FLATLINE EXPERIENCES?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Redbox, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Redbox

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    I know everybody experiences different physical and mental symptoms during flatlines and that the longevity can vary from days, weeks to months. I thought it would be interesting to create a thread dedicated to discussing what everyone has personally experienced through the flatline phase.

    I've read the flatline is supposedly a phase where the brain has withdrawal from its usual rushing fix of dopamine from PMO. During this phase, your brain is rewiring and healing itself, replacing old neurotransmitters with new ones and cleansing brain circuitry from all the damage that has been done by years of PMO.

    The flatline has challenged me in all kinds of ways. My personal experiences from the flatline are low libido, severe depression, speech impairment, brain fog, no initiative, low energy, no motivation, sleep a lot, distorted vision for a positive future, questioning the point in life, hopeless and useless, and simple everyday tasks are very difficult to conduct.

    It can be a scary place to be, and time is cure.

    Please share your flatline experiences!
     
  2. HandsOffDong

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    The other day I could sort of feel my brain rewiring itself, it was a weird sensation, as if it was coming off something, like some kind of drug, and I was light headed to go with it, I knew it was over at that point more or less. I am in a different state right now.
     
  3. Redbox

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    That's interesting. I have felt sensations in my brain recently, it's nothing like a headache, it feels like some kind of activity is occurring, possibly part of the healing process.

    I'm curious how long you were in the flatline and have you regained your libido if you lost it?
     
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  4. HandsOffDong

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    At day 36 I stopped flatlining, or at least coming out of it and feeling better. Like any post addiction withdrawals they might or might not come back a little after it, haven't experienced it yet. I took supplements, algae caps, you should take them also.
     
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  5. BigCheese

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    I'm on my third flatline. At 70 something days (actual days are calculated on my laptop lol). Right now I just feel neither happy or depressed but neutral. Have no motivation to socialize with other and rather be alone. Low libido. And brain fog. My first flatline was probably the worst
     
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  6. LucidBMX

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    Day 24 hard mode after 20 years fapping. Experience pretty much everything original post mentioned find it more pleasant than unpleasant I guess. Hitting on a girl at the tobacco shop even though I don't smoke tobacco. I've been in there a few times to buy tobacco wraps but keep going in there to buy dumb s*** just to flirt with her. Definitely wouldn't be doing that if I was fapping still so that's cool.
     
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  7. Titus Fisch

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    Which day
    What day is that?
     
  8. Mateo89

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    I've experienced all the above symptoms you mentioned in my first 2 months. Once nearing the 3rd month, everything begins to gradually lessen, and you begin noticing subtle improvements in mood and abilities you never thought you possessed before. life becomes more enjoyable, you no longer have urges to lock yourself up in a room and watch porn. However libido didnt return until closer to 6 months. So I believe there to be different stages in a flatline as well, from early to late stages. The biggest benefit you will notice is perspective, and the ability to appreciate life. Because of all the hardship you went through during the flatline, you will develop a greater appreciation of little things. And your future will forever be changed for the better. So have hope, only good things to come.

    Best,
    Mateo
     
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  9. Titus Fisch

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    I am really looking forward to that..I am on day 15 and been craving for female attention..
     
  10. Mateo89

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    Hey Titus,

    The cravings you have are just manifestations of your addiction to pornography. Continue to stay away from it, and you will no longer "crave" female attention. It will manifest into a healthy appreciation for women which is far more masculine and sustainable. I promise you that brother.

    Keep on moving forward,
    Mateo
     
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  11. jtmony08

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    Weird...I'm nearing Day 14 and experiencing thesis symptoms. I feel drained, lazy, sleepy and without purpose. Not depressed, just an unusually weird feeling of laziness. My dick hangs heavy, but I'm not horny. I received and very sensational blowjob, but couldn't get an erection. I wasn't thinking of porn at the time, my mind was purely focused on the the pleasure I was receiving. I haven't had sex in more than a week, haven't PMO'ed in nearly 14 days. I should be bouncing off the wall trying to cum, yet my libido is too low to really even care.
     
  12. Mateo89

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    Jtmoney

    You are in flatline. Libido Involves both the brain and body. Even if u ur body is physically healthy pmo can mess up your libido via the brain. Keep at it. And your libido will come back brother.

    Mateo
     
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    So I went to the gym to attempt to push through the "blah'ness." I was able to put together about 25 mins of cardio, an arms workout, sit-ups, and stretches before showering and coming home. Again, no PMO desires, no horniness, no nothing. I know eventually this will pass, but I'm concerned that if my wife decides she wants a little intimacy tonight, I'm not sure how far I'll be able to go. As I'm mentioned here before, my wife is very supportive. She's not the type to pressure, so that's good news. But let's face it, who wants to tell their wife no? If I haven't said this already, thanks to you all for helping me get through this feeling on nothingness. Your words of encouragement are very helpful. Thanks again.
     
  15. Mateo89

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    jtmony08,

    Depending on the severity of your addiction, your recovery time could take up to 6 months. So it be wise to start communicating to your wife what exactly is going on. Educate her on the science, and communicate to her that its not her, but the neurochemistry in your brain. You mentioned she is supportive so she will understand I'm sure. If you want to be a true gentlemen, you can always still go down on her, and give her what she wants in other ways. Intimacy doesn't always have to involve intercourse and ejaculation.

    Best,
    Mateo
     
  16. jtmony08

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    Mate,
    Thanks...I've already shared this with her, so she knows. We've been happily married for over 2 decades. heck she doesn't even see my PMO as an issue. Whatever I need, she's there for me. I'd be the first to admit how blessed I am. But I also agree...the process will take time.
     
  17. Mateo89

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    You are definately blessed brother,

    I wish you a successful recovery,
    Mateo
     

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