Feeling better then worse again

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by clapas, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. clapas

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    For the last week, I was feeling my anxiety slightly starting to subside, but since yesterday I'm feeling very anxious again and with ectopic beats. Nothing special happened, it was just a normal day, I didn't relapse, I didn't have urges. Why a worsening now?

    Sometimes I doubt my anxiety is porn induced, which was my hope, because then it could be fixed by abstinence.
     
  2. Varg

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    Had the same with depression, been happy for a week or more and then out of nowhere, without a reason depression returned.
     
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  3. I'm having the same in a smaller way and at day 35. I'm convinced this is the sign of a desperate mind trying ANYTHING to get it fix. These are delicate days as the real healing is starting to being now, and minor slip up and we will be full blown back at it in no time. Remain vigilant!

    As for anxiety being porn induced, I feel that porn was actually what treats our anxiety. It's our medicine, or drug of choice.
    Therefore it was never a cause, but a symptom of underlying emotions and unresolved processes within.
    Now that you have removed your numbing agent, you have to face the feelings raw, and work through them without running for comfort. IMHO
     
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  4. That's how it's gonna be till your symptoms plummet or done rebooting. You actually come out flatline and enter, come out and re_enter, so on.... at least in my case. If you are heavy user, you gonna be in it for painful ride.
     
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  5. clapas

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    I think what you say makes sense for the most part. The only thing is, I don't think porn was covering my anxiety, as it was there before. Actually anxiety was what brougth me to NoFAP, as a possible cure for it.
     
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  6. clapas

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    Damn, painful it is.
     
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