Feeling Depressed

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Comets, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Comets

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    Did anyone else experience depression in their reboot? It's been 5 days since my 27 day streak and I'm feeling very depressed.
     
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  2. MeTP

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    Surely depression is normal part of rebooting. This will pass, just breathe and observe your mind. You can also ask yourself what this depression/thoughts mean and come to some serious conclusions.
     
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  3. Mateo89

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  4. Redbox

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    I can certainly relate to this. Luckily I've passed the flatline process (for now). Apparently you can experience several flatline phases on and off during rebooting.

    It is quite awful, and I know the feeling. Mine lasted for around 3 - 4 weeks. I had strong suicidal thoughts and questioning the meaning of my life. I did not speak to anybody unless I really had to. My social skills were terrible, I couldn't put two words together. Very anxious and no libido. I just wanted to sit on my own, and do nothing.

    It's a process everyone goes through during the reboot for PMO.

    You will get through it, trust me! You will wake up one morning, or in the split of a second during the day, you will begin to feel REALLY GOOD and all that negativity turns into positivity.
     
  5. Divinekarma

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    Hi Greenboy, Great going, At what day did you start flatlining? What day are you at the moment?
     
  6. Redbox

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    After a few days of no PMO, I felt great, really confident, super sociable, no anxiety, really positive attitude towards everything.

    I'd say around after 2-3 weeks I started feeling flatline symptoms, specifically mental issue symptoms.

    I began NoFap on 3rd January, however relapsed 14th and 18th of January. So I'm around Day 30 at the moment now. I've had wet dreams since my relapse, however it doesn't count as a relapse because it's your body naturally releasing excess sperm, which is healthy!

    You will get through the flatline, your brain can't be like that forever! Also don't let your flatline make you relapse, because you won't move forward in the process! Gotta push through it. If you relapse, you will probably feel good for a few seconds from a dopamine rush and then feel bad again.

    I used to have really bad depression and anxiety episodes, and found out fapping was the cause after all these years. Now I feel really good and my life is great. My flatline was the absolute worst, because it was the usual depressive episode I used to have, except 10 times worse and stronger.

    Keep going bro!
     
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  7. MeTP

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    Good to know, I suffered depression once and yesterday realized that my flatline will probably be the return to depression to heal my emotions properly. And urges are not so much problem as emotions I'm dealing now are.
     
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  8. HandsOffDong

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    I sometimes have weird sensations in my head, and sometimes my lungs clear and breathing becomes better for a while.

    I also have depression today and fatigue, yesterday I was fairly good/neutral. I think I am going to take it easier from now on. Give programming a rest.

    I am on day 51. Just bored on a sunday, I feel a very small urge occassionally, seems my flatline is milder. I've pretty much had it with this current state sigh, staying strong though.
     
  9. JYD1469

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    I'm on day 6/12. 6 of no P, and 12 of no PMO. I'm feeling VERY depressed at the moment. No urge whatsoever, so that's good, at least. I can't believe I didn't start this sooner.

    How long did y'alls depression last?
     
  10. Guybrushgood

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    Really? im at day 80. and nothing has changed, its very difficult to stand this
     
  11. ControlV

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    Same here at day 68. Feeling super depressed. I did'nt feel like this even when I was pmoing. I've been eating healthy and working out everyday and sleeping fine too.
    Just sucks. Don't know what to do.
     
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  12. Arpit Agrawal

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    Happens with many people.Feeling depressed is normal some even consider it as a beginning to recovery.
    Talk to someone who you trust.when I got depressed I took a walk and talked to my frnds .Remember therapy is also a good option.Helped me a lot.
    If possible try and find an accountability partner.
    Remember you have it have in you to turn your life around.
     
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  13. Arpit Agrawal

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    Talk to someone who you trust your frnds,family anyone
    Open up to them about your problems.You will definitely feel lighter,confident and positive .
    If possible get an accountability partner
     
  14. Arpit Agrawal

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    Your source of depression might be different.Try to think and analyse about your problems.sometimes depression takes longer to heal
    Seeking therapy is also a good option .Will help in speeding the recovery process
     
  15. Arpit Agrawal

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    Yes this is exactly what has happened with me .
    Now I feel more confident and have improved my social life
     
  16. JakeO5

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    It is all normal, your brain was used to PMO level dopamine, meaning now that you stopped your dopamine take a deep nose dive and that causes you to feel depressed, the same happened to me and it went away, becauss i remember i was never a depressed person, not before pmo neither during pmo now that i stopped i first start feeling depressed but it went from severe to now and then, time is the key
     
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  17. ropko25

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    So how its going now? Because i`m too feeling nothing but depression, not lack, but totally out of any motivation, body feel week, etc.
     
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  18. ControlV

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    Go to a good psychiatrist. He gave me some medicines and it solved the problem.
    Just don't relapse. You will feel worse and the depression ,etc will still be there.
    Staying away from pmo just brought back the stuff that you have been pushing down with pmo.
    Deal with it with professional help.
    I'm feeling much better than ever and happy. I wish I did'nt relapse during that time on my 71st day.
    Relapsing won't solve anything.
    Good luck
     
  19. ropko25

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    What doctor gave you?
     
  20. ControlV

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    Sorry. can't say that. But going to a psychiatrist is a good option. He'll give some tablets to balance the chemicals in the brain
     

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