression when I experience stress. If I don't feel stress I feel normal (but I still take antidepressants). Overall I feel much better than I was feeling 1-1,5 years ago.

    As for anxiety, it's more complicated... I feel anxiety from time to time, but it's more related to my childhood traumas that I was able to identify not long ago and I'm still working with this. Everytime these traumatic experiences are trigerred I feel anxiety. Social anxiety is mostly gone, but it's hard to say if this is solely because of my abstinence from PMO or is it because of my progress in psychotherapy. I think it's probably both.
     
  20. fedmom

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    I've got a thread in my profile with a method of getting rid of anxiety and depression.
     

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