How long does a flatline/withdrawal period last for?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Powerous, Jul 20, 2019.

How long did your flatline/withdrawal period last for?

  1. About 2 weeks or less

    6 vote(s)
  2. A month

    2 vote(s)
  3. 3 months+

    3 vote(s)
  4. 6months to 1 year

    1 vote(s)
  5. 1 year+

    3 vote(s)
  1. Powerous

    Powerous Fapstronaut

    I am just wondering how long it will last.
    Some posts I read of people going through Flatline for almost a year!
    Like what the heck?...

    I hope it doesn't last that long for me since I have been heavy addict past 10+ years.

    Also what is the best way to cope or reduce the withdrawals?

    Thank you guys
  2. BravelyKegger

    BravelyKegger Fapstronaut

    i was at bootcamp for about 75ish days, i had a couple flatlines while i was there, most happened in the first month, after that they slowed down, they would usually only last a day when they hit, sometimes 2 days, it was kind of hard to tell because i was always so depressed there. Tomorrow will be day 90 for me, a complete reboot, i dont get flatlines anymore really, i think i had 1 in the past 2 weeks, it hit me hard that day, no energy at all, but i think i am done with them now.
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  3. Powerous

    Powerous Fapstronaut

    That is good to hear.
    Couple questions: How long have you been a PMO addict for?
    And What benefits do you experience now? Thanks
  4. BravelyKegger

    BravelyKegger Fapstronaut

    i started porn when i was 12, i became an hardcore addict when i was 19 i would say, thats when i got into sissy porn and stuff went downhill fast, i dont think i was an addict before because i had sex when i was 17 and had no problems and i am 20 now, i would say anything past 18 was downhill for me.
  5. hairlesschewbacca

    hairlesschewbacca Fapstronaut

    There is not one answer for anyone. It all depends on the following factors.

    Your age

    Your body fat

    # of years you were addicted to PMO

    # of times a day you PMO

    weirdness of the porn consumed

    Health habits (eating, sleeping working out)

    And do you limit your edging

    Some people just need 90 days to be completely healed. Others need 2 years.
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  6. mgz069

    mgz069 Fapstronaut

    The first one lasted about around 90 days. Then got off. Then came back for a while and so on..
    It comes and goes in waves and its not exactly under your control.
    Ways to cope?
    Rest! Take a massage (not sexual). Enjoy some time relaxing or reading a book. I prefer audio books and watching interesting topics on Youtube,
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  7. Everyone here seems to understand something different under "flatline".
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  8. Powerous

    Powerous Fapstronaut

    I am 23. Body fat is around 14%. Been PMO addict for over 10 years now. At worst I was PMOing twice a day 5 times a week.
    I eat pretty healthy, I work out healthy too and my sleep pattern is okay. And I barely do edging.

    Do you think I need like 6months=1 year to fully reboot?
  9. Powerous

    Powerous Fapstronaut

    Thanks for this. Wow you are on 500+ days. How is it going for you now? When was the last time you experience flatline/withdrawals?
  10. Powerous

    Powerous Fapstronaut

    I think there is two definitions for it like this one person posted.

    One is where your libido is rock bottom and feel no pleasure down there.

    Other is withdrawal symptoms depression etc. Although both can be depressing.
  11. hairlesschewbacca

    hairlesschewbacca Fapstronaut

    My stats are worse than yours and I am healed before 90 days.

    14 years
    At worst PMO twice a day (greatly decreased to PMO once a week tho)
    26 years old
    Offensive lineman body
    Workout insane amount
    Prolly eat to much meat and dairy
  12. mgz069

    mgz069 Fapstronaut

    I am better than before NoFap thats for sure. I feel more connected with the people and the world. I smile a lot more. The last flatline was many months ago.
    The last withdrawal was about a month ago and lasted only a few days. Basically, i felt tired and drained out.
    I am at 529 days no P! The first 100+ were hardmode. Then had sex a couple of times. Around 200+ until today I masturbate once a week or maybe every two weeks just to get some tension down, without porn.
    My single most hard not resolved issue is bad sleep.
    I only sleep around 4-5 hours per night, for years now!
    And bad sleep reduces testosterone. So even though I am on NoFap, I am not feeling all the benefits largely due to that.
    Don't focus on the days.
    Let NoFap be your default lifestyle.
    Complete a 90-day hard mode. After that if you slip and masturbate don't put your weapons down.
    Think about your last 90 days before NoFap. You probably masturbated 250 times back then.
    90 days in NoFap you would have masturbated 0 times. Or even 5. Thats still 245 less ejaculations than you did before.
    And it keeps piling up :)
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