For how long & How did your " FLATLINE " end ?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Red Moon, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Red Moon

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    Hello.

    In a " FLATLINE " for 20 months with no end in sight :

    - No libido
    - Genital numbness and shrinkage
    - Penis feels disconnected from body
    - Penis color change due to lack of blood flow
    - Emotional numbness and brain fog

    For successful rebooters, for how long and how did your " FLATLINE " end ?

    Cheeers.
     
  2. alohacalifornia

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    my flatline was always never ending when i was smoking weed regularly. i usually felt the worst flatline symptoms for 4 days. but when i was smoking weed i could feel like crap for a 3 weeks straight. i think you should seek for a different reasons your flatline is so long. it could be too much or too little sleep, bad internet habits or substance usage.

    also my flatline ended suddenly when i woke up and felt like a million bucks
    and my libido was back also
     
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  3. Anonymous86

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    20 months?! Dude, what's your streak? Are you edging? Are you staying away from porn?
     
  4. JI7097

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    I’m at like 165 days rn and it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.
     
  5. Red Moon

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    Doing Nofap Hardmode ( no PMO ) for 23 months now. My " FLATLINE " began in the third month of Nofap and never left.

    First year = 11 relapses
    Second year = 7 relapses

    My biggest streak is 4 months ( 3 times ) . No edging, i´m doing my best to stay away from porn.
     
  6. Anonymous86

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    You relapsed 18 times. No wonder why you're still in a Flatline.
     
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  7. Red Moon

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    Many people recover from the FLATLINE in one month. In 23 months i have the equivalent of 1 hour of Pmo.
     
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  8. Krisso87

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    My therapist said with each small relapse you basically put yourself back 2 months . But you obviously still have your need for porn 3 x 4 months streaks and still go back to it ? Why ? Do you do meditation and exercise ? You have to change your life dramatically to fill the holes left by porn . I’ve been a porn addict for 20+ years and I’m on 160 day streak , flatlining like a person . But I’ve started marathon training , got into photography, journaling , meditation , all of the good stuff . My brain sometimes feels like it’s performing surgery on itself lol , but I’m trying to stay positive as best I can and embrace the flatline syptmoms because it means it’s working, instead of dredding it . Apparently it takes 14 months for healthy dopamine levels to return to an addicts brain , so I got 1 year to go roughly . 20 months of this I feel for ya bro but maybe analyse the rest of your life , what does your standard week look like ? You gotta do everything u possibly can to assist your brain in recovery .
    good luck bud
     
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  9. Red Moon

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    Hello,

    About your therapist, that is mere speculation. There is no available method to determine the setback of a relapse. As a former smoker i don´t feel Pmo as an addiction but i do have brain changes because of porn. I relapsed because 20 months with emotional numbness is hard, i wanted to feel something. But my willpower is stronger now.
    Do you have the same symptoms ? No libido, genital numbness and shrinkage, penis feels disconnected from body ?
    I also wish you good luck.
     
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  10. Krisso87

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    I agree with you now . That is speculation that’s literally just a number pulled out of her ass but she meant well haha . Yeah man I have the exact some stuff , feels my dick is about as useful as an ear lobe atm haha no libido at all . But best we can do is do all healthy things just to keep our heads above water until we get some relief and eventually recover . I’m at 172 now and I’ve done everything right but now it’s getting dangerous because it’s taking so long and I can’t help but feel will this ever end and need some relief , brains trying to play tricks . But I’m very aware of it and doing the best I can . Just gotta keep going day by day .
     
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  11. Different Built

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    Yeah bro this is something to be proud of. I would definitely look for other causes of this shit bc this is pretty long. That being said, I went for 4 months straight and felt just as bad on day 116 as day 45
     
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  12. Anonymous86

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    You haven't noticed any mental/physical improvements since stopping PMO for 4 months?
     
  13. Different Built

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    I felt completely rewire after like 70 days too so i wonder if there was something else going on. Idk, mental health has just been a constant battle for me
     
  14. Anonymous86

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    So no mental health improvements? Damn. I hope I can improve and that it's not BS.
     
  15. Different Built

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    I’ve seen some improvements off and on but depression and anxiety has been an ongoing struggle for the last 6 months
     
  16. OhWhenThe

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    Libido came back for me after two months. One day I woke up and libido was slightly there(like 20%), the following day it was 40% and so on until it was back fully. I relapsed though and it went away again. I'm now a month in but feel like it's going to take longer this time.
     
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  17. Anonymous86

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    Did you flatline after your relapse?
     
  18. OhWhenThe

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    More or less, I still had a small feeling of libido left but not much. I ended up relapsing like five times though and that totally killed it.
     
  19. Anonymous86

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    I see. Happened to me. I flatlined after I relapsed. No libido after that and my dick shriveled up after that.
     
  20. Red Moon

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    Ear lobe : - ), lol. The Flatline is definitely the weirdest experience of my life, i feel asexual. I don't remember what a natural libido feels like. Yeah, the brain is always trying to bring that dopamine hit from PMO. You are not alone. Be strong.
     

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