I Can't String A Sentence Together

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Redbox, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Redbox

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    Day 45. I'm experiencing terrible mental blankness at the moment, this has been happening since last Friday. My mood is pretty neutral, I'm not feeling depressed. I have been through the flatline.

    Here's the problem:
    When I'm in a social situation, either in person or digitally (text, messenger etc), I simply can't bring my thoughts together to produce anything worthy to say or send. I seem to come across really serious about everything, and I have lost to ability to actually have a laugh with someone. My input usually goes along the lines of mumbling or laughing (fake usually) just to give at least something back to the person talking to me.

    I see myself as a very boring person at the moment. I'm that guy that you think is a bit odd. I can't seem to give anything socially.

    If I do say something, people always seem to speak over the top of me, EVERYTIME.

    What is happening?
     
  2. max9292

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    Hi I am on day 63 and often I find myself in your same situation where I fell crushed by the others in the social situations. It is as if my mind were blocked. I don't understand why that happens, maybe beyond PMO there are social situations which need to be faced and resolved
     
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  3. Redbox

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    Yes, it's getting to the stage at the moment where I just don't even bother opening my mouth. It's like my brain can't keep up with my mouth. I keep mixing up silly words like I meant to say 'upstairs' earlier but I said 'upscares' instead. I am quite worried.
     
  4. AstronautMikeDexter

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    Sounds almost like a flatline mixed with brain fog. Have you been experiencing those?
     
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  5. areborn27

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    It will get better.

    I was so socially braindead early in my reboot that I couldn't even meet any of my friends for a period of months for fear of them thinking something was wrong with me. Its a combination of emotional numbness, brainfog and just something in a part of our brain that is fucking with our language and social skills.
    I could barely speak to anyone, nothing witty or seemingly intelligible came out of my mouth for months. There will come a time when things improve, words and sentences will start flowing and it will surprise you like it has done for me.
    You just need to believe in the process and be patient.
     
  6. Redbox

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    Thanks for the reassurance! And glad I'm not the only one. Before NoFap, I used to have the same problem; I couldn't communicate fluently, and people often didn't understand me. This came in episodes, and after a short while, I'd be able to socialise normally and clearly again. However, back then, it came along with very strong, clinical depression. But now, I'm dealing with same the communcation problem, without the depression, which I guess is an improvement. Shows how NoFap has helped me counter depression. I don't feel any fear of social situations anymore, such as speaking in groups, which I used to fear massively pre NoFap.
     
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  7. Kenzo89

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    I got that as well, it's annoying trying to talk and the words are not there..then I pause before I come up with alternative words and I look desperate.
    It's definitely brain fog which will fade within time, patience is key. Sometimes silence is a good thing
     
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  8. Guybrushgood

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    Hi redbox! How is it going? I feel the same you described above with almost 5 months into Streak. Shit porn.
     
  9. DiegoNunez7749

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    How did you improve
     
  10. DiegoNunez7749

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    Damn
    Man I thought I was the only one.. I have the same fricken situation I mix words like you said and honestly this is what gives me social anxiety. I was a very social person before but when I started looking at porn I started having trouble speaking and shit, it’s crazy..
     
  11. Redbox

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    I’m thinking there’s a correlation between PMO and temporary speech impairment. Or if it’s not PMO, it’s something else.

    This may seem strange, but I’ve also wondered whether coffee has been the cause of speech impairment also. When I don’t drink it, I seem to have a clearer mind. I’m just sticking to tea at the moment to see if it clears up. I’m just doing process of elimination because something in my lifestyle is causing a foggy mind, but maybe it is just the PMO though..
     
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  12. Definitely PMO related. I spoke like an absolute idiot about a year and a half ago and for years before. Stuttering, making words up you name it. My speech is much more clear and straight to the point although I still have a bit of blank mind at times and struggle with what to say and don’t really have too much Witt and lack in banter.
     
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  13. Guybrushgood

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    I agree. With a long Streak like yours and mine, it shouldve been cleared the fog and the speech wouldve improved but, no thing seems to help. I wonder what could be... Im tired
     
  14. Fenix Rising

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    Have you tried taking large quantities of Omega-3 fatty acids? I got this advice from a book addressing depression. It helps me lift the brain fog if I take +2,500 mg of EPA and DHA daily - 2 large spoons of fish oil one in the morning and one in the evening.
     
  15. Guybrushgood

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    No, Ive never tried that. I dont use to take supplements and surely They should be too expensive for my badget. Didnt help you more than a year to lift up the fog?
     
  16. Fenix Rising

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    It's cheap. Go to a local pharmacy and buy raw fish oil in a bottle not pills. Pills are not strong enough and too expensive. 250ml costs $10 (at least in EU) and it should last you a month. I fall back into deep depression/anxiety very soon if I stop taking it. I didn't believe it at first, but it really works at least in my case. I have to take it on daily basis though. Here are some findings if interested -> https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-benefits-of-fish-oil#section9
     
  17. Guybrushgood

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    There is this in my country, check it please and advice me.
    https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.a...mg-epadha-c-astaxantina-x120cap-_JM#stayOnWeb
     
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